ERIC Number: ED144753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
An Environmental Handbook of the Marble Area.
The Elk Range located in the very center of the Colorado Rocky Mountains is described in this guide to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Near the ghost town of Marble, Colorado, this wilderness area is described as 66,000 acres 150 miles outside Denver encompassing 25% of all established wilderness in Colorado, 130 miles of marked trails, and the largest number of 14,000 foot peaks of any comparable area of Colorado. Information relative to outdoor and environmental education is presented as follows: geology; weather; principles of ecology; life zones; animals; historical impact of man; the current day (sheep grazing in the Wilderness Area and the use of poisoned bait to kill off sheep predators, ski area expansion, and future problems); Outward Bound's use of the Wilderness Area (a wilderness code). Also included is an appendix which presents: information re: the the recognition of common trees; a checklist of common wildflowers; an animal checklist; and a list of natural foods. (JC)
Descriptors: Climate, Ecology, Environmental Education, Geographic Regions, Geography, Geology, Guides, Outdoor Education, Plant Identification, Recreation, Wildlife Management
Colorado Outward Bound School, 945 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Outward Bound School, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado