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  • Mountains and Basins

    Region

  • McKittrick Canyon

    in Guadalupe Mts.

    Natl Park

    Mountains and Basins (including part of

    the Permian Basin)

    LANDFORMS

  • Chisos

    Basin in

    Big Bend

    Natl

    Park The mountains in Texas are part of the Rocky Mountains

    LANDFORMS

  • Guadalupe Mountain

    in Guadalupe Mts.

    Natl Park

    LANDFORMS

    Guadalupe Peak is the tallest

    point in TX

  • LANDFORMS

    3 biggest ranges in TX Davis

    Mts., Chisos Mts., Guadalupe

    Mts.

  • Has a DESERT CLIMATE

    Driest part of state

    8 rain/yr (20 in mountains)

    Desert grasslands found

    mostly in the central part of the

    Mountains and Basins Region

    CLIMATE and NATURAL VEGETATION

    Desert Shrub creosote

    flats, cactus, yucca, cholla,

    ocotillo

    What is creosote?

    http://aneyefortexas.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/the-amazing-creosote-bush/

  • Mountain Range

    Vegetation scrub oak and

    live oak trees, pine trees and

    cedar trees (caused by higher

    rainfall in the mountains)

    MOUNTAIN

    VEGETATION

    Chisos Basin in Big Bend Natl Park

    Chisos Forest in Big Bend McKittrick Canyon in Guadalupe Mts.

    National Park

  • NATURAL RESOURCES Wind

    X

    Pecos

    River

    Rio

    Grande

    Minerals (limestone, copper, salt,

    sulfur, talc, shale, clay)

    Oil and

    Natural

    Gas

    (mostly in

    the Permian

    Basin) Not a lot of water!!!! This is a

    desert!! Coastal Plains had 11 major

    rivers M&B only has TWO

  • ECONOMIC

    ACTIVITIES

    Maquiladoras

    Wind Energy Irrigated Farming

    Cantaloupes (Pecos River),

    Cotton and Pecans

    Oil & Natural Gas

    Permian Basin

    X Trade with NM, AZ, CA and Mexico (Rest

    of TX is farther away)

  • ECONOMIC

    ACTIVITIES

    Cont

    CITIES

    (and Towns)

    El Paso

    Marfa

    Pecos

    Ft. Davis

    Alpine

    Tourism

    Big Bend National

    Park

    Camping

    Hiking

    Davis Observatory

    (Davis Mountains)

  • Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park

    Rio Grande

    Mexico

    United States

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