Colorado Plateau

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Colorad′o Plateau′

a plateau in the SW United States, in N Arizona, NW New Mexico, S Utah, and W Colorado.
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Noun1.Colorado Plateau - a large plateau to the south and west of the Rocky Mountains; abuts mountains on the north and east and ends in an escarpment overlooking lowlands to the south and west; the Grand Canyon is carved out of the southwestern corner
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
Centennial State, Colorado, CO - a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, NM - a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
Beehive State, Mormon State, Utah, UT - a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
Grand Canyon - the enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona
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"I'm concerned we don't have a handle on the impacts," said Roger Clark, a program director at Grand Canyon Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau. "It's a problem that's bad that's going to get worse."
The company expects to deploy these new mining techniques at full production rates once the company makes the decision to go back into full production at the La Sal Complex and other company-owned uranium/vanadium mines on the Colorado Plateau, as market conditions warrant.
But after college, I did spend a lot of time exploring the landscape he wrote about, camping across the Colorado Plateau and climbing hoodoos.
The Bureau of Reclamation's warning is our wake-up call and Mother Nature's reminders of drought are all around us in the parched Colorado Plateau landscape.
Their topics include paleoenvironments of the American Southwest, the Phoenix Basin Archaic, Archaic transitions and transformations in the Jornada Mogollon region of southern New Mexico and western Texas, the rise of broad-spectrum foraging on the Colorado Plateau during the Early Holocene, Archaic time and distance in the San Juan Basin, and divergent and convergent perspectives on the Southwest Archaic.
Bailey lives in Torrey, Utah, at the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, an otherworldly region of sandstone monoliths and canyons wedged between the Great Basin and the Rocky Mountains.
The most recent comprehensive analysis of Bison distribution in continental North America illustrates an apparent geographic 'gap' of bison records for much of the arid Southwest, especially on the Colorado Plateau (CP; Mc Donald, 1981; Fig.
Engelhard, who calls himself "a vagrant by inclination and training" and a Luddite who neither drives nor owns a phone, is in love with the high desert of the Four Corners and the Colorado Plateau; with the American far north, Alaska, and the Arctic Refuge.
He taught biology, archeoastronomy and helped in developing curricula for Environmental Biology and Colorado Plateau Studies.
But Phoenix didn't just swell because of shrewd businessmen and an ideology of 'growth liberalism'; it also grew because state, federal and Native American tribal authorities could ably exploit its proximity to the energy-rich Colorado Plateau. In an impressive and dynamic first book, Andrew Needham shows how access to cheap energy literally powered the rise of postwar suburban life.
The first half of Saunt's rich tapestry features the Russian pursuit of the fur trade, the "soft gold" along the Aleutian islands; the simultaneous efforts of Spain to establish their grip on the Pacific coast, occupying and fortifying the natural harbors from San Diego northward; the colonization of San Francisco, complete with Spanish introduction of new technologies, modern weaponry, the Catholic faith, and a host of diseases contributing to yet another Native American demographic collapse; and the Lewis-and-Clark-like exertions of Spanish adventurers to explore and map the Colorado Plateau.

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