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Yellowstone National Park - Forces of the Northern Range


Location of sign - between Tower Junction and Mammoth Hot Springs  in Yellowstone National Park


Photo taken June 2008

Forces of the Northern Range, Forces of the Northern Range sign, Yellowstone National Park  


Text of sign:


Forces of the Northern Range


Welcome to the Trail

Forces of the Northern Range Self-Guiding Trail is a 1/2 mile accessible loop.  Benches along the trail provide a place to rest

and enjoy the view.  Please preserve the area by staying on the boardwalk.


A Special Place


Yellowstone's northern range is home to a large variety of plants and animals.  It is unique - different from other areas of the park.

What makes it so different?


Elevations are 5,200 to 7,000 feet - lower than anywhere else in Yellowstone.


Annual precipitation is less than 15 inches - drier than the rest of the park.


Soils formed from many kinds if rock - rhyolitic soils are found elsewhere in Yellowstone.


Winter wind and sun reduce snow depth in this open landscape - winter grazing is easier here.


Sagebrush, shrubs, and grasses abundantly in these conditions.  This habitat is perfect for large grazing animals, whose presence

supports a variety of predators.


This exhibit made possible by a generous grant from the Yellowstone Association.


Graphics on the sign


In addition to the text there is a picture of a the trail, an inset map of the location of the trail and a picture of a girl looking at

nature on the trail.


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