The Betasso site is in the foothills climatic zone and is about 0.45km2. The average elevation is about 1934m. The area is a mix of steep forested slopes with several intermittent streams, and sloping meadows, sub-summits, and rock outcrops. The south facing slopes are primarily warmer with Ponderosa Pine stands. The cooler north-facing slopes are a Ponderosa Pine-Douglas fir mix.
This land classification of the Betasso site is created from the 2008 Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Denver Regional Aerial Photography Project (DRAPP) Ortho imagery. The area is classified into 5 categories:
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