WEST REGION STUDY GUIDE

Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado
States in the West Region

mostly mountains, rainforest, and desert
Landforms in the west region.

Rocky Mountains
Mountain range that is nearly 3,000 miles long.

Great Salt Lake
Large lake that is very salty and shallow.

different throughout region.
Climate of the west region.

America’s Fruit and Salad Bowl
Nickname of the west region.

salt, aircraft, bananas, pineapples, wood, potatoes.
Products of the west region.

fertile soil in the valley, oil(Trans-Alaska Pipeline), Pacific Ocean (fishing and ports), Columbia River (dam makes electricity, irrigates crops, provides transportation).
Natural resources in the west region.

Old Faithful Geyser, Golden Gate Bridge, Yellowstone National Park, ghost towns, devil’s Tower, disneyland
Landmarks in the west region.

Eskimo ice cream, seafood, Asian foods
Culture in the west region.