Generalized Landscape Regions of New York State
|Landscapes are regions characterized
by common characteristics including Elevation, Slope, and Bedrock
The three basic types of landscapes are:
1) Plateaus- - - - - - - - - High
elevation - - - - flat slopes - - - - horizontal bedrock
|Different landscapes are separated by
solid black lines. The dotted lines separate regions within a
landscape. For instance, the Catskills are not mountains nor are
they a separate landscape. Instead they are a region of Allegheny
|It is not a coincidence that the
Landscape map is opposite the Bedrock Geology map in the ESRT.
Regents question often require the use of both maps.
Q: Which landscape region is composed of mostly
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