Sierra Madre Oriental pine-oak forests

WWF Abstract

If you made a journey from the southwestern United States into Mexico's Sierra Madres, you'd find yourself hiking up and down a series of peaks and ridges covered with pine and oak forests. You'd see small flocks of Mexican chickadees flitting in the tree branches and hear the loud calls of several species of jays. And you'd probably notice the incredible variety of plant life growing all around. Among the ecoregion's many plant species are agaves and other important wild relatives of our agricultural crops.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Countries:Mexico, United States
Area:16,191,998 acres (6,552,669 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Big Bend Biosphere Reserve National Park
Reserva de la Biosfera El Cielo Biosphere Reserve
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder