Southern Great Lakes forests

WWF Abstract

In the Southern Great Lakes Forests ecoregion you can still hear the drum of pileated woodpeckers and the haunting calls of screech owls--but far less often than when forests and wetlands covered this region. These natural areas, once rich with elk, wolves, and other wildlife, have been almost totally converted by intensive industrial development. Nonetheless, in the remaining patches you can still find wild turkeys, green-backed herons, and breeding populations of migratory songbirds such as the wood thrush. Against the backdrop of growing cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, and Toronto, these remaining forests and wetlands are important oases for many species.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Canada, United States
Area:60,415,998 acres (24,449,487 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve
Point Pelee National Park
Rondeau Provincial Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder