Blue Mountains forests

WWF Abstract

With some of North America's finest stands of old growth ponderosa pine, Englemann spruce, western larch, and grand fir,the old-growth forests of the Blue Mountains ecoregion provide refuge for a diversity of wildlife including northern spotted owls, Lewis' woodpeckers, Williamson's sapsuckers, red-breasted nuthatches, and golden-crowned kinglets. In the nearby mountain meadows and grasslands, herds of elk, bighorn sheep, and mule deer nibble on bunch grasses. The Blue Mountains ecoregion is a beautiful mosaic of habitats ranging from desert-like environments with cactuses and bunchgrass to alpine environments with snowfields and high lakes.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:15,999,999 acres (6,474,970 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder