Puget lowland forests

WWF Abstract

Dense forests of western red cedar and western hemlock, groves of Garry oak, extensive prairies, and swamps provide just a glimpse at the amazing biodiversity of this ecoregion. The Puget Lowland Forests ecoregion is known for its rich variety of birds, amphibians, and snails. What's more, this ecoregion's Fraser River provides essential spawning habitat for several species of salmon and trout. Every year, the river attracts a wide diversity of hungry wildlife in search of the large fish, including bald eagles, harbor seals, and raccoons.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:5,567,998 acres (2,253,289 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Gulf Islands National Park National Park Reserve
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve
Olympic Biosphere Reserve
San Juan Island National Historical Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder