Sierra Nevada forests

WWF Abstract

From mountain peaks to steep canyons, the extraordinary range of habitat types within the Sierra Nevada support many unusual plant and animal communities. Half of all of California's vascular plants occur here, with 400 being endemic. Many other species, from chipmunks to salamanders, are also found nowhere else. Groves of giant sequoia trees that are more than 3,000 years old, alpine meadows filled with gentians and larkspurs, and rivers teeming with golden trout are just some of the habitats you can find in this ecoregion.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:13,055,998 acres (5,283,575 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Devil's Postpile National Monument
Lassen Volcanic National Park
San Joaquin Biosphere Reserve
Sequoia and Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve
Stanislaus - Tuolumne Biosphere Reserve
Yosemite National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder