Wasatch and Uinta montane forests

WWF Abstract

Don't like the rain? Try hiking the steep canyons and rugged terrain of the Wasatch and Uinta Montane Forests. These forests are among the driest in the Rocky Mountains because they grow in the rain shadow of mountains farther west and receive little rainfall. Despite the lack of rain, you might hike past waterfalls and wildflowers, and if you're lucky, you may spot a moose or a bighorn sheep.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:10,239,998 acres (4,143,980 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bryce Canyon National Park
Capital Reef National Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder