Alaska-St. Elias Range tundra

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is a long belt of high, rugged mountains made up of great masses of ice and snow. Mountain peaks, covered with permanent snow above 7,000 feet (2150 m) in elevation, are separated by broad ice fields and valley glaciers. Where permanent ice and snow fields do not dominate, alpine tundra vegetation is present. Much of this ecoregion remains under permanent ice.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Tundra
Countries:United States
Area:37,503,999 acres (15,177,330 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Denali Biosphere Reserve
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Kluane National Park and Reserve National Park Reserve
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder