Brooks-British Range tundra

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is composed of three large areas: the Western Brooks Range, with low, less rugged mountains and less permanent ice; the Eastern Brooks Range/British Range, with higher, more rugged terrain and more permanent ice; and the low Anaktuvuk Pass that separates the two mountainous zones. The strong winds of the major mountain passes are extremely cold. Glaciation, frost, and erosion of steep slopes keep soil from accumulating. Due to the harsh, mountainous terrain and climate of this ecoregion, vegetation cover is sparse and restricted mostly to valleys and lower slopes. Lichens are common and widespread.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Tundra
Countries:Canada, United States
Area:39,423,998 acres (15,954,326 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Gates of the Arctic National Park
Ivvavik National Park
Kobuk Valley National Park
Noatak Biosphere Reserve
Vuntut National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder