Appalachia & Allegheny Interior Forests bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 58,517
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 4
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 56%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The Appalachia & Allegheny bioregion, located in the Northeast American Forests subrealm of Northern America, extends from central Alabama all the way up to the highlands of central New York, following the line of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is dominated by broadleaf forests but contains four unique ecoregions – Allegheny Highlands Forests (328), Appalachian Mixed Mesophytic Forests (329), Appalachian Piedmont Forests (330), Appalachian-Blue Ridge Forests (331) – including numerous rivers and small lakes. The total area of this bioregion is approximately 58.5 million hectares.

The Appalachia & Allegheny Interior Forests bioregion is part of the Northeast American Forests subrealm and is made up of four ecoregions: (1) Allegheny Highlands Forests (2) Appalachian Mixed Mesophytic Forests (3) Appalachian-Blue Ridge Forests (4) Appalachian Piedmont Forests.

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