Cascades Mountain Forests & Valleys bioregion
- 16,228Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 4Number of Ecoregions
- 47%Protection Target
- 4Protection Level
The Cascades bioregion, located in the Pacific Coast subrealm of Northern America, is defined by the dense forests of the Cascades Range, stretching from northern California to the Canadian border. This bioregion also incorporates the grasslands at the foot of the Cascades Range in western Oregon. It contains four distinct ecoregions – North Cascades Conifer Forests (358), Central-Southern Cascades Forests (352), Eastern Cascades Forests (354), Willamette Valley Oak Savanna (403) – and includes the Columbia Gorge and many lakes dotted throughout the region. The land area of this bioregion is approximately 16 million hectares.
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