Colorado Plateau & Mountain Forests bioregion
- 71,956Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 5Number of Ecoregions
- 57%Protection Target
- 2Protection Level
The Colorado Plateau bioregion, located in the American West subrealm of Northern America, is encircled by mountains on all sides and consists primarily of desert shrublands and shrub steppe, spanning from the Arizona Mountains in the south to northern Wyoming, where it abuts the Central Rockies. It contains five ecoregions – Arizona Mountains Forests (346), Colorado Plateau Shrublands (429), Wasatch and Uinta Montane Forests (368), Colorado Rockies Forests (353), Wyoming Basin Shrub Steppe (438) – and for over a thousand years has been home to many different Native American tribes. The total area of this bioregion is approximately 72 million hectares.
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