Interior Plateau & Southern Great Lakes Forests bioregion
- 35,190Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 2Number of Ecoregions
- 25%Protection Target
- 1Protection Level
The Interior Plateau bioregion, located in the Northeast American Forests subrealm of Northern America, sits between the Appalachian Mountains to the east and the central grassland-forest transition to the west, extending northward to include the eastern half of Lake Michigan and the entirety of Lake Erie. It contains two ecoregions – Interior Plateau US Hardwood Forests (336), Southern Great Lakes Forests (342) – and is dominated by broadleaf forest. The total area of this bioregion is approximately 35 million hectares.
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