Northern Prairie & Aspen Forests bioregion
- 112,913Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 3Number of Ecoregions
- 26%Protection Target
- 1Protection Level
The Northern Prairie bioregion, located in the Great Plains subrealm of Northern America, is the upper section of the Great Plains, lying between the Great Lakes forests to the east and the Northern Rockies to the west. It is predominantly made up of shortgrass prairie mixed with aspen forests and tallgrass prairie in the east. The bioregion includes three ecoregions – Northern Shortgrass Prairie (396), Northern Tallgrass Prairie (397), Canadian Aspen Forests and Parklands (386) – and is defined largely by the expansive Missouri River watershed. The total area of this bioregion is approximately 113 million hectares.
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