Northwest Intermountain Conifer 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.

  • 15,707
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 45%
    Protection Target
  • 3
    Protection Level

The Northwest Intermountain bioregion, located in the American West subrealm of Northern America, lies between the Rockies to the east and the Coast Mountains in the west and is dominated by conifer forests. This bioregion includes two ecoregions – Fraser Plateau and Basin Conifer Forests (355), Okanogan Dry Forests (362) – and encompasses the southern portion of the Lakes District in British Columbia, a network of hundreds of linear valley lakes. The total area of this bioregion is approximately 16 million hectares.

The Northwest Intermountain Conifer Forests bioregion is part of the American West subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Fraser Plateau and Basin Conifer Forests (2) Okanogan Dry Forests. 

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