Ozarks Mixed 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.

  • 17,624
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 48%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The bioregion spanning the forests of the Ozark mountains and highlands, located in the Southeast U.S. Savannas & Forests subrealm of Northern America, sits between the pine woods to the south and the central grassland-forest transition to the north, bordered to the east by the lower Mississippi valley. It contains two ecoregions – Ozark Highlands Mixed Forests (340), Ozark Mountain Forests (341) – and includes most of the Arkansas River. The total area of this bioregion is nearly 18 million hectares.

The Ozarks Mixed Forests bioregion is part of the Southeast U.S. Savannas & Forests subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Ozark Mountain Forests (2) Ozark Highlands Mixed Forests.

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