Pacific Northwest Coastal 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.

  • 29,657
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 6
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 55%
    Protection Target
  • 3
    Protection Level

The Pacific Northwest, located in the Northern America (Nearctic) realm, is an expansive coastal bioregion that stretches from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, crossing over the San Francisco Peninsula, to Graham Island in British Columbia. The bioregion is famous for its old growth redwood forests and includes six ecoregions – British Columbia Coastal Conifer Forests (349), Central Pacific Northwest Coastal Forests (351), Klamath-Siskiyou Forests (357), Northern California Coastal Forests (359), Puget Lowland Forests (364), Haida Gwaii Conifer Forests (365) – and adjacent marine areas. The total land area of this bioregion is approximately 30 million hectares. 

The Pacific Northwest Coastal Forests bioregion is part of the North Pacific Coast subrealm and is made up of six ecoregions: (1) Queen Charlotte Islands Conifer Forests (2) British Columbia Coastal Conifer Forests (3) Central Pacific Northwest Coastal Forests (4) Puget Lowland Forests (5) Klamath-Siskiyou Forests (6) Northern California Coastal Forests. 

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