Southern Mixed Forests & Blackland Prairies 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.

  • 34,313
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 3
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 28%
    Protection Target
  • 2
    Protection Level

The Southern Mixed Forests bioregion, located in the Southeast U.S. Savannas & Forests subrealm of Northern America, consists of a swathe of forests through eastern Texas surrounded on two sides by Blackland prairie, with a large area of pines to the north. The bioregion consists of three ecoregions – East Central Texas Savanna-Woodland (332), Piney Woods Forests (363), Texas Blackland Prairies (401) – and includes the Sabine River. The total area of this bioregion is approximately 25 million hectares.

The Southern Mixed Forests & Blackland Prairies bioregion is part of the Southeast U.S. Savannas & Forests subrealm and is made up of three ecoregions: (1) Texas Blackland Prairies (2) East Central Texas Savanna-Woodland (3) Piney Woods Forests.

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