Southern Prairie Mixed Grasslands 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.

  • 98,632
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 5
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 38%
    Protection Target
  • 0
    Protection Level

The Southern Prairie bioregion, located in the Northern America (Nearctic) realm, is the lower section of the Great Plains subrealm and is composed entirely of grasslands stretching from the top of Nebraska to southern Texas, bounded by the Rockies to the west. It contains five ecoregions – Central-Southern US Mixed Grasslands (389), Cross-Timbers Savanna-Woodland (390), Edwards Plateau Savanna (391), Nebraska Sand Hills Mixed Grasslands (395), Western Shortgrass Prairie (402) – and has largely been converted to farmland. The total area of this bioregion is nearly 99 million hectares.

The Southern Prairie Mixed Grasslands bioregion is part of the Great Plains subrealm and is made up of five ecoregions: (1) Western Shortgrass Prairie (2) Nebraska Sand Hills Mixed Grasslands (3) Central-Southern US Mixed Grasslands (4) Cross-Timbers Savanna-Woodland (5) Edwards Plateau Savanna.

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