Great Basin montane forests

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Great Basin montane forests
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Ecology
Biome Temperate coniferous forests
Bird species 160[1]
Mammal species 91[1]
Geography
Country United States
States/Provinces Nevada and California
Conservation
Habitat loss 0%[1]
Protected 97.53%[1]

The Great Basin montane forests is an ecoregion of the Temperate coniferous forests biome, as designated by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF).

Geography[edit]

The Great Basin montane forests ecoregion is located in the Great Basin region of Nevada, eastern California, and western Utah, in the Western United States.

The montane forests are often found on Madrean Sky Islands at elevations above the Great Basin Desert or xeric shrublands. The forests are within the Central Basin and Range ecoregion (EPA), and Great Basin Floristic Province of the Madrean Floristic Region.

Great Basin Bristlecone Pine[edit]

The ancient Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) trees are found in Great Basin montane forests. Protected areas with them include the Snake Range peaks within Great Basin National Park (Nevada), and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains within Inyo National Forest (California).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hoekstra, J. M.; Molnar, J. L.; Jennings, M.; Revenga, C.; Spalding, M. D.; Boucher, T. M.; Robertson, J. C.; Heibel, T. J.; Ellison, K. (2010). Molnar, J. L., ed. The Atlas of Global Conservation: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities to Make a Difference. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-26256-0.