Fraser Plateau and Basin complex (WWF ecoregion)

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Fraser Plateau and Basin complex
Fraser Plateau and Basin complex map.svg
Biome Temperate coniferous forests
Bird species 172[1]
Mammal species 61[1]
Area 137,100 km2 (52,900 sq mi)
Country Canada
Habitat loss 1.0747%[1]
Protected 8.55%[1]

The Fraser Plateau and Basin Complex is an ecoregion, as defined by the World Wildlife Fund. It encompasses the middle reaches of the watershed of the Fraser River as it traverses the northern part of the Interior Plateau of British Columbia. The WWF ecoregion is similar in description to two of the ecoregions within Environment Canada's Montane Cordillera Ecozone: The Fraser Basin and the Fraser Plateau. Much of the Fraser Plateau is underlain by volcanic rocks which have steep escarpments along rivers and creeks and almost flat upper surfaces.

Physiographically, the Fraser Basin is a section of the larger Northern Plateaus province, which in turn is part of the larger Intermontane Plateaus physiographic division.


  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. 

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Coordinates: 54°00′00″N 126°00′00″W / 54.0000°N 126.0000°W / 54.0000; -126.0000