Great Basin montane forests
|Great Basin montane forests|
|Biome||Temperate coniferous forests|
|States/Provinces||Nevada and California|
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 or Northern Basin and Range ecoregions defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Great Basin bristlecone pine
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 of Nevada and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains within the Inyo National Forest of California.
- Great Basin shrub steppe — Deserts and xeric shrublands biome ecoregion (WWF)
- Northern Basin and Range ecoregion — Level III ecoregion (EPA)
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- 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.
- "Great Basin montane forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
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