Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests

WWF Abstract

If you were a Plethodontid salamander (a type of salamander that breathes through its skin), chances are you would be living in the Appalachian -- Blue Ridge Forests ecoregion. Thirty-four species of these lungless amphibians are found here, giving this ecoregion more salamander diversity than any place else on Earth.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:United States
Area:39,359,998 acres (15,928,426 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Allegheny Portage Railroad Nat'l Hist. Site National Historic Site
Antietam National Battlefield
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parkway
Carl Sandburg Home National Hist. Site National Historic Site
Catoctin Mountain Park National Park
Chickamauga & Chattanooga Nat'l Military Park National Military Park
Cumberland Gap National Hist. Park National Historical Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Shenandoah National Park
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER