Middle Atlantic coastal forests

WWF Abstract

The Middle Atlantic Coastal Forests ecoregion is home to some of the most majestic plant communities of the United States, ranging from the rare Atlantic white cedar swamps to bottomland forests of towering bald cypress and gum trees. This ecoregion also contains the greatest diversity of freshwater wetland communities in all of North America, including freshwater marshes, shrub bogs, white cedar swamps, and wet hammocks. And the many barrier islands along the coast create interesting communities of plants and animals in estuaries, lagoons, marshes, and swamps. Overall, this ecoregion ranks among the top ten ecoregions of the U.S. and Canada in numbers of reptile, bird, and tree species.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:33,023,998 acres (13,364,338 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Assateague Island National Seashore
Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Colonial National Historic Park National Historical Park
Congaree Swamp National Park
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Hobcaw Barony (North Inlet) National Estuarine Research Reserve
Moores Creek National Battlefield
Santee Coastal Reserve and Washo Reserve State Habitat Area
South Atlantic Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve
Virginia Coast Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER