Northern Pacific coastal forests

WWF Abstract

When most people think of saving rain forests, they picture warm, tropical climates and palm trees dripping with vines. Few people realize that there are also extensive rain forests outside of the tropics, and that the one of the largest and most pristine temperate rain forests in the world is found in the United States against a backdrop of snow and ice. More than one-fourth of the world's coastal temperate rain forests occurs in the North Pacific coastal forests ecoregion of southeast Alaska. Here, in the Tongass National Forest, Chugach National Forest, and Glacier Bay National Park, you will find thousands of islands supporting beautiful old-growth forests and large concentrations of bears, eagles, and salmon that are unparalleled in all of North America.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:14,911,999 acres (6,034,672 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Kenai Fjords National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder