Sierra Juarez and San Pedro Martir pine-oak forests

WWF Abstract

Golden eagles graciously soar over tall pine trees as tiny broad-handed moles burrow through leaf litter in search of grubs and worms. An "island" of forest in a "sea" of dry landscape, these pine-oak forests are home to many endemic and endangered species. These coniferous forests grow in two mountain ranges, the Sierra Juarez and Sierra de San Pedro Martir, in Baja California, Mexico. Altitudes range between 3,600 and 9,200 feet (1100 and 2800 m) and the climate is temperate subhumid with winter rains. Precipitation levels in these mountains are the second highest on the Baja peninsula (16-28 inches or 40-70 cm per year), and many rivers carve deep valleys as they flow down the slopes. Dominant tree species are pines, white fir, juniper, and oaks.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:Mexico
Area:959,999 acres (388,498 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Parque Nacional de Sierra San Pedro Martir National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder