Alaska Peninsula montane taiga

WWF Abstract

Large numbers of bears make their home in this ecoregion, including the largest brown bears on Earth -- the Kodiak brown bears on Kodiak Island. One reason bears thrive here is the area's large salmon runs. Huge concentrations of migrating fish occur in summer and fall as the salmon make their way up the McNeil and other rivers of the region, including those in Katmai National Park.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Boreal Forests/Taiga
Countries:United States
Area:11,840,000 acres (4,791,478 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

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