California Central Valley grasslands

WWF Abstract

Imagine a valley with desert areas, prairies, savannas, woodlands, marshes, and an immense river delta. That's what the California Central Valley once was like. This region once supported incredibly diverse plant and animal species, but now most of the Central Valley's original habitats have been destroyed or altered.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:United States
Area:13,631,998 acres (5,516,674 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Cosumnes River Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
Creighton Ranch Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
Dye Creek Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
Gray Lodge State Wildlife Area State Wildlife Management Area
Jepson Prairie Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
Kaweah Oaks Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
San Joaquin Biosphere Reserve
Sand Ridge Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
Vina Plains Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder