Central forest-grasslands transition

WWF Abstract

Soil is a very important factor in shaping a habitat. This ecoregion has soils, called mollisols, that are in great demand. These rich, dark, fertile soils are the world's most important for agriculture, a fact that has led to the conversion of virtually all of this ecoregion from grassland and woodland to farmland.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:United States
Area:100,543,999 acres (40,688,713 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Upper Miss. River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER