California montane chaparral and woodlands

WWF Abstract

The California Montane Chaparral and Woodlands ecoregion is a mosaic of sage scrub, chaparral, pinon-juniper woodland, oak woodlands, and a diverse forest types: closed-cone pine, yellow pine, sugar-pine white, lodgepole, and alpine. The region supports many drought-adapted scrub species. Within this zone are subalpine wet meadows and krumholz woodlands. Krumholz is a German word that means twisted wood. In this ecoregion it refers to the woodlands of high elevations that have stunted trees caused by the harsh conditions.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:United States
Area:5,055,998 acres (2,046,090 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Hamilton Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
Kern River Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
Landels-Hill Big Creek Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve
San Dimas Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder