Colorado Plateau shrublands

WWF Abstract

You can imagine the Colorado Plateau as an elevated, northward-tilted saucer. Cutting its way down through this terrain is the mighty Colorado River, which has exposed the millions-of-years-old strata and created the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon. The Colorado Plateau is the only area in the United States and Canada where large mountain rivers run through exposed sandstone. The Colorado Plateau has been called the "land of color and canyons."
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:United States
Area:80,639,999 acres (32,633,850 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Arches National Park
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Bandelier National Monument
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capital Reef National Park
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Colorado National Monument
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Dinosaur National Monument
El Malpais National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon National Park
Hovenweep National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
Natural Bridges National Monument
Navajo National Monument
Petrified Forest National Park
Pipe Spring National Monument
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Sevilleta LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research
Wupatki National Monument
Yucca House National Monument
Zion National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER