Great Basin shrub steppe

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is bounded on the east by the Colorado Plateau and central Rocky Mountains, on the north by the Columbia Plateau, and on the west by the Cascade-Sierra ranges. It has a true "basin and range" topography, with about 100 smaller basins found within the overall Great Basin ecoregion. A basin is a valley or depression in the land that all the streams and rivers from the surrounding mountains flow into, rather than going to the sea. The small lakes that form in the basins are home to endemic shrimp and other species.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Countries:United States
Area:83,007,998 acres (33,592,145 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Death Valley National Park
Desert Biosphere Reserve
Great Basin National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER