Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests

WWF Abstract

The Appalachian Mixed Mesophytic Forests give us a rare glimpse of what life was like in the ancient forests that once covered much of the Northern Hemisphere. Today, examples of these forests can be found only in eastern North America and in eastern and central China. These relicts of ancient forests are joined with a huge variety of other interesting habitat types -- glades, heath barrens, shale barrens, sphagnum bogs, and even cranberry bogs -- to make up one of the most biologically diverse temperate regions of the world.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:United States
Area:47,487,998 acres (19,217,711 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER