Middle Atlantic coastal forests

WWF Abstract

The Middle Atlantic Coastal Forests ecoregion is home to some of the most majestic plant communities of the United States, ranging from the rare Atlantic white cedar swamps to bottomland forests of towering bald cypress and gum trees. This ecoregion also contains the greatest diversity of freshwater wetland communities in all of North America, including freshwater marshes, shrub bogs, white cedar swamps, and wet hammocks. And the many barrier islands along the coast create interesting communities of plants and animals in estuaries, lagoons, marshes, and swamps. Overall, this ecoregion ranks among the top ten ecoregions of the U.S. and Canada in numbers of reptile, bird, and tree species.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:33,023,998 acres (13,364,338 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