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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER