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New England/Acadian Forests
Stream near Ashburnham, Massachusetts (c) 2008 Paul Somers
Source of bioregions data: Olson, D. M. and E. Dinerstein. The Global 200: Priority ecoregions for global conservation. (PDF file) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 89:125-126.
Distinctiveness (1=highest,4=lowest): 3 (bioregionally
This bioregion is a moderately rich temperate mixed forest. It is relatively rich in bird species due to the mixture of hardwoods and conifers. Fourteen species of conifers are present. *
Conservation Status (1=most endangered, 5=most
intact): 2 (endangered)
Although the majority of the ecoregion is now forested, only about 5% of the habitat remains intact. Logging is the main cause of habitat loss.*
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
(Left) Mixture of hardwoods and conifers on a slope in the White Mountains, (right) view, Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire (c) 2004 Maurice J. Kaurmann hires hires
* Ricketts, T.H., E. Dinerstein, D.M. Olson, C.J. Loucks, et al. (1999) Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment. World Wildlife Fund - United States and Canada. Island Press, Washington, D.C. pp. 170-175.