North American Forests

North American Forests

Wildlife and humans are deeply connected with forests and their conservation requires a good understanding of climate and ecosystem differences. This years’ #IntlForestDay had the theme “Forests and sustainable production and consumption”, highlighting the role of forests towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of protecting and conserving forests through the sustainable use of these […]

North American Forests, 2022

The North American Forest map shows the distribution of eighteen different primary ecological zones pertaining to forest systems within Canada, Mexico, and the United States. North American Forest regions are defined as areas of broad yet relatively homogenous natural forest vegetation. Area distinctions are also based on precipitation, temperature, and landforms. This map was created […]

Terrestrial Ecoregions: Level III

Ecological regions are areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources. They serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, management, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components. They are effective for national and regional state of the environment reports, environmental resource inventories and assessments, setting […]

North America’s Terrestrial Ecoregions

Happy #MapMonday! #DidYouKnow @Commission has harmonized GIS data on North America’s Terrestrial Ecoregions, covering more than 21 million sq/km?! 3 levels of detail I: 15 broad regions II: w/ 50 regions III: 182 detailed ecoregions Check out the North American Environmental Atlas This map also incorporates the newest version of the conterminous US ecoregions defined […]

Baja to Bering Region

The Baja California to Bering Sea Region (B2B) is one of fourteen Ecologically Significant Regions, identified by a group of leading ecologists convened by the CEC in 2000. The Baja California to Bering Sea Region (B2B) connects the marine realms of the three countries and offers concrete opportunities for collaboration.

Marine Ecoregions Level I

These marine ecoregions are areas of general similarity in terms of physiographic, oceanographic and biological characteristics, which fall within the Exclusive Economic Zones of the North American countries. These marine ecoregions are constructed as a spatial framework with three nested levels. The Level I marine ecoregions displayed in this map capture ecosystem differences at the […]

Marine Ecoregions Level II

These marine ecoregions are areas of general similarity in terms of physiographic, oceanographic and biological characteristics, which fall within the Exclusive Economic Zones of the North American countries. These marine ecoregions are constructed as a spatial framework with three nested levels. The Level I marine ecoregions displayed in this map capture ecosystem differences at the […]

Marine Ecoregions Level III

These marine ecoregions are areas of general similarity in terms of physiographic, oceanographic and biological characteristics, which fall within the Exclusive Economic Zones of the North American countries. These marine ecoregions are constructed as a spatial framework with three nested levels. The Level I marine ecoregions displayed in this map capture ecosystem differences at the […]

North American Forests, 2011

The North American Forest map shows the distribution of eighteen different primary ecological zones pertaining to forest systems within Canada, Mexico, and the United States. North America contains approximately 17% of the world’s forest area, and is known to be the most diverse region as it consists of all but two global primary ecological zones. […]

Terrestrial Ecoregions: Level I

Ecological regions are areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources. They serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, management, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components. They are effective for national and regional state of the environment reports, environmental resource inventories and assessments, setting […]

Terrestrial Ecoregions: Level II

Ecological regions are areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources. They serve as a spatial framework for the research, assessment, management, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components. They are effective for national and regional state of the environment reports, environmental resource inventories and assessments, setting […]