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Okanogan dry forests
dry Douglas-fir/ponderosa pine forest, South Thompson River Valley, British Columbia (c) 2012 Lyn Baldwin
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): 4
This region contains a diverse array of vegetation and includes species of large mammals that are absent in more densely populated areas.*
Conservation Status (1=most endangered, 5=most
intact): 2 (endangered)
Approximately 20% of habitat is intact. Valleys have mostly been converted to agriculture or urban development. Upland forest have been logged in the past or are scheduled for logging in the future. Overgrazing and mining are threats.*
grasslands near treeline, South Thompson River Valley, British Columbia
(left) Grasslands and a lake. (right) Aspens near treeline .(c) 2012 Lyn Baldwin 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. 258-260.