What is an ecoregion?
“Ecoregion” is one of those fancy words that can be very confusing. A widely accepted definition of ecoregion is the one used by the World Wildlife Fund:
An ecological region, or ecoregion, is a large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities that:
- share a large majority of their species and ecological dynamics
- share similar environmental conditions
- interact ecologically in ways that are critical for their long-term persistence
Put simply, an ecoregion is a large area defined by the range of species or environmental conditions present.
We have two ecoregions in Clackamas County
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