Land Cover of the East Coast
East Coast Land Cover categories range from sub-arctic barrens and
wetlands in the north to mangrove swamps in subtropical Florida.
whole region is covered at a larger scale in four larger-scale
overlapping maps, but this comprehensive view invites more sweeping
comparisons: The Great Lakes and St Lawrence River Valley, dividing the
Laurentian Shield from greater Appalachia, is by far the largest
Mostly deciduous forests dominate south of the St
Lawrence. Evergreen forests of the north country re-appear briefly in
New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, then again in parallel belts from Richmond to
central Florida. Metro areas have grown nearly completely together from
Richmond to Boston, with similar trends under way in the Carolinas and Florida.
The map includes the Florida Peninsula, coastal SE Georgia, and most of
the Carolinas, Virginia, and West Virginia. All of the Mid-Atlantic and
New England states are shown in their entirety, along with much of
Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces.
Dimensions: All dimensiona are approximate