Land Cover of the Pacific Northwest

Land Cover of the Pacific Northwest

Code: land-cover-of-the-pacific-northwest-map

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Land Cover of the Pacific Northwest Map


Settlement in the Pacific Northwest is concentrated along the Fraser and Columbia-Snake Rivers and their immediately neighboring valleys, and in Alberta. The Canadian Coastal Mountains and Rockies (east of the Fraser Plateau) are entirely forested below timberline, but these barren areas are very extensive, and in combination with heavy logging of the regions’s lower-elevation forests make the international boundary an apparent land cover border as well.

Equally heavy logging has similarly altered the forests of the lower Cascades and coastal mountains of Washington and Oregon. The Columbia Basin’s extensive farmlands are unique; as in most of the West, localized irrigated farmland areas are typical.  

Included on the map: All of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, as well as a small portion of northern California, with lots of British Columbia, Alberta, and Montana.

Dimensions: All dimensions are approximate.