United States Marine West Coast Forest by Ehab Abdellatif

Introduction: The region is located on the western coast of North America. It lies west of the Cascade Mountains, and stretches between Northern California and the Canadian border. This climate's major characteristics are mild summers and winters and abundant annual precipitation. This ecosystem is highly influenced by its closeness to the coast and to the mountains. It is sometimes known as the humid west coast climate or the oceanic climate. In additional to coastal plains and mountains, this type of climate is often characterized by glacial valleys and fjords.

Country: Out of the seven Biomes of North Amercia , The United States Marine West Coast Forest is located within the temperate deciduous forest and contains both alpine and boreal forests. The climate in this region are summer and winter.

Ecosystem-This region is biodiverse. It contains organisms such as black-tailed deer, black and grizzly bears, elk, otters and raccoons. Marine West Coast climate areas receive regular rain that supports thick forests and a wide variety of plant life including evergreen trees (conifers) such as spruce, cedar, pine, redwood. Many species of ferns and grasses also grow in this area. North America's Redwood trees (Sequoia) are the tallest trees in the world.

Sequoia Trees

One organism unique to this region is the giant Sequoia Tree. The Sequoia Tree is a exotic tree, which is endangered.Giant sequoia is home to at least six species of bats who roost by day in basal hollows created by repeated fires, deep bark furrows, and cavities and crevices of tree crowns. By night, when not hunting insects, they choose basal hollows for shelter. Promote growth of the ancient giants and creating conditions for regeneration of young trees.Two new species of fungus gnats were discovered to live with the sequoia trees. These small creatures play an important role in a complicated forest community and teach us there is much more to discover about these forests.

Coversation: Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has been working to protect, restore and conserve our remaining redwood forests. They helped protect redwood forests and surrounding land totaling nearly 200,000 acres (about the size of New York City)

Citations: https://sites.google.com/site/climatetypes/marine-west-coast




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