|Landscapes of Biological Significance in the Great Plains|
|Source: The Nature Conservancy|
The Great Plains Bioregion is derived from ecoregions delineated by Bailey et al. (1994) in U.S. and The Ecological Stratification Working Group (1995) in Canada. Landscapes as depicted here represent known areas of relatively intact large-scale, functioning natural systems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Many organizations, agencies, and individuals provided information toward the delineation of these areas.
The Playa Lakes landscape was mapped at a scale significantly smaller than all others represented here. The landscape also represents an area of high wetland density within an otherwise highly modified system.
Ostlie, W.R., R.E. Schneider, J.M. Aldrich, T.M. Faust, R.L.B. Mckim and S.J. Chaplin. 1997. The status of biodiversity in the Great Plains. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA. USA. 326 pp. =XII.Cautions for this Product:
These landscapes do not reflect boundaries of any proposed conservation activities of The Nature Conservatory. They are presented here for planning and assessment purposes only. Identification of these landscapes was not based on a comprehensive inventory. Furthermore, information is not equally available in the Plains. The absence of a landscape in any geographic area should not be construed to mean that none exists; additional landscapes are likely to be identified and boundaries of existing landscapes changed as new information becomes available.
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