Ecoregions are large areas of similar climate where ecosystems recur in predictable patterns. We provide resources and education on the origins of these patterns and their relevance to sustainable design and planning.
Who's Using Ecoregions
Many federal agencies and private organizations use a system of land classification based on the ecoregion concept. Some of these include USDA Forest Service, U.S Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, and The Sierra Club. Projects include biodiversity analysis, landscape and regional level forest planning, and the study of mechanisms of forest disease.
- USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program
- The Committee on Earth Observing Satellites
- National Geographic and World Wildlife Fund
- Ecoregional Planning – The Nature Conservancy
- Wild Ones - Guidelines for Selecting Native Plants
- Pollinator Partnership - Planting Guides
- National Wildlife Federation - Wildlife Conservation