Arctic Coastal Plain

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Arctic Coastal Plain Needs map


Source: Level III Ecoregions of Alaska, 1995, Alisa L. Gallant, Emily F. Binnian, James M. Omernik, and Mark B. Shasby. https//gaftp.epa.gov/EPADataCommons/ORD/Ecoregions/ak/ak_eco.pdf (accessed Feburary 4, 2024)

The northernmost ecoregion in the United States is bounded on the north and the west by the Arctic Ocean and stretches eastward nearly to the international boundary between Alaska and the Yukon Territory, Canada. The poorly drained treeless coastal plain rises very gradually from sea level to the adjacent foothills. The region has an arctic climate, and the entire area is underlain by thick permafrost. Because of poor soil drainage, wet graminoid herbaceous communities are the predominant vegetation cover, and numerous thaw lakes dot the region.

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Source: Level III Ecoregions of Alaska, 1995, Alisa L. Gallant, Emily F. Binnian, James M. Omernik, and Mark B. Shasby. https//gaftp.epa.gov/EPADataCommons/ORD/Ecoregions/ak/ak_eco.pdf (accessed Feburary 4, 2024)