North Pacific Maritime Mesic Subalpine Parkland

This ecological system includes subalpine parklands found in the high mountains of the Pacific Northwest, composed of clumps of trees to small patches of tall, full-sized, subalpine forests of mountain hemlock, silver fir, subalpine fir, and Alaska yellow-cedar, with open mountain meadows of sedges and moist grasses, alpine dwarf-shrubs (mountain-heather), and moist forbs (lupine, valerian, bistort). It is often found in a matrix with subalpine lakes and alpine habitats above, and mountain hemlock or Pacific silver fir forests below. For more information, see NatureServe Explorer.

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