Reservation Biome Analysis

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The following section provides general descriptions of each of the major biomes on the Reservation. Biomes are communities of plants and animals that are typically expected to be found together on the land. For example Gila monster lizards, jack rabbits, creosote bushes, and prickly pear cactus all might be expected to be found in the same place. Natural resource managers would probably classify such a place a “desert scrub” biome and expect to find it in the southwest United States or northwestern Mexico. Climate, geology, and topography are major factors in determining the occurrence and characteristics of biomes across landscapes. The terms “ecological system”, “vegetation type” and “biotic community” may appear as synonymous terms
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