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  • For this crime of extreme political correctness, let us all hope the school officials responsible receive a lump of carbon-based fuel in the cloth tube-sack they hang next to their December Light-Festooned Interior Coniferous Vegetation this Winter Holiday.

    Notable & Quotable

  • Coniferous forests are limited in extent; some ponderosa pine, southwestern white pine, and relict Douglas-fir grow at the highest elevations in a few areas.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Coniferous forest with twoneedle pinyon Pinus edulis, checkerbark and redberry junipers Juniperus deppeana and J. pinchotii is found at higher elevations.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

  • Coniferous, deciduous and alpine forests are the main vegetation formations.

    Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests

  • Coniferous forests on the northern side of the Tien Shan form the southern limits of several boreal species, including the black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) and northern hawk owl (Surnia ulula), while desert birds, including the great bustard (Otis tarda, VU) and houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulate, VU) occur in the low-altitude zones.

    Biological diversity in the mountains of Central Asia

  • Like many ecoregions within the Temperate Coniferous Forest MHT, the Pine Barrens are seriously threatened by fire suppression.

    Atlantic coastal pine barrens

  • Coniferous forests at higher altitudes are also included.

    Central China loess plateau mixed forests

  • Coniferous forests in the Tian Shan tend to be quite homogeneous.

    Tian Shan montane conifer forests

  • The East Afghan Montane Coniferous Forests are found between 2,000 and 3,300 meters (m).

    East Afghan montane conifer forests

  • Forests, described as a distinct ecoregion, the Tian Shan Montane Coniferous Forests, are dominated by the spruce (Picea schrenkiana) that occurs on northern slopes from 2,700 to 3,700 m.

    Tian Shan montane steppe and meadows


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