Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands

Pinyon-juniper woodland is the most common forest type in the American Southwest, covering over 40 million hectares (100 million acres) in ten states, and extending south into Mexico, and north into Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. Defined by the presence of one or more species of pinyon pine (Pinus spp.) and juniper (Juniperus spp.), this forest type is associated with a range of different vegetation. The majority of pinyon-juniper woodlands are found in regions subject to temperature extremes and limited moisture availability
  • Pinyon Jay


    Discover the basics of pinyon-juniper woodland ecology in the American Southwest.

  • Pinyon-juniper woodland habitat


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  • Pinyon pine cone with pine nuts


    Discover some of the notable species found in pinyon-juniper woodlands of the American Southwest.

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Last updated: February 13, 2018


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