What is an ecoregion? An area of land with identifiable climate patterns, vegetation, physical features, andother factors that affect the environment and habitat diversity.
Pineywoods• The timber industry is the largest source of jobs and income in the region.
Gulf Prairies and MarshesAgriculture is veryprevalent in this region.
Post Oak Savannah The Post Oak Savannah is atransition zone between the blackland prairies to thewest and the Pineywoods tothe east. Cattle ranching and hay production are the primary uses for this area.
Blackland PrairiesThe Blackland Prairies are named for the deep, fertile black soils thatcharacterize the area. Thesoil is considered some of the richest soil in the world.
Cross Timbers and Prairies Oil production has been a major activity in this region for over eighty years, as have ranching and farming.
South Texas Plains Much of the area is dry and covered with grasses and thorny brush such as mesquite and prickly pear cacti.
Edwards PlateauThe Edwards Plateauregion comprises an areaof central Texas commonlyknown as the Texas HillCountry. It is a land ofmany springs, stony hills,and steep canyons.
Rolling PlainsCrop and livestockproduction are the majoragricultural industries inthis region.
High Plains Extending from Canyon to Silverton, is the Palo Duro Canyon, America’s second largest canyon.The Texas Panhandle is the northwestern most geographical region of The flat north and west regions of Texas. New Mexico limits the Panhandle are referred to as theits western border, as does Llano Estacado. This plain is one ofOklahoma to the north and the largest and most completely flat east. areas of its size in the world.
Trans-PecosThe Trans Pecos is perhaps the most complex of all the regions. This is a region of diverse habitats and vegetation, varying from the desert valleys and plateaus to wooded mountain slopes.