US Biosphere Reserves

A biosphere reserve is an ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest. It is a label given by UNESCO to help protect the sites. This includes the sustainable use of natural resources. If for example, fish or trees are harvested for human use, this is done in ways which least damage the ecosystem.

The biosphere reserve program is run by UNESCO and is guided by a World Network of Biosphere Reserves program. Biosphere reserves exchange knowledge and experiences on new ideas for sustainable development. The objective is to get a balanced relationship between mankind and nature.

A visit to any of the below biosphere reserve is a worthy trip idea in itself. You can also turn this list into an adventurous Bucket List. Pick all or whichever ones you would like to explore.

List of US Biosphere Reserves

1. Big Bend National Park, Texas

2. Cascade Head, Oregon

3. Channel Islands, California

4. Denali National Park, Alaska

5. Everglades & Dry Tortugas, Florida

6. Glacier National Park, Montana

7. Jornada

8. Luquillo

9. Olympic National Park, Washington

10. Organ Pipe Cactus

11. Rocky Mountain, Colorado

12. San Dimas

13. San Joaquin

14. Sequoia-Kings Canyon

15. Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

16. University of Michigan Biological Station, Michigan

17. Virginia Coast, Virginia

18. Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii

19. Isle Royale

20. Big Thicket

21. Guanica

22. Central Gulf Coast Plain

23. South Atlantic Coastal Plain

24. Mojave and Colorado Deserts

25. Glacier Bay-Admiralty Island

26. Golden Gate, California

27. New Jersey Pinelands, New Jersey

28. Southern Appalachian

29. Champlain-Adirondack, New York

30. Mammoth Cave Area

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