Chapters: Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests. Source: Wikipedia.
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Caspian and Hyrcanian Mixed Forests ecoregion is an area of lush
lowland and montane forests (subtropical and temperate rainforests)
covering about 55,000 square kilometres (21,000 sq mi) near the
southern shores of the Caspian Sea of Azerbaijan and Iran. In Iran,
this ecoregion includes the coast along the Caspian Sea and the
northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains. It covers parts of five
provinces of Iran from east to west including: North Khorasan
Province, Golestan Province (entirely southern and southwestern
areas as well as parts of the eastern regions of the Gorgan plain,
totaling an area of 421,373 hectares (1,041,240 acres). The total
wood production from these forests is estimated at 269,022 cubic
metres (9,500,400 cu ft). Golestan National Park and Shastkolateh
forest watershed are located in Golestan Province), Mazandaran
Province (the total area of the Hyrcanian forest is estimated at
965,000 ha (2,380,000 acres). From these forests, 487,195 ha
(1,203,890 acres) are used commercially, 184,000 ha (450,000 acres)
are protected and the rest are regarded as forest lands or
over-used forests. The total of the forest woods used in this
province is estimated at 770,551 cubic metres (27,211,800 cu ft).
The Kojoor, Dohezar and Sehezar forest watersheds are located in
Mazandaran province), Gilan province (these forests are graded from
1 to 3 with an area of 107,894 ha (266,610 acres); 182,758 ha
(451,600 acres) and 211,972 ha (523,790 acres), respectively. The
commercial utilization is 184,202 m (6,505,000 cu ft) and the
non-commercial utilization is 126,173 m (4,455,800 cu ft).
Masooleh, Ghaleh Roodkhan and Astara forest watersheds are located
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