One of the most well-known temperate rain forests is found on the northwest coast of North America.
When you think about rain forests, the first thing that comes to mind is the humid, tropical jungle of the Amazon filled with rare, endemic animals. But not all precipitation-heavy biomes are found along the steamy equator. The planet also boasts many temperate rain forests, which are distinguished by their cooler temperatures and dense ecosystems filled with towering cone-bearing evergreens and thick, moist carpets of moss.
Like their tropical counterparts, temperate rain forests face a host of ecological challenges, the most egregious of which is the extensive logging of timber, which contributes to the ever-looming threat of climate change.