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By: Nathan & Joshua

Size of the forest

Precipitation in Olympic's rain forest ranges from 140 to 167 inches (12 to 14 feet) every year.

Large, old trees. The dominant species are Sitka spruce and western hemlock, but other conifers and several deciduous species grow as well. Many are 100s of years old and can reach 250 feet in height and 30 to 60 feet in circumference.

Species in the forest

Some species in the Pacific Temperate rainforest include: Carnivores-Pumas and Gray wolves. Birds- gray jays, Bald Eagles, and the famous spotted owl. The Several large carnivores that rest at the top of the food chain in North America's Temperate Rain Forest are Puma, or mountain lion is widely distributed here, hunting the maritime in rain forest of british columbia Washington and oregon, as well as the related moist conifer forests of Northwestern Montana and the Idaho Panhandle. These large cats which may weigh up to 250 pounds, are mainly solitary predators, talking elks, deer, porcupine, and other prey.

Environment in the forest

Rain—lots of it. Storms off the Pacific Ocean drop much of their moisture on these west-facing valleys.Moderate temperatures, In these low elevation valleys the temperature seldom drops below freezing and summertime highs rarely exceed 80°F.

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