Ecoregions of Ruffner

Occupying a portion of Red Mountain, Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve is located within the Southern Limestone/Dolomite Valleys and Low Rolling Hills (level IV) ecoregion of the Ridge and Valley (level III) ecoregion.  Red Mountain’s unique geology sets it apart from the sandstone ridges of the other major level IV ecoregion in the area, the Southern Sandstone Ridges.