(Ukraine natural zoning, nature zones of Ukraine, agriculture zones)
Northern part of Ukraine is a forest zone (Polissia), predominated with pine and oak trees. Forest-steppe zone, which is just south of the forest one and is more capable of sustaining agriculture. Steppe zone is situated in southern and eastern Ukraine. This zone is the most suitable for intensive agriculture. It is obvious that land use intensity and principles are unique for each zone. View Ukraine native zones map (new tab). There are different borders shown on maps within different sources. However, these potential uncertainties are insignificant on country scale.
Download Polissia zone map in Google Earth format (compressed to zip): polissya_ua
Download Forest-Steppe zone map in Google Earth format (compressed to zip): forest-steppe_ua
Digital map source: http://www.ulrmc.org.ua/services/ecoreg/start_pm.html, Nature-Agricultural Zoning, and which is based on ‘Ukraine: Educational Atlas. Kyiv: ГУГКК, 1998, p. 82’, Ukr.