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Forested communities of the upper Montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada

Donald A. Potter

Forested communities of the upper Montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station in Albany, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plant communities -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.),
  • Forest plants -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.),
  • Forest ecology -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald A. Potter.
    SeriesGeneral technical report PSW -- GTR-169., General technical report PSW -- 169.
    ContributionsPacific Southwest Research Station (Berkeley, Calif.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 319 p. :
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17614016M
    OCLC/WorldCa44393029


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Forested communities of the upper Montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada by Donald A. Potter Download PDF EPUB FB2

Forested communities of the upper montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p.

Upper montane forests in the central and southern Sierra Nevada of. Guide to forested communities of the Upper Montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada: Eldorado, Stanislaus, Sierra, Sequoia, Toiyabe, Inyo National Parks and Devils Postpile National Monument [Potter, Donald A.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Guide to forested communities of the Upper Montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada: Eldorado, StanislausAuthor: Donald A. Potter. Forested communities of the upper montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Potter; Pacific Southwest Research Station.

Forrested Communities of the Upper Montane in the Central and Southern Sierra Nevada on *FREE* shipping on qualifying cturer: United States Department of Agriculture. Upper montane forests in the central and southern Sierra Nevada of California were classified into 26 plant associations by using information collected from acre circular plots.

Within this region, the forested environment including the physiographic setting, geology, soils, and vegetation is described in detail. A simulation model is presented for this portion of the Sierra Nevada that Cited by: The Sierra Nevada upper montane forest is a vegetation type found below the treeline in the United States Sierra Nevada range.

It is generally located above the mixed coniferous forest and below the alpine zone. Overstory trees are typically cone shaped to shed the snow. Characteristic trees including lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi), western white pine (Pinus.

On the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada range, upper montane vegetation can be found at elevations from 5, to 7, feet (1, to 2, m) in the northern part of the range, 6, to 8, feet (2, to 2, m) in the central part, and 8, to 10, feet (2, to 3, m) in the southern part.

On the eastern slopes, it is at higher elevations. Five-star trails. 40 unforgettable hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada / Lake Tahoe by Jordan Summers: Fly Fishing the Sierra Nevada by Bill Sunderland: Fly Fishing the Sierra Nevada, Revised Edition by Bill Sunderland: Forested communities of the upper Montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada (General technical report PSW) by Donald A.

Forested communities of the upper Montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada / (Albany, Calif.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, ), by Donald A. Potter and Calif.) Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley (page images at.

The Sierra Nevada subalpine zone refers to a biotic zone below treeline in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, United zoneis positioned between the upper montane zone (such as red fir forest) at its lower limit, and tree line at its upper limit.

The climate is harsh and soils are very underdeveloped. Vegetation in this zone is usually open woodland, but highly variable. The Sierra Nevada ecoregion harbors one of the most diverse temperate conifer forests on Earth displaying an extraordinary range of habitat types and supporting many unusual species.

Fifty percent of California s estimated 7, species of vascular plants occur in the Sierra Nevada, with Sierra endemics and rare species (CWWR ). Motor vehicle use map, Inyo National Forest, Bishop & White Mountains, California / Published: (). the Sierra Nevada bioregion.

Source: The Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Watersheds Water issues, both supply and demand, are some of the most critical issues that face Californians today.

The Sierra Nevada is the primary source of water for much of central and File Size: 9MB. This report begins by establishing a context for the nature, importance, and organization of montane meadows with a specific focus on a study region inclusive of the Sierra Nevada and portions of the southern Cascade Range (i.e., the upper Pit River complex and portions of the Modoc Plateau).

Sierra Nevada, also called Sierra Nevadas, major mountain range of western North America, running along the eastern edge of the U.S. state of great mass lies between the large Central Valley depression to the west and the Basin and Range Province to the east.

Extending more than miles ( kilometres) northward from the Mojave Desert to the Cascade Range of northern. Guide to Forested Communities of the Upper Montane in Central and Southern Sierra Nevada. USDA Forest Service, Washington D.C. Introduction only, pp. Montane Meadows.

Montane meadow ecosystems are associated with seasonally moist to waterlogged soils in valleys, flats, gentle slopes, and filled-in lake basins in the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada.

Both wet and dry types occur, and their plant species composition and stability are largely dependent on the underlying hydrology.

For example, high elevation montane meadows in the Sierra Nevada mountain range have been used for livestock grazing since the s, which has led to degradation of streams and adjacent riparian.

Add to Book Bag Remove from Book Bag Saved in: To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes: report (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

Resource use efficiency as a function of species richness and stand composition in upper montane conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada in the southern Sierra Nevada, to model temperature, water. The Spanish word sierra means "range of mountains," and is usually found in combination with other words, such as Sierra Blanca (White Range), Sierra Madre (Mother Range, or Central Range), and Nevada (Snowy Range).

Occasionally las sierras is used to designate a. Trees of the Sierra Nevada. Potter, D.A. Forested communities of the upper montane in the central and southern Sierra Nevada. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, California, USA.

Google ScholarCited by: Can low-severity fire reverse compositional change in montane forests of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA. Ecosphere 7(12):e /ecs Abstract. Throughout the Sierra Nevada, nearly a century of fire suppression has altered the tree species composition, forest structure, and fire regimes that were previously characteristic of Cited by: 8.

With fierce granite mountains standing watch over high-altitude lakes, the Sierra Nevada is a formidable but exquisite topographic barrier enclosing magnificent natural landscapes and an adventurer’s wonderland.

You rub your eyes to make sure it’s real – a degree view from atop the highest peak in the continental U.S. across a sea of. Trees of the California Sierra Nevada book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For wilderness travellers and backyard natural /5. Gated communities are sprinkled through-out the county as well as ranches or neighborhoods with private lakes and stables.

Senior Assistance in Sierra Nevada Foothills near Yosemite, CA Sierra Nevada Foothills near Yosemite, California offers the following assistance for seniors. The Sierra Nevada is the mountain range in California. There are many other beautiful ranges in the state, but none come close to the awesome grandeur of the Sierra Nevada.

Home to native Americans, a forbidding barrier to early immigrants, El Dorado to gold seekers, year-round playground in modern times - the range has been all this and much more%(). Central America: southern Mexico, through Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras into northern Nicaragua This montane forest ecoregion is made up of forest patches occurring in an island-like mosaics on the isolated tops and slopes of the highest mountains of Central America, from southern Mexico into northern Nicaragua.

Other articles where Sierra Nevada is discussed: Andes Mountains: Physiography of the Central Andes: the peaks of El Cóndor, Sierra Nevada, Llullaillaco, Galán, and Antofalla all exc feet.

The two main ranges and several volcanic secondary chains enclose depressions called salars because of the deposits of salts they contain; in northwestern Argentina, the Sierra de Calalaste. Mountain Meadows of the Sierra Nevada Introduction to Sierra Nevada Meadows Montane meadows are a distinctive form of riparian wetland that occur in the elevational belt between 4, and 8, feet in the Sierra Nevada.

(Vredenburg), the Yosemite toad (Bufo canorus) (both endemic to the Sierra Nevada), and southern long‐toed. Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project.

A brief introduction to the Sierra Nevada and the context of the study are presented here; subsequent chapters summarize the study’s findings. ROCK AND SOIL At its foundation, the Sierra Nevada is an enormous deposit of granitic rock whose exposed slopes are readily visible at the crest of the range.

Unlike many of the cone-bearing, evergreen forests of the world, which are dominated by a single species of tree, the mixed-conifer montane forests that cloak the lower and middle slopes of the Sierra Nevada are remarkably diverse.

Here ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, white fir, sugar pine, and scattered groves of giant sequoia intermix and coexist. Western hemlock typically codominates with whitebark pine in the Cascades and northern Sierra Nevada but is increasingly replaced by Sierra Nevada lodgepole pine (P.

var. murrayana) from the central Sierra Nevada southward. In upper montane and subalpine forests (6, (1, m)), whitebark pine is common in mixed stands with. The Sierra Nevada lower montane forest is a plant community along a strip along the western and eastern edges of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in.

Vegetation distributions in the Sierra Nevada are dominated by elevation gradients and transition from grasses and woodlands at the lowest elevations, to shrublands, lower montane forest, upper montane forest and alpine forest as elevations increase.

The Sierra Nevada is classified as having a Mediterranean climate, with warm dry summers and Cited by: black sagebrush, bitterbrush, littleleaf mountain mahogany, cliffrose, manzanita, oaks (southern Nevada only), and several bunchgrass species.

Ponderosa pine, white fir, and Jeffrey pine may be present along its upper margins, while sagebrush communities are generally dispersed around the. Estep, J. Biology, movements, and habitat relationships of the Swainson’s Hawk in the Central Valley of California, Calif.

Dept. Fish and Game, Nongame Bird and Mammal Sec. Rep., 52pp. Fiztner, R.E. Behavioral ecology of the Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni) in southeastern NW Lab PLN Whitebark pine tends to be the dominant conifer near tree line in the central Sierra Nevada (Cheatham and HallerRundel et al.

Limber pine occupies similar sites on the east side of the Sierra Nevada in Inyo and Mono Counties (ArnoGriffin and Critchfield ), and together with lodgepole pine it comprises the dominant type. the Sierra Nevada. The western side of the range tilts down gently toward California’s Central Valley.

In summary, both folded mountains and fault-block mountains form over millions of years. Folded mountains are pushed up by slow, continual stress that causes rock to gradually bend.

Fault-block moun-File Size: KB. Upper montane forest []. 7, to 9, feet (2, to 2, m) elevation, west side 9, to 10, feet (2, to 3, m) elevation, east side.Description: Narrow-leaved milkweed is the most widespread species in California, growing in every region of the state except the Sonoran Desert and the upper montane, subalpine, and alpine zones of the Sierra Nevada.

Suitable locations include dry to moist soil in open, sunny areas.Sierra Nevada and vicinity (after Atwater et al., ). Dotted line is edge of San Joaquin and Sacramento River valleys.

Long dash line is approximate location of Sierra Nevada crest and range crest profile. Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the Sierra. The circular area is the approximate location of the mantle drip (Saleeby and Foster Cited by: