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Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition$
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Michael Barbour

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520249554

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520249554.001.0001

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Forests of Northwestern California

Forests of Northwestern California

Chapter:
(p.253) TEN Forests of Northwestern California
Source:
Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition
Author(s):

John O. Sawyer

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0010

Northwestern California has amassed its diverse flora over a long period of time, and from many sources. This chapter focuses on the classification and ecological dynamics of Northwestern forests. Northwestern California's forests are comprised of 100 tree species, 39 conifers, 22 oaks, and 26 currents and gooseberries among a vascular flora of 3,540 taxa. The chapter discusses conifer forests and reasons why they have limited ranges; forests in low-elevation, montane, and subalpine belts; and terrain and forests of the Klamath Mountains and the North Coast. It also looks at conservation and restoration efforts, and areas for future research.

Keywords:   Northwestern California, tree species, conifers, oaks, currents, gooseberries, montane, subalpine, Klamath Mountains, North Coast

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