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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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The California Channel Islands

The California Channel Islands

(p.229) NINE The California Channel Islands
Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Steve Junak

Denise A. Knapp

J. Robert Haller

Ralph Philbrick

Allan Schoenherr

Todd Keeler-Wolf

University of California Press

The California Channel Islands comprise the eight major islands off the coast of southern California between Point Conception and the Mexican border. The eight islands are divided into two major groups: (1) the Northern Channel Islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and Anacapa; and (2) the Southern Channel Islands of Santa Barbara, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. This chapter provides an overview of flora and vegetation of the California Channel Islands, describing plant communities such as scrub vegetation, chaparral, grasslands, woodland and forest, and vegetation in freshwater and coastal wetlands. It also discusses vegetation mapping, classification, and restoration; invasive plant mapping and control; rare plant surveys; and monitoring and protection efforts.

Keywords:   California Channel Islands, Northern Channel Islands, Southern Channel Islands, scrub vegetation, chaparral, grasslands, woodland, forest, vegetation mapping, invasive plant mapping

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