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Forests of Northwestern California

John O. Sawyer

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

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. ... More


. Klamath Mountains Bioregion

Carl N. Skinner, Alan H. Taylor, and James K. Agee

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the Klamath Mountains bioregion, a complex group of mountain ranges and a diverse flora. It also describes three general zones: a diverse lower montane zone of mixed conifer ... More


Change Is the Only Constant

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the occurrence of natural disturbances and their significant effects on the forests. It focuses on two disturbances that are the most important and widespread occurrences in ... More


The Physical World

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the physiography of the Klamath Mountains. It describes the broad valleys, rivers, and major geologic formations within the Klamath region. The chapter also discusses the ... More


First Peoples of the Rivers

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the Native American groups that first inhabited the Klamath Mountains. It describes the pre-European Indian population and how they practice sustainable management of their ... More


Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

James Agee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores northwest California's magnificent Klamath Mountains—a region which boasts a remarkable biodiversity, a terrain so rugged that significant landscape features are still being ... More


Introduction

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores the ecosystem dynamics of the Klamath Mountains, with their complex geologic history and diverse flora and fauna. It describes the natural disturbances and human activities that ... More


Wild Creatures of the Klamaths

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores the diversity of wildlife in the Klamath Mountains. Some of the wildlife species found in the Klamaths include the golden eagle, the northern spotted owl, the great blue heron, ... More


Gold Is Where You Find It

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the discovery of gold in California. It examines the geology of the gold-bearing deposits in the Klamath Mountains and the mining operations of the La Grange mine. The chapter ... More


Forest Mélange

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the forests of the Klamath Mountains. It first discusses the factors influencing vegetation and then discusses the life-zone concept, which explains the distribution of ... More


The Northern Provinces

Richard P. Hilton

in Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233157
eISBN:
9780520928459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233157.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The northern provinces encompass all of California north of the Transverse Ranges, which dissect the state in an east-west fashion just north of the Los Angeles Basin. This chapter deals with the ... More


Green Grass and Green Gold

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on ranching and the role of ranchers in sustaining the gold-rush mining activities in the Klamath Mountains. It describes the establishment of ranches and the development of ... More


Principles of Future Sustainability

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the principles of sustainability for successful ecosystem management of the Klamath Mountains. It defines sustainability as containing two principles: maintain the genetic ... More


Forests for the Future

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter offers recommendations for the effective management of forests in the Klamath Mountains. It argues that the future forests of the Klamaths need to be managed much differently than in the ... More


Steward’s Fork

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Steward's Fork was the initial name of Stuart Fork, a fork of the Trinity River that ends about five miles upstream of Trinity Lake and about two miles up from the Trinity Alps Resort. Like the many ... More


A Rose by Any Name

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes the rich diversity of plant life in the Klamath Mountains, which contain the richest conifer diversity in the world and a number of rare or endemic plant species. The Klamaths ... More


Modern Myths and Monsters

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the myths and mysterious creatures of the Klamath Mountains. It describes a local legend about a turquoise dragon and an expedition to the Trinity Alps to find a giant dragon. ... More


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