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      Biosphere Reserve Information
     

United States of America

STANISLAUS-TUOLUMNE

 
       
  General Description   This biosphere reserve and experimental forest is situated on the western slopes of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains (California) about 15 km north-west of the Yosemite National Park. The area consists of two tracts on the South Fork of the Stanislaus River and on the lower slopes of Dodge Ridge.
The site is significant for its long history of timber management research. Dominating trees in the area are ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and sugar pine (P. lambertina). Early research included studies on reproduction, planting, pruning, slash disposal and lumber recovery. More recent studies have involved climate, insects, mistletoe, harvest cuttings, site preparation, herbicides and roots. Trees in one tract have been inventoried by stand-conditions classes within one hectare divisions, providing an excellent data base. Several plantations, areas of natural young-growth, and large blocks of diverse species and age classes which are virtually uncut, provide great potential for silvicultural and ecological research in a complex forest system.
  Major ecosystem type   Mixed mountain and highland systems
  Major habitats & land cover types   Mixed conifer forest
  Location   3803'N; 11957'W
  Area (hectares)    
  Total   607
  Core area(s)  
  Buffer zone(s)  
  Transition area(s) when given  
  Altitude (metres above sea level)   +1,585 to +1,951
  Year designated   1976
  Administrative authorities   Stanislaus-Tuolumne Experimental Forest USDA, Forest Service
 
  Brief description   Climate
Insects
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Climate.
  Biodiversity   Invertebrates/Insects/Spiders.
  Socio-economic   n.a.
  Integrated monitoring   n.a.
 
  Contact address    
Stanislaus National Forest 1
9777 Greenley Road
95370 Sonora, California
United States of America
  Telephone   (1.209) 532 3671 ext. 313
  Fax   (1.209) 533 1890
  E-mail  
  Web site   www.r5.fs.fed.us/stanislaus
 
  Contact address   Don Potter
Stanislaus National Forest 1
9777 Greenley Road
95370 Sonora, California
United States of America
  Telephone   (1.209) 532 3671 ext. 313
  Fax   (1.209) 533 1890
  E-mail   dpotter@fs.fed.us
  Web site   www.r5.fs.fed.us/stanislaus
 
 
   


Last updated: 1/23/2002

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