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    Author(s): Marcia L. Wineteer; Reid Schuller
    Date: 2014
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-895. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 31 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    This guidebook describes major biological and physical attributes of the 243-ha (600-ac) Round Top Butte Research Natural Area. The area supports high-quality examples of valley upland grasslands and savanna of the Cascade foothills. Plant communities include Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) savanna and open woodland with forbs and grasses; ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)-Oregon white oak woodland; bluebunch wheatgrass-California oatgrass-Lemmon’s needlegrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata-Danthonia californica-Achnatherum lemmonii) grasslands; and tufted hairgrass (Deschampsia cespitosa)-California oatgrass vernally flooded prairie.

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    Wineteer, Marcia L.; Schuller, Reid. 2014. Round Top Butte Research Natural Area: guidebook supplement 46. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-895. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 31 p.

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    Research Natural Area, area of critical environmental concern, Quercus garryana, Oregon white oak, Pinus ponderosa, ponderosa pine, Pseudoroegneria spicata, bluebunch wheatgrass, Danthonia californica, California oatgrass, Achnatherum lemmonii, Lemmon's needlegrass, valley grassland, savannah, and woodland.

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