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    Author(s): Thomas G. Cole; Marjorie C. Falanruw; Colin D. MacLean; Craig D. Whitesell; Alan H. Ambacher
    Date: 1987
    Source: Resource Bulletin PSW-22. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 13 p.
    Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Palau is an archipelago of high and low islands located in the western Caroline Islands. The largest island in the group is the heavily forested high island of Babelthuap. Knowledge of the soils and the extent and composition of Palau's vegetation, including the forests, is needed for land-use planning. To fill this need, a formal agreement was drawn up between the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and two
    agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture—the Soil Conservation Service and the Forest Service.

    Vegetation maps of Palau are a product of this agreement. They were prepared by the Forest Service in cooperation with the government of Palau, and are intended to serve as a working tool for natural resource managers and as a base for resource inventories.

    This bulletin describes the different vegetation types, their ecological function and uses for 42 islands in Palau, and includes 17 map sections inside the back cover.

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    Cole, Thomas G.; Falanruw, Marjorie C.; MacLean, Colin D.; Whitesell, Craig D.; Ambacher, Alan H. 1987. Vegetation survey of the Republic of Palau. Resource Bulletin PSW-22. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 13 p.

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