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The National Forest Management Act of 1976 mandates that a site’s productive capacity must be protected on federally managed lands. Monitoring the effects of management on a site’s productive capacity is not easy, and in 1989 a national program of Long-Term Soil Productivity (LTSP) research was…
Author(s): Robert F. Powers, Felipe G. Sanchez, D. Andrew Scott, Deborah Page-Dumroese
Keywords: Long-Term Soil Productivity, LTSP, Sierra Nevada, Southern Coastal Plain
Source: In: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Eskew, Lane G., compilers. 2004. Silviculture in special places: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop; 2003 September 8-11; Granby, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-34. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 191-206
Year: 2004
Mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa) at high elevations of the Sierra Nevada must obtain enough food during summer to survive 7–9 winter months when their aquatic habitats are frozen and food is presumably unavailable. Adults of R. muscosa prey on a variety of organisms, including aquatic…
Author(s): K.L. Pope, K.R. Matthews
Keywords: anuran, Rana muscosa, Sierra Nevada
Source: Herpetelogica 58:354-363
Year: 2002
Sierra Nevada Ecosystems. The Sierra Nevada evokes images particular to each individual's experience of the range. These images take on the quality of immutability, and we expect to find the range basically unchanged from one year to the next. The Sierra Nevada, however, including its rocky…
Author(s): C. I. Millar
Keywords: Sierra Nevada, rock and soil, SNEP
Source: Cooperative report of the PSW Research Station, PSW Region, USDA, for the Sierra Nevada Framework Project, Sacramento, CA
Year: 1996
The Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project mapped 945 areas in the Sierra Nevada of ecological, cultural, and geological significance. Theseareas contain outstanding features of unusual rarity, diversity, andrepresentativeness on national forest and national park lands. Morethan 70% of the areas were…
Author(s): C. I. Millar, M. G. Barbour, D. L. Elliott-Fisk, J. R. Shevock, W. B. Woolfenden
Keywords: Sierra Nevada, biodiversity
Source: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, Final report to Congress, Volume II, Assessments and Scientific Basis for Management Options, Centers for water and Wildland Resources, Report No. 37, University of California, Davis, California
Year: 1996
Fuels and stand inventory data are presented for giant sequoia by using 18 different photos located in giant sequoia/mixed conifer stands in the Sierra Nevada of California. Total fuel loading ranges from 7 to 72 tons/acre. The stands have been subjected to a variety of disturbances including…
Author(s): David R. Weise, Aaron Gelobter, Sally M. Haase, Stephen S. Sackett
Keywords: mixed-conifer, prescribed fire, wildfire, thinning, recreation, Sierra Nevada
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-163. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 49 p.
Year: 1997
Thirty openings, 9, 18, and 27 meters in diameter, were created by group-selection harvest on a high quality site in northern California in 1963. In 1991, or 28 years after site preparation, the plant community in the openings had stabilized at 55 species. A major shift was from annuals to…
Author(s): Philip M. McDonald, Phillip E. Reynolds
Keywords: group selection, mixed-conifers, plant community dynamics, regeneration, Sierra Nevada, silviculture
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-241. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 17 p
Year: 1999
In January, 1998, the Pacific Southwest Region and Pacific Southwest Research Station of the Forest Service initiated a collaborative effort to incorporate new information into planning future management of Sierra Nevada national forests. The project, known as the Sierra Nevada Framework for…
Author(s): Constance Millar, Amy Lind, Rowan Rowntree, Carl Skinner, Jared Verner, William J. Zielinski, Robert R. Ziemer
Keywords: PSW4351, Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, SNEP, demographic, socioeconomic conditions, fire and fuels, ecosystem management goals, Old-Forest Ecosystems, Aquatic, Riparian and Meadow Ecosystems, conifer zone, roads, bighorn sheep
Source: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Berkeley, California. 115 p.
Year: 1998
This report describes 14 meadow site classes derived through techniques of agglomerative cluster analysis. The class names are: Carex rostrata (beaked sedge), Poa (Kentucky bluegrass), Heleocharis/Heleocharis (ephemeral-lake), Hypericum/Polygonum/ Viola (hillside bog), Trifolium/Muhlenbergia (…
Author(s): Raymond D. Ratliff
Keywords: Meadow, meadow site, meadow ecology, meadow management, Sierra Nevada, classification
Source: USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-60, 16 p.
Year: 1982
This state-of-knowledge report summarizes the best available information on maintenance, restoration, and management of meadows of the Sierra Nevada, California. Major topics discussed include how to classify meadows, meadow soils, productivity of meadows, management problems, and how to evaluate…
Author(s): Raymond D. Ratliff
Keywords: meadow classification, meadow productivity, meadow management problems, meadow conditions and trends, mountain meadows, Sierra Nevada, California
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-84. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 52 p
Year: 1985
The relationships between 355 wildlife species and their habitats are examined in a series of matrices, life history notes, and distribution maps covering 26 amphibians, 27 reptiles, 208 birds, and 94 mammals. The information is useful in identifying and evaluating the consequences of proposed land…
Author(s): Jared Verner, Allan S. Boss
Keywords: habitat management, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, conifer forests, annual grasslands, oak woodlands, riparian deciduous, mountain meadows, Sierra Nevada, California
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-37. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 439 p
Year: 1980