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Title: Aquatic ecosystems, vernal pools, and other unique wetlands [Chapter 4.2]

Authors: Padgett, Pamela E.

Date: 2020

Publication In: Dumroese, R. K.; Moser, W. K., eds. Northeastern California plateaus bioregion science synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-409. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 101-111.

Abstract: As described in Chapter 1.1 (Dumroese, this synthesis, The Northeastern California Plateaus Bioregion Science Synthesis: Background, Rationale, and Scope), the Lassen and Modoc National Forests (hereafter the Lassen and the Modoc) share dry pine forestland that was not addressed by two prior science syntheses: Science Synthesis to Support Socioecological Resilience in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascade Range (hereafter, Sierra Nevada Science Synthesis; Long and others 2014) and Synthesis of Science to Inform Land Management within the Northwest Forest Plan Area (hereafter Northwest Forest Plan Science Synthesis; Spies et al. 2018). These previous syntheses concentrated on biodiversity and species, such as fisher (Martes pennanti), Pacific marten (Martes caurina), and spotted owl (Strix occidentalis), associated with dense, closed-canopy forests, for example, late-successional and old-growth Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) forests.

Keywords: Lassen National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Northeastern California, forest planning, community engagement, socioeconomic resilience, ponderosa pine, western juniper, sagebrush rangeland, wildfire, wildlife, ecosystem restoration, climate change, disturbances

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    Padgett, Pamela E. 2020. Aquatic ecosystems, vernal pools, and other unique wetlands [Chapter 4.2]. In: Dumroese, R. K.; Moser, W. K., eds. Northeastern California plateaus bioregion science synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-409. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 101-111.
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