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Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

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Research Natural Areas

Black Butte RNA

Black Butte RNAThe Black Butte RNA is on the Los Padres National Forest within the Santa Lucia Wilderness.

Status: Established
Target element: knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata)
Secondary target(s): chaparral

General Technical Report Chapter for this RNA (pdf file)

Black Butte Publications and Reports

Hrusa, F. G.; Hunter, J. C. 1996. Black Butte Research Natural Area, Los Padres National Forest, San Luis Obispo County, California: Description, vegetation and flora. Unpublished report on file, Los Padres National Forest supervisor’s office, and Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, Calif.

Phillips, C. 1998. Establishment record for Black Butte Research Natural Area within Los Padres National Forest in San Luis Obispo County, California. Unpublished report on file, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, Calif.