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Forest Service Research Natural Areas in California (Cheng) 2004 (US Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-188) (print copy available in Docs A 13.88: PSW-188) Contains summaries of the ecological descriptions of 98 established or proposed research natural areas (RNAs) in California. RNAs are selected to reflect the natural diversity of vegetation types on USFS lands in California. The summaries are based on ecological surveys conducted from 1975 through 2000. Each RNA description includes location, target elements, distinctive features, physical characteristics, plant communities, plant diversity, and conflicting impacts.
Guide to Wildlife Habitat Types of California (Mayer and Laudenslayer) 1988 (print copy available in Cal Doc F770 H32). Contains descriptions of the 59 terrestrial and aquatic habitat types used in theCalifornia Wildlife Habitat Relationships System. For each habitat includes vegetation, habitat stages, biological and physical settings, range map and bibliographic references. Includes a correlation with other vegetation classification systems.Inventory of California Natural Areas (Hood) 1975-1986 (ref QH 76.5 C2 C35) First major statewide inventory of important biological, geological and paleontological sites. Produced by the California Natural Areas Coordinating Council this 15 volume set lists by county more than 1,500 California natural areas ranging in size from less than one acre to over one million acres. For each natural area gives name of area, reference number, one-line description of the major features of the area, county, geographic coordinates, USGS topographic quads, PLSS coordinates, size, elevation range, ownership, maximum of two pages describing the area's natural history, past and present use and condition, and references. Includes alphabetical list of all natural areas and index of species included in natural area descriptions.
List of California Terrestrial Natural Communities Recognized by the California Natural Diversity Database (California Department of Fish and Game) 2003. List of California terrestrial natural communities based on the classification used in the Manual of California Vegetation and structured to be compatible with previous CNDDB lists. An asterisk (*) denotes communities that are either known or believed to be of high priority for inventory in the CNDDB.