Accession Number : ADA322819

Title :   Soil-Vegetation Correlations Within the Riparian Zone of Butte Sink in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA STATE UNIV SACRAMENTO DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Baad, Michael F.

PDF Url : ADA322819

Report Date : JUL 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Riparian systems (the vegetation and associated animal life found in close proximity to streams and other water courses, around lakes, and adjacent to springs, seeps, and desert oases) are perhaps the most important of all ecosystems to fish and wildlife. They also improve the health of associated aquatic environments by enhancing erosion control and improving water quality. Riparian vegetation is the source of nutrients for streams, and it also offers diverse recreational opportunities (Warner 1979). The high value of wetland habitats has been recognized by biologists and land planners for decades; however, in the last 150 years America has destroyed between 70 and 90 percent of her indigenous riparian resources and badly damaged much of the rest (U.S. Council on Environmental Quality 1978). In response to the obvious need for greater protection for the remaining wetland environments, governmental agencies have actively moved to conserve riparian ecosystems through legislation and educational programs.

Descriptors :   *SOILS, *WETLANDS, *VEGETATION, *WATER QUALITY, *WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENTS, EDUCATION, WATER, NATURAL RESOURCES, NUTRIENTS, EROSION, CORRELATION, ECOSYSTEMS, CALIFORNIA, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, NORTH(DIRECTION), BANKS(WATERWAYS), HABITATS, LAKES, LEGISLATION, RECREATION, VALLEYS, FISHES, SPRINGS, AQUATIC BIOLOGY, BIOLOGISTS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE