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Feasibility of more water from Sierra Nevada forests

Richard C. Kattelmann

Feasibility of more water from Sierra Nevada forests

by Richard C. Kattelmann

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Published by Wildland Resources Center, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water-supply -- California.,
  • Forest influences.,
  • Water resources development -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Richard Kattelmann.
    SeriesReport -- no. 16.
    ContributionsUniversity of California, Berkeley. Wildland Resources Center.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 29 p. :
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16019828M

    The Sierra National Forest covers land from Yosemite National Park in the north to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Forest in the south. The western slope of the Sierra Nevada is dominated by mixed conifer forests, ecosystems long-adapted to . The Sierra Nevada forests ecoregion is the most diverse temperate coniferous forest on Earth, supporting numerous species of pine and 75 giant sequoia groves. The Sierra Nevada forests are generally found between 35 to 40 degrees north latitude and to degrees west longitude in California and Nevada.

    State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests report, conditions have worsened. The solutions remain the same, but the need for action is more urgent. THE STATE OF THE SIERRA NEVADA’S FORESTS FROM BAD TO WORSE An update to the report, this version was released by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy on March 1, This report provides a more thorough assessment of the environmental costs and limited utility for water supply from attempts to increase water yield via forest removal in the Sierra Nevada. Although data are limited from the Sierra Nevada, there is considerable body of.

    Sierra Nevada Conservancy Announces Public Meeting to Kick Off a Biomass Utilization Facility Feasibility Study. The. Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will be hosting a public meeting to . Total meadow area within the 10 Sierra Nevada National Forests, including eroded meadows that have lost their wet-meadow vegetation, is roug ha. More than half of these meadows are eroded by incised channels. Erosion generally has not reached great depths, and relatively inexpensive measures to protect and restoreFile Size: 1MB.


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Feasibility of more water from Sierra Nevada forests by Richard C. Kattelmann Download PDF EPUB FB2

Out of 5 stars Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests Reviewed in the United States on Septem George Gruell's book is an important "read" for any person with an open mind on the subject of a healthy forest by: There has been widespread interest in applying new forest practices based on concepts presented in U.S.

Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR, An Ecosystem Management Strategy for Sierran Mixed-Conifer Forests. This collection of papers (PSW-GTR) summarizes the state of the science in some topics relevant to this forest management approach, presents case studies of.

The Sierra Nevada ecoregion harbors one of the most diverse temperate conifer forests on Earth displaying an extraordinary range of habitat types and supporting many unusual species. Fifty percent of California s estimated 7, species of vascular plants occur in the Sierra Nevada, with Sierra endemics and rare species (CWWR ).

The ecology of the Sierra Nevada, located in the U.S. state of California, is diverse and complex: the plants and animals are a significant part of the scenic beauty of the mountain combination of climate, topography, moisture, and soils influences the distribution of ecological communities across an elevation gradient from to 14, feet ( to 4, m).Biome: Temperate coniferous forests.

Feasibility of more water from Sierra Nevada forests book Some Important Ecosystem Services Provided by Sierra Nevada Forests. Clean Water - Over 60% of California’s clean drinking water that comes from Sierra Nevada forests and approximately 22 million people are directly dependent on the long-term viability of that clean water supply.

Clean water comes from healthy, intact forest ecosystems. Sierra Nevada study: Forest thinning can prevent wildfires, preserve water. Ap looked at observation towers in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and United States Geological Survey databases and found more water conserved in areas where forests had.

Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment – Table of Contents FEIS Volume 1, Summary, Chapters 1 & 2 – Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures – page iii LIST OF TABLES Summary Effect on Wildfire. Over the last 30 years Sierra has averaged ab acres of wildfire per year.

In the. the Sierra Nevada bioregion. Source: The Sierra Nevada Conservancy. Watersheds Water issues, both supply and demand, are some of the most critical issues that face Californians today. The Sierra Nevada is the primary source of water for much of central and File Size: 9MB.

In this centennial year of the National Park System, it’s been encouraging to see management of the western components of this remarkable ecological patrimony shifting ever so slowly toward incorporating knowledge of natural cycles of fire in maintaining forest forests in California’s Sierra Nevada, particularly, a dangerous and ecologically disruptive “fire deficit” has.

Much of the water in California comes from the Sierra Nevada. Snow falls in the mountains, melts in spring and summer, trickles down through forests and meadows and slowly fills streams and rivers. Water & Sierra Nevada forests What we know 1. Vegetation removal generally results in more runoff, initially 2.

Vegetation regrowth means less runoff 3. Clear cutting or wildfire means more sublimation & earlier snowmelt 4. Less-dense forests (up to a point) can retain snow longer 5. Colder, snow-dominated areas produce more runoff than lower. the Sierra Nevada receives 27 percent of the state’s annual precipitation and provides more than 60 percent of the state’s consumptive use of water (estimates based on authors’ calculations from data in Department of Water Resources ).

Sierra forests do more than just supply water. The Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project was requested by Congress for a scientific review of the remaining old growth in the national forests of the Sierra Nevada in California, and for a study of the entire Sierra Nevada ecosystem by an independent panel of scientists, with.

Oaks and Other Hardwoods. While plant communities known as oak woodlands occur primarily in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the conifer forests of the Sierra also contain magnificent stands of oak and other hardwood species.

Montane Hardwood is a type of forest plant community where oaks form a major component of the forest.

California’s water resources, and their importance is likely to increase owing to climate change. • Limited improvements in water delivery from forests are possible through forest and meadow management—more information is needed.

• Significant adverse impacts to water resources on forests can be expected if wildfire risk is not reduced. With much of the state’s water supply originating in the mountains as precipitation on the forested landscape, the health of the forests are paramount to California’s water supply.

In this presentation, Wildfire and droughts in the Sierra Nevada forests, Susie Kocher, Natural Resources Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension Service discusses drought and [ ]. Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project. A brief introduction to the Sierra Nevada and the context of the study are presented here; subsequent chapters summarize the study’s findings.

ROCK AND SOIL At its foundation, the Sierra Nevada is an enormous deposit of granitic rock whose exposed slopes are readily visible at the crest of the range. Spine title: Status of the Sierra Nevada. Series Wildland Resources Center report ; no. Note Erratum inserted in v.'s 1, 3 & Addendum.

SNEP = Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project. "June "--t. A study led by ecologists at UC Berkeley has found significant flaws in the research used to challenge the U.S.

Forest Service plan to restore Sierra Nevada forests to less dense, and less fire. National Science Foundation. (, April 24). Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests: Too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests. Table 1. Fire Frequencies in Sierra Nevada Forests.

Source: SNEP Forest Type Fire – Return Interval (Years) Pre 20th Century Blue oak 8 78 Ponderosa pine 11 Mixed conifer-pine 15 Mixed conifer-fir 12 Red fir 26 1, Early accounts of Sierra Nevada forests suggest that the structure was more open.

InFile Size: 1MB. Why Healthy Forests Mean Better Water Supply Tree mortality issues in the Sierra Nevada could impact California’s most vital watersheds.

Jim Branham, executive officer of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, talks about what the state is doing to restore forests and protect water : Tara Lohan.Sierra Nevada forest plan amendment: final supplemental environmental impact statement. Other Title final supplemental environmental impact statement Contributor Names United States.

Forest Service. Pacific Southwest Region.