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Ecology Plants:

Tree & Shrub Dominated Wildlife Habitats

Many variables -- elevation, moisture, soil composition, exposure to the sun and shelter from the wind create habitats for plants and animals. Habitats of course, do not have hard boundaries and often overlap. Different habitats may be encountered within a short distance of each other.

    Desert

    Desert habitats described here are generalized, sweeping ranges covering the California deserts including the southern Great Basin, Mojave and Colorado regions. For more specific habitat descriptions of habitat within the Mojave, either click here, or follow the links from the appropriate habitat descriptions.

    Greater than 2% total cover by desert species and less than 10% total cover by other tree or shrub species.

      Desert Tree Habitats

      Desert Tree (size classes based on diameter above bulge)
      Desert Tree/Shrub (size classes based on height)

      Desert Shrub Habitats

      Size classes based on % decadence as with other shrub-dominated habitats)

    Mountain/Foothill/Valley

    Habitats catagorized under this catagory are peripheral to the Mojave as either the eastern Sierra Nevada, Transverse ranges, or may be in somewhat isolated or penninsular ranges with high elevations (New York, White, Panamint ranges etc.).

      Tree Dominated Habitats

      A Tree-Dominated Habitat is an area with greater than 10% covered by live vegetation in an overstory position.

      Shrub Dominated Habitats

      A Shrub-Dominated Habitat is an area with greater than 10% covered by shrub species and less than 10% cover by tree species.





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