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Area Rockpile Creek
Topic USFS Riparian Tree Size Classes: Lower Rockpile CalWater 1994

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The image above shows USFS vegetation stand types for the riparian zone of the Lower Rockpile Creek Calwater planning watershed based on a 1994 Landsat image. The stand types are only accurate at the one-hectare scale and the buffer width is 90 meters. The riparian along the mainstem Rockpile Creek has Medium/Large Trees (20-29.9" diameter from the top (at right) to the middle of the Calwater but smaller diameter trees predominate in the lower reaches. Early seral condition of riparian zones reflects in part recent timber harvests. See Info Links for more information. Taken from the KRIS Gualala Map project.

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