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Effects of OHV trails on dessert vegetation in western Mojave Desert

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Published by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, California State Office in Ridgecrest, Calif .
Written in English

  • Public lands,
  • Biology,
  • Fieldwork,
  • Conservation biology,
  • Off-road vehicles,
  • Recreational use,
  • Vegetation monitoring,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • All terrain vehicles

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    The purpose of this monitoring is to quantify the effects of OHV trails on desert vegetation. Many kinds of disturbances can affect both the diversity and abundance of vegetation. OHV trails are linear disturbances where all vegetation has been removed. Besides the obvious loss of vegetation in the trail itself, there may also be subtler changes along the edge of the trail. These changes may include differences in total plant cover, as well as changes in the relative abundance of different species. OHV trails (many of them illegal) are one of the most obvious human disturbances in the Jawbone-Butterbredt ACEC. They are very easy to create (one rider can create a new trail), and very difficult to eliminate. This is a problem throughout the BLM Desert District, and, indeed, wherever motorized recreation takes place in the desert. This monitoring will help managers understand how these trails affect vegetation.

    Edition Notes

    Separate title for part I : Protocol for the study of the effects of OHV trails on desert vegetation in the Jawbone-Butterbredt ACEC [Area of Critical Environmental Concern] : November 2002, Kevin Keith ; Heath McAllister.

    Other titlesEffects of off-highway vehicles on desert vegetation in western Mojave Desert
    StatementKeith Kevin, Heath McAllister
    ContributionsMcAllister, Heath, author, United States. Bureau of Land Management. Ridgecrest Field Office, United States. Bureau of Land Management. California State Office
    LC ClassificationsQH545.A43 K45 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 leaves :
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26192176M

    Mojave National Preserve's vast expanse of desert lands includes one of the most diverse desert environments in the world, representing three of the four major North American deserts: the Mojave, Great Basin and Sonoran. The preserve is a land of old mountain ranges, sand dunes, great mesas and volcanic features such as cinder cones, domes and lava flows. The Mojave Desert eco-region extends from eastern California to northwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah, and boasts plant communities as diverse as alkali sinks, dune systems, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon juniper woodland, mixed mojave scrub, and even riparian woodland. Start studying unit 9 review. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. usually have little vegetation and animal life, as in deserts. a lot of precipitation. life thrives, as in rainforests. The Sierra Nevada Mountains display diverse vegetation on their western side, but barren desert on their.

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Effects of OHV trails on dessert vegetation in western Mojave Desert by Kevin Keith Download PDF EPUB FB2

Title. Effects of OHV trails on dessert vegetation in western Mojave Desert / Title Variants: Alternative: Effects of off-highway vehicles on desert vegetation in western Mojave Desert By.

Keith, Kevin, author McAllister, Heath, author United Keith, Kevin. The purpose of this monitoring is to quantify the effects of OHV trails on desert vegetation.

Many kinds of disturbances can affect both the diversity and abundance of vegetation. OHV trails are linear disturbances where all vegetation has been An Overview of the Mojave - OHVs Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Areas Numerous opportunities for off-highway vehicle recreation exist on BLM managed lands in the California Mojave Desert.

Miles of trails and open areas await all types of OHV enthusiasts. Dove Springs. In most cases OHV use is confined to designated roads and trails; some areas are fenced to keep vehicles out of sensitive habitat.

Other areas, such as the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area near Ridgecrest, California, and designated wilderness areas within the.

California Desert District Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Areas. Vehicle Useage Key. DB = Dune Buggy Use Area. MC = Motorcycle Use Area. 4WD = Four Wheel Drive Use Area (Long Wheelbase vehicles may be unsuitable in some areas. Check before you go.) ATV = All Terrain Vehicle Use Area.

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Red Rock Canyon State Park (SP) faces a number of complex issues, one of which is the management of off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. This current project was initiated (1) to investigate the state of knowledge on the effects of off-highway vehicles on public lands, (2) to investigate off-highway vehicle use and their effects upon cultural resources and natural values within Red Rock Canyon SP.

The vegetation of the Mojave and Colorado deserts: The Mojave Desert The Mojave is the smallest and driest of the four North American deserts, covering approximately 50, square miles including portions in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah (MacKay, ).The region is topographically diverse, composed of a series of mountains and valleys as part of the Basin and Range Geomorphic Province.

Photos of roads in the Mojave Desert and mountainous areas, including Route 66, Mojave Road, and the Old Spanish Trail. Mar 01,  · Davidson, E.,Effects of off-road motorcycle activity on Mojave Desert vegetation, p. 19–44,in K. Berry, ed., Preliminary studies of the effect of off-road vehicles on the northwestern Mojave Desert: a collection of papers.

Ridgecrest, California, no by: The Mojave Desert has sparse vegetation, with about endemic (unique) plants not found in neither the Great Basin Desert to the north, nor the Sonoran desert to the south. A number of bushes grow there, but few trees.

Although technically it is a yucca, not a tree, the Joshua tree is a well-known exception. This information is invaluable to evaluating the BLM's current multiple use mandate and its protective management of desert tortoise populations.

Sustainable OHV management in the Mojave Desert is dependent on good science to evaluate the health of the population of desert tortoises and other affected species.

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A systematic review of wild burro grazing effects on Mojave Desert vegetation, USA. Abella SR(1). Author information: (1)Public Lands Institute and School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NVUSA. [email protected] by: The flora of the Mojave Desert help define what is called the Mojave Desert in that the desert itself is generally considered to be outlined by the extent of growth of one of its plants, the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia).

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There are no services, no shade, no water, and really not that much in the way of interesting terrain. Dec 08,  · The Mojave Trails area—one of several proposed California desert national monuments—is perfectly positioned to serve as a wildlife corridor between the local marine base, the Mojave Preserve.

Human Impacts on the Mojave National Preserve Area. Evidence of human history in the Mojave region extends back to when perennial lakes existed in the region at the close of the Pleistocene, nearly 10, years ago, or possibly earlier.

Mar 25,  · The purpose of this study was to synthesize the status of knowledge of disturbance effects on vegetation and post-disturbance recovery and succession in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of the American Southwest.

A systematic, quantitative review approach was employed. In Death Valley National Park in the western Mojave Desert of California Cited by: The current and future impacts of human-induced climate change on the desert make it even more urgent to be good stewards of our wildlands here in the southwest.

A 16 May workshop for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) outlined some of the expected changes in the desert. Here are numbers to be concerned about.

Development of vegetation in the Central Mojave Desert of California during the late Quaternary. These effects persisted longer in the vegetation record than in the paleohydrologic record, T.R.

Van DevenderLate Wisconsin vegetation of Robber's Roost in the western Mojave Desert, California. Madroño, 35 (), pp. Cited by: The Mojave Desert is a large desert that is made up of a large portion of southern California and smaller parts of southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, and northwestern Arizona.

It is over 22, mi² (57, km²) in size. The topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains together with the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountain range. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. A Systematic Review of Wild Burro Grazing Effects on Mojave Desert Vegetation, USA Article · Literature Review in Environmental Management 41(6) · May with 55 Reads.

Cholla (Cylindropuntia spp.): Known as the bane of desert hiking to some, cholla produces edible flower buds, seeds and fruit. They were food for Southern Paiute and Puebloan peoples.

Desert Tools. Some plants in the desert are better as aids in taking care of our other survival needs, such as fire or shelter. It was a very unfortunate day for Mojave Desert Racing and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreationists with this weekend's tragic accident in the Johnson Valley OHV area.

As much as I prefer my pristine desert wilderness, I understand that off-road vehicle enthusiasts ultimately share a love for the open space and freedom afforded by the Mojave.

Sep 01,  · Today, the California Senate Appropriations Committee refused to consider and vote on AB, the California Desert Protection Act. Authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman, the legislation aimed to safeguard groundwater in California's Mojave Desert that sustains wildlife and parks including Mojave Trails National Monument and Mojave National Preserve and wildlife.

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An existence in the Mojave means coping with a range of extreme conditions. The desert is home to numerous unique and interesting plant and animal species that have adapted.

The objective was to study effects of the metals on growth and yield and uptake and trans‐location of metals in desert plant species which are common in the Mojave Desert (areas of Nevada and. This list of flora of the Mojave Desert region includes the flora of the Mojave Desert and of the mountains that are encircled by the Mojave of this flora is well above the level of growth of Yucca brevifolia (Joshua Trees), the upper reaches of which defines the outline of the Mojave included are flora of the Little San Bernardino Mountains dividing the Mojave Desert.

areas of the Mojave Desert as wilderness. Currently, the Bureau of Land Management and other cooperating agencies are working on management plans in an attempt to sustain the fascinating and fragile ecosystems of the Mojave Desert.

Samples of Biodiversity: Habitats and Species From Throughout California Mojave Desert Vegetation. A third group of plants grows around springs and seeps where there is an ample supply of water.

This riparian vegetation is an important resource to animals, especially migratory birds. Artist Donald Davidson brings Mojave flora to life in his vivid watercolor illustrations. Jul 13,  · The Mojave Desert perennial-cover map is being used to inform several ongoing scientific investigations and land-management efforts related to the vulnerability and recoverability of desert landscapes.

RESEARCH AT THE USGS WESTERN GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCE CENTER Mapping Perennial Vegetation Cover in the Mojave Desert. Vegetation Dynamics at a Mojave Desert Restoration Site, to Jeffrey E. Ott E. Durant McArthur Stewart C. Sanderson This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Quinney Natural Resources Research Library, S.J.

and Jessie E. at [email protected] It has been accepted for inclusion in NaturalCited by: 3.CDFW BIOS GIS Dataset, Contact: Todd Keeler-Wolf, Description: This dataset displays vegetation and other land cover types in the eastern Mojave.

Labels represent alliances and groups of alliances as described by the National Vegetation Classification. The minimum mapping unit is 5 hectares. Each map unit is labeled by a primary and secondary (where applicable) land cover type.statistics to help classify vegetation into 10 alliances and 20 associations.

Results _____ Results of the vegetation classification on the NTS are shown in table 1. About 23 percent and 37 percent of the ELUs sampled on the NTS were located in the Mojave Desert and .