Land Use

Celestial Valley

This picture shows an example of rural human development patterns and potential effects on the ecology in Celestial Valley.


This picture shows even age stand of Ponderosa Pine planting following a clear cut. Note the infestation by bark beetles: a result of lack of spatial, age, and species heterogeneity in town of Washington.


This picture shows Sierra Pacific Industries clearcutting in town of Washington.

Nevada City

This picture shows severe overgrazing by sheep in a field outside Nevada City.

Fall Creek

This picture shows colorful re-growth following in the spring following the previous autumn's fire; an example of a how a low-intensity fire contributes to an healthy ecosystem's processes in Fall Creek.

Middle and South Yuba

This picture shows fire jumps the ridge in Middle and South Yuba.
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