Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont

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Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy, 2000 - Nature - 456 pages
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Vermont's natural communities -- its northern hardwood forests, dry oak woodlands, alpine tundra, red maple swamps, bogs, and marshes -- are described in this comprehensive book. Richly illustrated with beautiful line drawings and color photographs, the guide describes each of Vermont's 80 upland and wetland natural communities. Ecological settings, including geology, soils, climate, and natural disturbance processes, are described for each community, along with complete lists of characteristic plants and animals, and public lands readers may visit.

Wetland, Woodland, Wildland contains detailed information on natural communities that is not available elsewhere, and practical information for naturalists, teachers, students, landowners, land managers, foresters, conservation planners, and all those with a love of the outdoors who want to learn more about their surroundings.

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Contents

The Rock Beneath Us
9
Vermonts Climate
17
Champlain Valley
24
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

ELIZABETH THOMPSON, an ecologist for The Nature Conservancy and an instructor at the University of Vermont, has roamed Vermont's woods for nearly 20 years, studying native plants and their ecology. She has published numerous magazine articles and reports on natural history, community ecology, and conservation.

ERIC SORENSON, an ecologist for the Vermont Nongame and Natural Heritage Program, has enjoyed studying the wetlands of northern New England since moving to the region in 1983. He has published several reports and articles on wetland community ecology and wetland protection.

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