A mixed coniferous forest is the dominant community in this experimental area. Among the dominants are white fir, Abies concolor, Douglas fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii, and incense cedar, Calocedrus decurrens.
This forest lies in the moist belt of the central Sierra, and several species which normally are found in the more mesic North Coast Ranges occur here. Thus, the tree chinquapin, Chrysolepis chrysophylla, grows here and in nearby areas as a disjunct from its main distribution in the Coast Range. Salal, Gaultheria ovatifolia, and deer fern, Blechnum spicant, are other normally Coast Range species found here.
The endangered sundew, Drosera rotundifolia, occurs in the area.
Integrity: This is an experimental forest, including experimental logging practices, and portions have been disturbed.
Use: Research, educational, observational.
Inventory of California Natural Areas
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