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Effects of OHV trails on dessert vegetation in western Mojave Desert

by Kevin Keith

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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

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

  • About the Edition

    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
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH545.A43 K45 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 leaves :
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26192176M
    OCLC/WorldCa957276898

    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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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 flatmountaingirls.com: 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 flatmountaingirls.com: 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.

Arroyo Salado Located 10 miles west of Highway 86 on Highway Jun 02,  · Mojave Desert Trails [Florine Lawlor, Wynne Benti] on flatmountaingirls.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Florine Lawlor, author of the book, Out From Las Vegas, and columnist for the Las Vegas Sun for 40 years/5(5).

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Effects of OHV trails on dessert vegetation in western Mojave Desert / All terrain vehicles Biology conservation biology Environmental aspects Fieldwork Mojave Desert Off-road. Mojave Road An Adventure Through Time.

By Len Wilcox Author - Desert Dancing: The California Journal Perhaps the best treasure in eastern California's Mojave National Preserve is a pair of tracks that cross the middle of it. 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 flatmountaingirls.com 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. [Melissa Nicholson - 4/6/09].

Southern California SUV Trails II: Eastern Mojave Desert on flatmountaingirls.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. paperback book A Rough-road Guide to Thirty-two Interesting Four-wheeling Excursions in the Western Mojave Desert Paperback.

Roger Mitchell. out of 5 stars flatmountaingirls.com: Paperback. Apr 01,  · Wild burros (Equus asinus), protected by the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act on some federal lands but exotic animals many ecologists and resource mangers view as damaging to native ecosystems, represent one of the most contentious environmental management problems in American Southwest arid lands.

This review synthesizes the scattered literature about burro effects on Cited by: Apr 24,  · The Mojave Desert is home to several fast-growing desert communities and is accessible to large populations bordering the desert. Pollution from urban, agricultural and mining activities severely impacts the Mojave’s delicate desert ecosystems and also puts human health at risk.

Additionally, large numbers of people. Nov 13,  · CDFW BIOS GIS Dataset, Contact: Todd Keeler-Wolf, Description: The California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) and contractor Aerial Information Systems (AIS) created a fine-scale vegetation map of a portion of the western Mojave Desert in California.

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).

Mojave Desert flora is not a vegetation type, although plants in the area have evolved in isolation because of physical River: Mojave River, Colorado River. Here's a chance to free ride on about 57, acres of open public land. This is trail blazer's paradise and is much larger than nearby Jawbone Canyon and Dove Springs, but it also has less to offer.

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.