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2011 Estero Americano Preserve Herbarium Book

2011 Estero Americano Preserve Herbarium Book

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Published by Sonoma Land Trust
2011 Estero Americano Preserve Herbarium Book
2011 Estero Americano Preserve Herbarium Book

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Published by: Sonoma Land Trust on Dec 28, 2011
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ESTERO AMERICANO PRESERVE
Herbarium Book 
 JANUARY, 2011
 
Herbarium Book
WWW.SONOMA LAND TRUST.ORG
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SUMMARY
Tis herbarium book contains scanned plant specimens collected rom the Estero AmericanoPreserve, which is located near the town o Bodega, Caliornia. Tis project arose out o thegrassland monitoring project designed to evaluate the eectiveness o cattle grazing or coastalgrassland enhancement. During the spring to summer months o 2009 and 2010 specimens were collected, pressed, veried or identication, labeled, and scanned, so that uture partici-pants working on the monitoring project will have a helpul aid or noting species present atthe Preserve.
ESTERO AMERICANO PRESERVE
Te Sonoma Land rust’s Estero Americano Preserve is a scenic and biologically diverse 127-acre property located near the town o Bodega along the Estero Americano, a tidal estuary thatextends rom Valley Ford to the Pacic Ocean. Te Preserve was acquired in 1997 and 2001 inpartnership with Caliornia State Coastal Conservancy and the Sonoma County AgriculturalPreservation and Open Space District. Te Preserve was purchased with the goal o protectingthe coastal estuary, upland environments and other sensitive resources; allowing or restorationo habitat areas; and providing limited public access.
ESTERO AMERICANO PRESERVE
Herbarium Book Introduction
The Estero Americano is a scenic tidal estuary that stretches rom Valley Ford to the Pacic Ocean. Photo by Stephen Joseph Photography.
 
Herbarium Book
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COASTAL GRASSLAND ASSESSMENT
 A 2007 coastal grassland assessment by local consulting botanists identied much o the grasslandarea o the Preserve as coastal prairie. Coastal prairie is a perennial-grass dominated community  with at least 10-15% relative cover o native grasses and orbs. Some o the native plant speciesound on the Preserve include: Caliornia oatgrass, purple needlegrass, tuted hairgrass, june-grass, lupine, harlequin lotus, early blue violet, Douglas’s iris, and Caliornia blackberry. Teseplant species persist among non-native annual and perennial grasses and orbs that arrived inthe area some years ago.
CATTLE GRAZING FOR COASTAL PRAIRIE ENHANCEMENT
Coastal grassland systems are threatened by shrub and tree encroachment, invasion and domi-nance by non-native annual and perennial grasses, and habitat loss due to housing development.Management activities such as mowing, grazing and prescribed burning can mimic benecialdisturbance regimes, control brush encroachment and the negative impacts o non-native speciesas well as promote native species. Grazing is oten the most economical, practical and reliablemethod or managing grasslands at a large scale.Drawing on previous research across Caliornia grassland ecosystems, SL is working under theassumption that livestock grazing will benet native fora ound in the Estero grasslands by reducing the biomass and cover o exotic grasses, such as wild oats and brome grasses. Centralto this management assumption is that native species are limited by competition with exoticgrasses, and that properly-timed grazing will decrease exotic grass cover and biomass and cor-respondingly increase the abundance o native species.
Douglas’s iris; blue wildrye; harlequin lotus. Photos by Shanti Wright.The Estero Americano. Photo by Stephen Joseph Photography.

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