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bottomland

Lowlands located in a valley or other low area near rivers,streams,or bodies of water prone to flooding.Bottomland was especially prized by farmers at one time because of the constant deposit of nutrient-rich soils.

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Braun (1964) and Shelford (1963) generally described this bottomland vegetation as associated with other floodplain-forest communities.
The Patoka River Refuge is one of the last remaining intact bottomland hardwood forests in southern Indiana, providing a variety of habitats for a number of wildlife species and other organisms, including odonates.
We mapped upland forest as all forested upland classes from the NLCD, bottomland forest as the woody wetland class from the NLCD, developed land as all developed classes from the NLCD, and forest as bottomland and upland forest combined.
Park-wide in distribution; most common in bottomland habitat.
Bulk density of bottomland hardwoods in East Texas and West Louisiana.
Our survival estimate was higher than the only other study found in the literature that examined survival of adult female raccoons in a bottomland hardwood forest environment (Chamberlain et al.
Key Words: small vertebrate community, bottomland forest and marsh habitat, drift fences, trap effectiveness
Flood-control measures such as levees and dams have significantly altered bottomland forests in the United States and around the world (Nilsson and Berggren 2000, Hart et al.
Spanning more than 7,000 acres, this preserve south of Peoria was virtually unmatched for its landscape of backwater lakes, bottomland and upland forests, tall-grass and wet prairies, and wetlands.
The apparel line features several distinct camouflage patterns for any hunting environment: Break-Up, with computer-enhanced realistic elements for a sense of depth and texture; Shadow Grass, for duck hunters in the marsh; Brash, for open-range hunting when it's difficult to find cover; Blaze, which combines the Break-Up motif with an orange background; Winter, featuring natural colors on a snow base; Obsession, with a lighter digitized background for blending into woodland and non-woodland settings; and New Bottomland, an enhanced version of Toxey's original design.
Both refuges, along with several state wildlife management areas, constitute a long habitat lifeline that Dennis describes as "the best of the best" of bottomland hardwoods remaining in the South.
A floristic survey of the Dance Bayou Unit, a 263 ha Columbia Bottomland forest stand within the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, was conducted in order to provide a checklist of the vascular flora of an old-growth Columbia Bottomland Forest remnant.