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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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The bottomland forests are not all the same, relevant to the species, composition, how long they should be Hooded and so forth," he said.
These females avoided soybean fields and bottomland forests.
Woodland-suitability groups currently comprise most available descriptions of hardwood bottomland forests in private-lands states.
We sampled adults and nymphs from a number of natural (marshes, bottomland forest, oxbows, and sloughs), managed (moist-soil units), and constructed (seasonal and permanent) wetlands, as well as from aquatic habitats (rivers, lakes and ponds) on the Refuge.
Bulk density of bottomland hardwoods in East Texas and West Louisiana.
During the haciendas period, the best available lands were basin bottomlands, alluvial fans, and soils in or close to watercourses, and were dedicated to dryland farming.
Although it has been assumed that restoring a more natural hydrology will ultimately restore ecological functions to a bottomland forest, few studies have actually demonstrated this.
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.
And like Katrina, it is those on the bottomland below the sea-level of poverty who are most displaced.
Dennis hazards a guess that perhaps as many as 20 pairs occupy the bottomland hardwoods from Cache River south to (and probably including) the White River National Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses almost 90 miles (145 km) of the White River in Arkansas down to the Mississippi River.