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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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Documentation, Chronology, and Future Projections of Bottomland Hardwood Habitat Loss in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Plain.
The Stevens Model 301 has a 26-inch barrel, an Extra-Full choke tube, a Picatinny rail for mounting an optic, and a Mossy Oak Bottomland camo synthetic stock.
1 row crop, contributed largely to the clearing of bottomlands.
By the time he formed his consulting company, Greenbrier Wetland Services, he was considered the foremost authority in North America on bottomland hardwood wetlands, GTRs, moist-soil impoundments, wetland design and development and landscape-scale ecosystem restoration.
Hiller (2007) and Pusateri (2003) observed adult female deer and fawns using numerous wetland vegetation types throughout the growing and non-growing seasons including lowland shrub, lowland deciduous forests, and bottomland hardwood forests.
We used Duncan's multiple range test to examine within season selection of habitats (the major types used were pasture, oak-hickory, bottomland hardwoods, early succession forest (< 30 yrs), intermediate succession (30-60 yrs), mixed conifer-hardwoods (< 40 yrs), and cottonwood plantations.
Our objectives were to identify the landscape and habitat characteristics associated with nest site selection at a variety of spatial scales and to describe reproductive parameters and identify causes of nest failure in a bottomland hardwood forest system in Louisiana.
MH: How many underwater preserves exist in Michigan today, and how much bottomland do they cover?
Hardwood bottomland forests are some of the most widely distributed, biologically diverse, and productive of tree-dominated communities throughout southern regions of North America (Braun, 1964; Messina and Conner, 1998; Baker et al., 2004).
The Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area (hereafter Patoka River Refuge or the Refuge) represents one of the largest intact bottomland hardwood forests in southern Indiana, with meandering oxbows, marshes, ponds, managed moist-soil units, and constructed wetlands that provide diverse and suitable habitat for wildlife.
The site consisted of approximately 1,821 ha (4,500 acres) that represented a mosaic of habitat types occurring within primarily bottomland and upland forests.