Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Graduate School

First Advisor

Dale McNeal

First Committee Member

Lee Christianson

Second Committee Member

W. Michael Kaill


Much work has been done on the remarkably diverse flora of California but few specific studies of the foothills of the Central Sierra Nevada Range have been undertaken. One such area is Calaveras County, a region rich in the early history of California.

The site chosen for this study ranges from approximately 2350 to 2700 feet in elevation. It is well defined by survey and accessible at all times of the year. The primary objective of the study was to determine what vascular plant species occur naturally in the area. This was accomplished by extensive collections made from April 1970 to July 1971. In addition, recommendations are made to introduce various species that are normally native to the area and to eradicate the noxious species, This will enhance the area for future use as a University of the Pacific field site.



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