Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area: history, flora, geology, climate, and ecology

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Science
Department Biology
Creator Ehleringer, James R.; Negus, Norman C.
Other Author Arnow, Lois A.; Arnow, Ted; McNulty, Irving B.
Title Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area: history, flora, geology, climate, and ecology
Date 1992
Description Red Butte Canyon is a protected, near pristine canyon entering Salt Lake Valley, Utah. It contains a well-developed riparian zone and a perennial stream; hillside vegetation ranges from grasslands on the lower limits to Douglas-fir and aspen stands at the upper elevations. In this paper we describe the history of human impact, natural history aspects of climate, geology, and ecology, and faunal and floral information for key species in the canyon. The role and importance of Research Natural Areas is discussed, particularly with respect tathe need to protect Red Butte Canyon---one of the few remaining undisturbed riparian ecosystems in the Intermountain West.
Type Text
Publisher Western North American Naturalist
Volume 52
Issue 2
First Page 95
Last Page 121
Subject Intermountain West; Grassland; Oak-maple; Plant adaptation; Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area; Human impact
Subject LCSH Red Butte Canyon (Salt Lake County, Utah); Great Basin; Plants -- Adaptation -- Great Basin; Riparian ecology
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Ehleringer, J. R., Arnow, L. A., Arnow, T., McNulty, I. B., & Negus, N. C. (1992). Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area: history, flora, geology, climate, and ecology. Great Basin Naturalist, 52(2), 95-121. June.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2013-03-07
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ft944p
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