Dr. Charles van Riper III

Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
and
USGS Research Scientist Emeritus  

Sonoran Desert Research Station
125 Biological Sciences East ~ University of Arizona ~Tucson, AZ 85721-125
(520) 626-7027 ~ (520) 670-5100 fax ~ (520) 491-0721 call


        
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  Vegetation Data

Table 3. Vegetation Characteristics at Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Sites in Arizona.  General vegetation characterization is provided for each survey site. Dominant overstory and understory species are listed along with estimated average overstory and understory heights.

Site Code Veg Character Dominant Overstory Canopy ht.(m) Canopy Cover Dominant Understory Understory ht.(m) Understory Cover

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Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 20 51-75% Baccharis 3 26-50%
Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 8 <26% Willow 1 <10%
Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 10 26-50% Baccharis 2 10-25%
Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 11 26-50% Willow 1.5 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 11 26-50% Willow 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 9 26-50% Willow 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 10 <26% Willow 4 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 18 26-50% Baccharis 3 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Ash 14 26-50% Ash 2.5 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 12 26-50% Baccharis 10 10-25%
  Mixed Native and Exotic Plants(mostly native) Cottonwoods 15   Tamarisk 8  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Mesquite 4 26-50% Mesquite 2.5 <10%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 13 26-50% Willow 7 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Mesquite 7 26-50% Mesquite 3 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Mesquite 5 <26% Acacia 2 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Mesquite 6 <26% Mesquite 3 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Mesquite 9 >50% Willow 4 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Sycamore 10 26-50% Baccharis 3 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 8 <26% Willow 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 8 <26% Willow 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 10 26-50% Willow 1.5 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 9     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 10     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 20   Cottonwoods 4  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Alder 9 26-50% Willow 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Ponderosa Pine 10 <26% Baccharis 1.5 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 12 <26% Rose sp. 2 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 11     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Willow 9     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 17 <26% Mesquite 5 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Willow 9     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 9 26-50% Baccharis 3 76-100%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 10 51-75% Arrowweed 3 76-100%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 9 26-50% Baccharis 3 76-100%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 9 26-50% Arrowweed 3 76-100%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 13 <26% Cottonwoods 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 10 <26% Cottonwoods 1 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 12 <26% Baccharis 3 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Sycamore 13   Cottonwoods 4  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 14 26-50% Cottonwoods 4 <10%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Alder 10 <26% Willow 8 10-25%
  Mixed Native and Exotic Plants(mostly exotic) Tamarisk 8     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 7 >50% Tamarisk 5 76-100%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 10 <26% Willow 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 10 26-50% Willow 2 26-50%
  Mixed Native and Exotic Plants(mostly native) Cottonwoods 15   Willow 4  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 9 <26% Baccharis 3 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 8 <26% Willow 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Sycamore 11 26-50% Ash 8 <10%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Sycamore 15 26-50% Locust 5 <10%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 10 76-100% Rose sp. 1 26-50%
  Exotic (.75%) Cottonwoods 12 <26% Tamarisk 3 76-100%
  Mixed Native & Exotic Plants(Mix 51-75%Exotic) Cottonwoods 15 26-50% Ash 1 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 12 <26% Willow 2 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Ash 9 26-50% Ash 5 <10%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Sycamore 11 26-50% Willow 7 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 13 26-50% Willow 4 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 10 <26% Willow 4 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 10   Oak 2  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Sycamore 25   Sycamore 5  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 15 26-50% Russian Olive 4  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Sycamore 40 51-75% Sycamore 5 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Black Walnut 12     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Ash 9 26-50% Ash 5 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Black Walnut 12 26-50% Ash 4 <10%
  Mixed Native & Exotic Plants(Mix 51-75%Exotic) Tamarisk 7 >50% Tamarisk 3 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 15 76-100% Ash 5 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Sycamore 9 <26% Willow 4 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Sycamore 13   Willow 5  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Mesquite 6 26-50% Mesquite 3 10-25%
  Mixed Native & Exotic Plants(Mix 51-75%Exotic) Cottonwoods 15 <26% Mesquite 3.5 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 10 76-100% Cottonwoods 4 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 7     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Willow 11     0  
  Exotic (.75%) Tamarisk 9 >50% Tamarisk 5.5 76-100%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 12 <26% Willow 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Willow 18     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 14 26-50% Baccharis 5 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 12 26-50% Baccharis 3 26-50%
  Mixed Native and Exotic Plants(mostly native) Cottonwoods 10     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 11 26-50% Baccharis 3 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants   9     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants   11     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 15 26-50% Willow 3 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 15 >50% Willow 4 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 9   Willow 5 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 16 51-75% Mesquite 6 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Mesquite 7 <26% Baccharis 3 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 10 26-50% Willow 6 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Willow 10     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Willow 11     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Willow 9     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Willow 14     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 9 >50% Willow 3 51-75%
  Mixed Native and Exotic Plants(mostly native) Willow 20     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 9     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 7 26-50% Willow 2 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Sycamore 20   Willow 5  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 15 <26% Willow 5 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 8     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 12 26-50% Russian Olive    
  Mixed Native and Exotic Plants(mostly native) Willow 8     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Mesquite 4     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Sycamore 16 51-75%   3 51-75%
  Mixed Native and Exotic Plants(mostly native) Cottonwoods 7     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 10     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 12   Cottonwoods 3  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Ash 7 <26% Walnut 1 10-25%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 16   Ash 6  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Cottonwoods 15 26-50% Mesquite 5 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 18   Mesquite 5  
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 13     0  
  Mixed Native and Exotic Plants(mostly native) Cottonwoods 25   Oak 6  
  Mixed Native & Exotic Plants(Mix 51-75%Exotic) Cottonwoods 15 <26% Mesquite 3 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Willow 10 51-75% Willow 2 26-50%
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Sycamore 10 51-75% Alder 4 51-75%
  Native Broadleaf Plants Cottonwoods 10     0  
  Native Broadleaf Plants(Native >75%) Alder 15 51-75% Alder 3 10-25%
  Mixed Native & Exotic Plants(Mix 51-75%Exotic) Willow 10 >50% Tamarisk 3 26-50%

Last Updated on 08/15/04
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