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  • Redwood National Park, California Ashik Patel, Will Zheng, Olivia McWayne, & Jon Cardona
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  • Winds of the Pacific reach land Stump sprouting seeds Average yearly rainfall is between 25 and 122 inches Thick bark protects the tree from fire damage Geological Origins
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  • Biome o Worlds smallest land biome ( Temperate Rainforest) o A community of both abiotic and biotic factors, home to worlds largest living trees, the coast redwoods. ( Can weigh up to 500 tons from the size of a tomato seed) o This biome receives about 60-80 inches of annual rain a year over the region. Climate o Lie within a marine coastal climate zone. o Between 40-60 degrees latitude, and on the western ocean shores of continents. o Oceans are dominant climatic factor: because the warm/cool more slowly than land, they moderate temps, and supply moisture. Dominant wildlife o Wildlife that exercise or influence the most control. o Carnivores such as tigers, herbivores such as elephants, birds such as a great pied hornbill, insects such as termites; reptiles such as snakes Natural History
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  • 42 vertebrates species, and 16 invertebrate species within the Redwood Forest are either endangered or threatened. There has been no definite discover of endemic species but there has been an increase in near- endemic species. Endemic, Threatened, or Endangered Species
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  • Provides cultural landscapes- (shows changes in land over time from human impact) Effects on Human History B-71 Radar Station from WWII, located in the Redwood Forest, used to prevent any potential attacks from Japan at the West Coast.
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  • Agreed to manage the four-park area for maximum resource protection. Thanks to these agencies you will find: old growth redwood groves and open prairie lands, 2 major rivers, and 37 miles of pristine California coastline. California Department of Parks and Recreation & National Park Service
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  • Threats Massive trees started to fall due to logging; people wanted to use them for the vigorous amount of precious lumber. Rapid increase of loggers. Agencies provided the protection they needed. Conserved what was left, and helped forest expand.
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  • The Trees of the Redwood Forest
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  • Cross section of a Redwood Tree
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