Aspen Dynamics in the Warner Mountains of California
Mary Flores, Wildlife Biologist, Warner Mountain Ranger District, Modoc National Forest, Cedarville, California,Coauthor Dr. James Laacke
Over the last century aspen has suffered a significant reduction in area in the Western
United States. Comparison of vegetation data from 1930 and 1993 indicate that the
Warner Mountains of Northeastern California are no exception with an 85% reduction
in area covered. Often these changes may take place over a matter of decades. Changes
overall and within individual stands are described, including vegetation replacing
aspen within 1930's boundaries.