Conservation Strategies and Vegetation Characterization in the Columbia Bottomlands , an Underrecognized Southern Floodplain Forest Formation

1 Corresponding author: david_rosen@fws.gov ABSTRACT: The Columbia Bottomlands, a Southern floodplain forest formation on the upper Texas coast, historically covered over 283,000 ha but has since been reduced to 25% of its former extent. The importance of this regional ecosystem as critical stopover and staging habitat for Nearctic-Neotropical migratory… CONTINUE READING