Vegetation change in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, during the protohistoric period

@inproceedings{Anderson1991VegetationCI,
  title={Vegetation change in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, during the protohistoric period},
  author={Robert S. Anderson and Scott L. Carpenter},
  year={1991}
}
The sediments of Woski Pond, Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, record paleoenvironmental change spanning the last 1550 years. Closed conifer forest, consisting primarily of ponderosa pine, white fir, incense-cedar and Douglas-fir, existed around the pond until ca. 650 years ago. After 650 years ago more open canopy vegetation types such as oaks, sage and shrubs were found. Ethnographic records taken at the time of contact indicate that the aboriginal inhabitants regularly burned the… CONTINUE READING