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WETLANDS OF THE CENTRAL

AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST

AND COASTAL WATERSHEDS


A METHODOLOGY FOR THEIR CLASSIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION




Wayne R. Ferren Jr.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Peggy L. Fiedler
Department of Biology
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA 94132

and

Robert A. Leidy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105



FINAL REPORT PREPARED FOR


UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Region IX
San Francisco, CA

6 February 1995
(Revised August 1996)


Cover Photographs:

(1) Ventura Co., Ventura River Delta: Marine-Intertidal Unconsolidated-Shore (Cobble-Gravel) Regularly-Flooded Delta-Shore Wetland; and Marine-Intertidal Aquatic-Bed Algal (Mixed-Protista) and Rooted-Vascular-Plant (Phyllospadix) Regularly-Flooded and Irregularly-Exposed Delta-Shore Wetlands.

(2) Santa Barbara Co., Carpinteria Salt Marsh: Estuarine-Intertidal Unconsolidated-Shore (Mud) Regularly-Flooded Tidal-Marsh-Channel Wetland; and Emergent-Persistent (Salicornia) Irregularly-Flooded Middle-Salt-Marsh Wetland.

(3) Monterey Co., Big Sur River: Riverine Lower-Perennial Unconsolidated-Bottom (Cobble-Gravel) Permanently-Flooded River-Bed Wetland; and Palustrine-Forested Needleleaved-Evergreen (Sequoia) Temporarily-Flooded River-Bank and Broadleaved-Deciduous (Alnus) Seasonally-Flooded River-Bank Wetlands.

(4) San Diego Co., Cuyamacha Lake: Lacustrine-Littoral Unconsolidated-Shore (Mixed-Coarse and Mixed-Fines) Intermittantly-Flooded Montane-Lake-Shore Wetland; and Emergent-Nonpersistent (Polygonum) Intermittently-Flooded Montane-Lake Wetland.

(5) Santa Barbara Co., Foothills of the San Rafael Mountains: Palustrine Emergent-Persistent (Eleocharis) Seasonally-Flooded Vernal-Marsh Wetland; and Palustrine Unconsolidated-Bottom (Mud) Seasonally-Flooded Vernal-Pond Wetland.