In British Columbia’s dry southern
interior, black cottonwood forests
are found along the banks of
streams and lakes where moisture is
plentiful. These islands of green in an
otherwise arid environment provide
crucial habitat for a wide range of plant
and animal species. At one time, these
ecosystems were more widespread than
they are today. Now, many have been
completely cleared or significantly altered
by human development.
Egan, Brian, Cadrin, Carmen; Cannings, Syd. 1997. Cottonwood Riparian Ecosystems of the Southern Interior. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Ecosystems At Risk brochure
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: cottonwood forest, human development, species and ecosystems at risk
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