Ecological Assessment of Vandenburg Air Force Base, California. Volume 1. Evaluation and Recommendations
Technical Report,01 May 1974,01 Aug 1975
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV SAN DIEGO United States
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The first volume of a three volume report summarizes the results and conclusions of a survey of terrestrial environmental conditions at Vandenberg AFB, California, carried out from July 1974 to June 1975. The study was undertaken to provide basic data for assessment of the environmental impact of the Space Transport System STS planned for Vandenberg AFB and for management of the land resources of the base. The significance of Vandenberg AFB as one of the last large undeveloped areas in coastal California is discussed. Evaluations are presented of the abiotic aspects of the ecological setting freshwater ecological conditions vegetation and game and non-game wildlife, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Species and ecosystems of high ecological sensitivity or importance are discussed in the context of the STS. Recommendations are presented for management of the renewable natural resources of the base.