Table Hc01: Significant Natural Communities in the Gasconade River Watershed

Table Hc01: Significant Natural Communities in the Gasconade River Watershed

Identified in the Natural Features Inventory: Phelps, Pulaski, and Laclede Counties (Ryan 1992).
Site Name and Community Owner Size (acres) Natural Quality1
Laclede County
Mayfield Spring and Wet Meadow Fen USFS 5 B/C
Flagmire Hollow Fen USFS 1.5 B
Phelps County      
Hwy. T Forest Dry-Mesic Sandstone Forest USFS 20 B
Wilkins Spring Fen/Wetland USFS 4 B
Kaintuck Hollow Sandstone Glade USFS 2.5 B
Apple Tree Farm Deep Muck Fen Pvt. 7 B/C
Mill Creek Fen Deep Muck Fen USFS 1.5 B
Kaintuck Hollow Fen USFS 10 C/C+
Strawhun Forest Mesic Bottomland Forest Pvt. 30 B
Solomon Hollow Glades USFS 3 B
Pulaski County
Tunnel Cave Influent Cave Pvt. TNC reg. - B
Great Spirit Cave N.H.A. Effluent Cave MDC - B
Falls Hollow Sandstone Glades DA 4 B
Karen's Fen Fen USFS 6 B

1Natural quality: A-Relative stable and undisturbed natural community (e.g., old growth, ungrazed forest) B-Late successional or lightly disturbed communities; disturbed in past but now recovered; diversity not greatly reduced. C-Mid-successional, moderate to heavily disturbed communities; moderate recent disturbance or heavy past disturbance; diversity lowered. D-Early successional or severely disturbed communities; structure and composition severely altered. E- Original community removed or nearly so (e.g., rowcrop).

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