Congressional Edition Volume 5654

Congressional Edition Volume 5654

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...Supervisor Slosson, in his said report herewith, after specifically reporting upon each of the divisions of the rancho as divided by him for purposes of examination, concludes with a general report or summing up. Paragraph No. 3 of this resume treats of the importance of the rancho for forest uses, and is as follows: (o) There is a fair stand of live oak timber on about 2,000 acres, and live oak trees are scattered along the Santa Ynez and in the main side canyons; also some mountain maple, white oak, and sycamore, and a few fir and ash trees. (6) Probably 40,000 acres of the rancho is covered with brush, and the benefit therefrom is shown in tracts 6 and c, where there is a heavy brush cover on the south side of the river and a good water flow from all the small canyons, (c) About 5,000 is bare, counting river bottom. These lands would be of very small use for forest purposes, and there would hardly be sufficient reason for their reservation for such purposes, even if the area were owned by the Government. The general benefits already insured by the reservation of extensive surrounding areas--the lands now within the Pine Mountain and Zaca Lake Forest Reserve and the Santa Ynez Forest Reserve--would not, in my opinion, be increased by the inclusion within reserve limits of the narrow strip comprising this rancho. The sources of practically all the streams flowing into and through the rancho are for the inclusion of this tract It has been deemed advisable, as one of the basic principles of forest reservation, that towns and communities should be assisted by the reservation of lands for the protection of their water supply in all cases where the lands desired to be reserved are of such character and status as to warrant their reservation. In more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604229
  • 9781236604224