Rock Creek Rd. Manton, CA 96059
The Sierra Nevada ecosystem is home to 570 vertebrate wildlife species including:
There are 4,000 native bee species in the U.S., who pollinate 75% of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown here, along with
pollinating 80% of the flowering plants. Standing dead trees are important nesting habitats for 30% of native bees.
Some bee species' ground-nesting behaviors aerate and enrich soils; their bodies feed other wildlife.
The Tehama deer herd is the largest migratory herd in the state, but has been on the decline for some years.
The herd migrates through the Battle Creek watershed each year. (Above)
It is believed that there are only 150 to 300 Pacific Fishers left.
Scientists are calling this time "The Sixth Great Extinction."
As in: there have been only 5 others in 439 million years.
Ecosystem consequences of bird declines
Habitat destruction and fragmentation from clearcutting, salvage logging, and networks of logging roads
affect all forms of life, from microorganisms in the soil to large animals.
Tops of broken or dead large trees provide nesting habitat for many birds
including this species of "special concern", an osprey family.
Battle Creek Alliance members also rescue injured birds of prey.
There may only be 10 to 15 Sierra Nevada Red Foxes left. Some reside in Lassen National Forest,
which borders the clear cut areas in Battle Creek watershed.
Clearcutting and the subsequent herbicideuse have obvious impacts on endangered and
threatened species, but they affect all species, including our own.
46 species of reptiles (Pictured: California king snake)
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