Virginia (Shorty) Boucher and Susan Harrison
provided the initial impetus for this project, courteously cajoling
Doug Kelt into sponsoring the class and coordinating the contributions.
Shane Waddell designed and put together the entire guide and mercilessly
hounded contributers until they completed their text. He is also
responsible for its transition to this website. The entire project
is a product of the combined efforts of both graduate and undergraduate
students, and UCD faculty members who donated their time and knowledge
of this region; we heartily thank them all for their generosity.
Human History: Alyssa Nelson,
Lenora Timm; Native Territories Map by Robert Thayer and Jacob Mann
Geology and Soils: Shorty
Boucher, Kate Mawdsley, S. Reed, Eldredge Moores
Plant Communities: Shorty
Boucher, M. Bibbo, J. Buck, D. Caterson, Ellen Dean. Manual of California
Vegetation from Sawyer and Keeler-Wolf 1997. The plant list is based
on collections by Ellen Dean and the UC Davis herbarium.
Arthropods: Susan Harrison,
Phil Ward. The insect list is based on work done by Lynn Kimsey
and the UC Davis Bohart Museum. The moth list and butterfly list
are based on work done by Bill Patterson and Greg Kareofelas. The
bee list is based on work done by Claire Kremen and Robbin Thorp.
Reptiles and Amphibians:
Michael Benard, Patrick Huber, Vivian Nelson. The reptile and amphibian
list was compiled by Mike Benard and Dan Tolson.
Birds: Laura Heiker, Andrew
Engilis, Jr. The bird list was compiled by Andrew Engilis, Jr.
Mammals: Douglas A. Kelt,
Karen Mabry, Jaime Hartman . The mammal list was compiled by Douglas
A. Kelt, Karen Mabry, and Dan Tolson.
Maps were created or modified by Shane Waddell with the exception
of Native Territories Map.
Overall revisions and edits: Michael Benard, Shorty Boucher, Susan
Harrison, Doug Kelt, Kate Mawdsley and Shane Waddell.
Thanks to all that provided photos!