Caption: Hardwood trees, such as cypress (above), have long been a valuable resource in the Southern bottomlands
. Right: Forestland Group owns 300,000 acres of hardwood stands along the Mississippi between Memphis and Natchez.
A greentree reservoir is a stand of bottomland
hardwood forest equipped with a levee system, water-control structures and, in some cases, wells and pumps.
Illinois deer retreat to dry bottomlands
or dense upland cover during inclement winter weather.
MH: How many underwater preserves exist in Michigan today, and how much bottomland
do they cover?
Normally, the bottomlands
are too wet to harvest hardwoods during the fall, winter, and spring.
During the haciendas period, the best available lands were basin bottomlands
, alluvial fans, and soils in or close to watercourses, and were dedicated to dryland farming.
"Ten miles north of Bonners Ferry, you have some really exceptional whitetail hunting." Much of the bottomlands
, said Bliss, are privately owned.
We planted swamp white oaks (Quercus bicolor) at two locations within the bottomlands
often have diverse topographies consisting of repeated ridges, swales and meandering scrolls (Leopold et al.
The context for these communities is the natural regions through which the river flows, viz., the Central Till Plain, Southwestern Lowlands, and Southern Bottomlands
(Homoya et al.
All I do know is Cuz and his video camera have shadowed me on deer hunts from Southern bottomlands
to the north woods of Michigan and the Texas brush country.
In the early part of the 20th century, the logging industry turned from the Midwest to the bald cypress and hardwood bottomlands
of the South.
Over the years much of these "big woods" of legend have been reduced to the not-so-big as accessible timber fell to the sawyers and bottomlands
were cleared and plowed for rice and soybean fields.
hardwood forests adjacent to the Brazos, Colorado, and San Bernard rivers of the upper Texas coast are known regionally as the Columbia Bottomlands
Though Lawrence Buell has pointed out that we certainly do not "do full justice to the place of the natural world in Faulkner's work merely by inventorying landscape items and proving their historical or geographical accuracy" (3), my essay nevertheless attempts to juxtapose Faulkner's fictional portrayal of the human takeover of the Mississippi bottomlands
with the documented lumbering history of the Delta and to credit him for his work as an instinctive but accurate student of the region's natural and environmental history.