Juxtaposition of several range types that in concert make a complex system for use and management.
Similar processes happened at a small scale as at the large scale. Gravelly areas are runoff areas and this water and nutrients are slowed and deposited in the vegetation. This deposition process provides a feedback cycle that further promotes the herbage layer. It can sometimes lead to these patches migrating downhill.
These hill loose water and nutrients to the lowlands around them.
This area has a concentration of water and nutrients from the surrounding slopes. Overtime, this process leads to important differences in the soils which is also reflected in the high and density of the vegetation.
These streambeds support the trees surround the creek.
John Tayler sending a SPOT message while the gigapan was captured.