An environmental history: William Cameron Park, Waco, Texas.

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dc.contributor.advisor Bratton, Susan. Lang, Kenna Renee.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Environmental Science. en 2007
dc.description.abstract Cameron Park is a 416-acre municipal park located at the confluence of the Brazos and Bosque Rivers near downtown Waco, Texas. The results of this project suggest first that the park’s ridge-top was completely cleared for grazing during the late 1800s and early 1900s and secondly that release of the pastures led to differential regeneration of forest cover, first in Juniperus species and then with deciduous species. This release event took place eighty to ninety years ago, coinciding almost exactly with the dedication of Cameron Park in May 1910. Additionally, regeneration of deciduous species was concentrated initially along historic fence-lines so that delayed succession has been occurring as broadleaf species just now begin to move into the interior of former pastures. The result is that regeneration of Juniperus and broadleaf species has led to a significant increase in forest cover along the ridge-top since the abandonment of the pastures. en
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dc.subject Cameron Park (Waco, Tex.) -- History. en
dc.subject Waco (Tex.) -- Environmental conditions -- History. en
dc.subject Parks --- Texas --- Waco -- History. en
dc.subject Forest regeneration --- Texas --- Waco. en
dc.title An environmental history: William Cameron Park, Waco, Texas. en
dc.type Thesis en M.E.S. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Environmental Science. en

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