Edge of the Mesa Alta

Image: Edge of the Mesa Alta

Detailed Description

USGS researcher Craig Allen stands on the edge of Mesa Alta, amid diverse forest and woodland in the uplands of northern New Mexico; note some recently dead ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir in the field of view. Forest drought stress is strongly correlated with tree mortality from poor growth, bark beetle outbreaks, and high-severity fire.


Image Dimensions: 1704 x 2272

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Location Taken: Mesa Alta, CA, US