The Northern Forest Region lies between the oak forests of the Eastern United States and the boreal forests of Eastern Canada. It is, collectively, one of the largest and most continuous temperate forests left in the world and, like much of the biosphere, it is at risk.
Grasses of the Northern Forest (Cornell University Press, 2022) by Jerry Jenkins and Brett Engstrom is an essential companion for those interested in stewardship and conservation of the region.
With multi-image composite photos that allow for unparalleled depth and clarity, this guide illustrates the myriad varied and beautiful — and often overlooked — grasses of the Northern Forest.
The book features large, easy-to-use format; easily characterize and compare 166 grass species; high-definition composite images, ecological diagrams, habitat keys, and a visual glossary.
The complete Northern Forest Atlas Guide collection is now available: Woody Plants of the Northern Forest; Sedges of the Northern Forest; Mosses of the Northern Forest; and Grasses of the Northern Forest. Companion foldout charts for field use are available for each photographic guide.
Jerry Jenkins directs the Northern Forest Atlas Project. He is the author of Woody Plants of the Northern Forest, Sedges of the Northern Forest, Mosses of the Northern Forest, Climate Change in the Adirondacks, and The Adirondack Atlas and coauthor of Acid Rain in the Adirondacks.
Brett Engstrom is a botanist and natural-resource ecologist from Marshfield, Vermont. He has thirty years of field experience in the Northern Forest and is an expert in grasses and sedges.
A complete online archive of images and articles, including digital atlases, is available at northernforestatlas.org.
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