Wildlife Habitat Appraisal for the Proposed Allens Creek Reservoir Site
|TOTAL in Reservoir||8,403|
|Forest Below FM 1458||82|
|Grass Below FM 1458||186|
A. Habitat Type Sizes
Figure 2 shows the location of each WHAP site used to compute the WHAP scores. These sites were chosen because they were representative of the entire vegetation cover type. Figure 3 shows a map of the vegetation cover types in the proposed reservoir, and Table 1 displays the acreage for each habitat type and the total acreage for the entire proposed reservoir.
Tables A1 through A6 in the appendix are lists of the plant species identified on the proposed reservoir property, and by WHAP site for each habitat type. These lists, along with discussions of detail WHAP scores in Tables 2 through 7, may assist in developing a mental image of the vegetation at each WTIAP site, as well as for each habitat cover type.
Forests at Allens Creek are classified pecan/elm/hackberry or oak/elm/buckeye. For descriptive purposes, forests at this site are divided in this paper into the bluff forest, the Allens Creek riparian forest, and bottomland forests.