A Cypress forest is a western United States plant association typically dominated by one or more cypress species. Example species comprising the canopy include Cupressus macrocarpa. In some cases these forests have been severely damaged by goats, cattle and other grazing animals. While cypress species are clearly dominant within a Cypress forest, other trees such as California Buckeye, Aesculus californica, are found in some Cypress forests.
The Guadalupe Island Cypress Forest is situated on Guadalupe Island, offshore from Baja California. This forest was greatly destroyed by the introduction of grazing goats, but conservation biology efforts have been conducted to assist in restoring the forest.
- Marlene A. Rodriguez-Malagon, Alejandro Hinojosa Corona, Alfonso Aguirre-Munoz and Cesar Garcia Gutierrez The Guadalupe Island Forest Recovery Track
- C.Michael Hogan (2008) Aesculus californica, Globaltwitcher.com, ed. N. Strӧmberg
- Sargent Forest of Marin County, California
- USGS Bolinas Quadrangle Map, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC