Bottomland hardwood forests: Vital, shrinking habitat By Mark Haslett • Mar 31, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 2 Hardwood forests provide habitat for a diversity of flora and fauna. NPR VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 2 U.S. Forest Service Talk about the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal often refers to "bottomland hardwood forest." What makes these forests different from other types of wooded areas? KETR spoke with Janice Bezanson of the Texas Conservation Alliance to find out. Listen Listening... / 4:00 Tomorrow's Water Today: Janice Bezanson of the Texas Conservation Alliance discusses what makes bottomland hardwood forests different and important. (Mark Haslett/KETR) Tags: Texas Water Development BoardMarvin Nicholsbottomland hardwood forestTomorrow's Water Today Related Content New reservoirs must pass TCEQ process before licensure 2 years ago Deuell cool on Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal 2 years ago View the discussion thread.