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Guidelines for restoration and rehabilitation of principal plant communities

Author(s): Richard Stevens, Stephen B. Monsen
Year Published: 2004

Range and wildland improvement projects conducted throughout the Intermountain region normally occur within specific plant communities. Each plant community has unique features that require different equipment, planting techniques, and plant materials to conduct improvement projects. Plant communities or associations discussed in this chapter are: (1) subalpine herblands and upper elevation aspen openings, (2) wet and semiwet meadows, (3) inland saltgrass, (4) riparian, (5) aspenconifer, (6) mountain brush-ponderosa pine, (7) juniper-pinyon, (8) sagebrush, (9) salt desert shrub, (10) blackbrush, (11) annual weedy grasses - cheatgrass brome, red brome, and medusahead, and (12) lowland annual weeds.

Citation: Stevens, Richard; Monsen, Stephen B. 2004. Guidelines for restoration and rehabilitation of principal plant communities. In: Monsen, Stephen B.; Stevens, Richard; Shaw, Nancy L., eds. Restoring western ranges and wildlands. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 199-294
Topic(s): Management Approaches, Recovery after fire
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Aspen woodland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Juniper woodland, Mountain shrubland/wooded draw, Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11121
FRAMES RCS number: 1907
Record updated: Apr 19, 2017