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Author(s):
Catherine A. Stewart
Year Published:

Cataloging Information

Topic(s):
Fire Ecology
Insects & Disease
Fire & Bark Beetles
Management Approaches
Recovery after fire
Ecosystem(s):
Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest

NRFSN number: 11250
FRAMES RCS number: 12593
Record updated:

Seral, fire dependent lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl.) communities are an important component of upper elevation forests throughout the Northern Rockies, where they cover 4 million acres, or about 17 percent of the land base. On the Bitterroot National Forest, lodgepole pine occurs mostly between 5,500 and 7,500 feet.

Citation

Stewart, Cathy. 1996. Restoring historic landscape patterns through management: restoring fire mosaics on the landscape. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. The use of fire in forest restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-341. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 49-50.
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