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Whitebark pine restoration challenges - Restoration site visits in the Bridger Mountains

Author(s): Corey L. Gucker
Year Published: 2013
Description:

As part of the 13th Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Science and Management Workshop - Challenges of Whitebark Pine Restoration, participants visited a whitebark pine restoration area near Fairy Lake in the Bridger Mountains north of Bozeman, MT (Figure 1).

The restoration site at about 8,000 feet supports both whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) and limber pine (P. flexilis). Restoration efforts included prescribed fire and planting whitebark pine seed. Site visits included discussions about the importance of and challenges to whitebark pine restoration, as well as site-specific study findings related to a 2004 prescribed fire and initial results from a direct seeding trial conducted in 2009.

Citation: Gucker, Corey L. 2013. Whitebark pine restoration challenges - Restoration site visits in the Bridger Mountains. Northern Rockies Fire Science Network Field Trip Summary No. 2: 13th Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Science and Management Workshop. 2013 September 20-21. Bozeman, MT.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Insects & Disease, Recovery after fire
Ecosystem(s): Alpine forest/krummholz, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 12929
Record updated: Oct 15, 2019