Vegetative Classification: Its Application to Forestry in the Northern Rocky Mountains

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Abstract:

Ecological classification based on vegetation, used by foresters in the northern Rocky Mountain region and elsewhere, offers a strong land management tool. It expands knowledge about the forest and range, and is useful for estimating productive potential. Resulting maps of habitat types aid in application of land management practices with due regard for environmental situations. Where habitat information is available and silvicultural and mensurational information are correlated with habitat types, management prescriptions should increase in reliability.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Planning Team Coordinator, USDA Forest Service, Nezperce National Forest, Grangeville, Idaho

Publication date: June 1, 1974

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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