Forest Vegetation

The northern forest provides habitat for numerous wildlife species as well as use and enjoyment by the American people including economic opportunities in the form of pulpwood and saw timber for the forest products industry, traditional uses, and a highly desired vacation destination for the tourism industry.  

•  Forest types are dominated by pine, fir, aspen, and spruce

•  Vegetation is the result of climate, soils, landforms, and natural disturbances in the 18 th century, exploitive logging during the late 19 th century, followed by widespread slash-fueled wildfires in the 20 th century and more recently, fire suppression. and vegetation management activities