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Impacts of soil compaction and tree stump removal on soil properties and outplanted seedlings in northern Idaho, USA

Documents and Media Posted on: September 26, 2018
Intensive timber harvesting and site preparation are becoming more common as demand for timber-based products increases. On some harvested sites in the western United States of America and Canada, stump removal is used to ameliorate root disease problems. Soil compaction and nutrient loss could become a problem on some sites after harvesting, site preparation, or stump removal.Document Type: Other Documents

Data base for early postfire succession in Northern Rocky Mountain forests

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Web site and CD-ROM include 21 pages of text plus electronic data for 55 succession sites including color plates, tables, and figures. Provides data on quantitative postfire changes of plant species and forest vegetation components for up to the first 25 years of secondary plant succession for 55 forest sites in northern Idaho and northwestern Montana.

Waste to wisdom: Using waste woody biomass to create biochar for soil restoration

Projects Posted on: December 03, 2014
The application of biochar to forest soils to improve soil productivity shows promise in many areas, although many soil impacts still need to be described. Numerous field and lab studies are ongoing in the inland Northwest that will help determine the most appropriate biochar sources and soil types for applying biochar.  

Case study 6.1: DNA survey for fisher in northern Idaho

Publications Posted on: April 03, 2009
Unique haplotypes indicating the presence of a residual native population of fisher were found in central Idaho (Vinkey et al. 2006). Fishers had been detected previously using camera sets in the Selkirk Mountains just south of the Canadian border, but their population status and genetic composition were unknown.

Predicting plot basal area and tree density in mixed-conifer forest from lidar and Advanced Land Imager (ALI) data

Publications Posted on: September 10, 2007
Multispectral satellite imagery are appealing for their relatively low cost, and have demonstrated utility at the landscape level, but are typically limited at the stand level by coarse resolution and insensitivity to variation in vertical canopy structure. In contrast, lidar data are less affected by these difficulties, and provide high structural detail, but are less available due to their comparatively high cost.

Forest habitat types of northern Idaho: a second approximation

Publications Posted on: October 04, 2006
The addition of more than 900 plots to the Daubenmire's original 181-plot database has resulted in a refinement of their potential natural vegetation-based land classification for northern Idaho. A diagnostic, indicator species-based key is provided for field identification of the eight climax series, 46 habitat types, and 60 phases. Recognized syntaxa are described by occurrence, environment, vegetation, and management implications.

Field guide to forest plants of northern Idaho

Publications Posted on: May 31, 2006
This field guide -- designed for use by people with minimal botanical training -- is an identification aid for nearly 200 plant species having ecological indicator value in northern Idaho forest habitat types. It contains line drawings, simplified taxonomic descriptions , characteristics tables, conspectuses, and keys. It emphasizes characteristics useful for field identification of many common and special interest plants.