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    Author(s): Peter Rice
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: What we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 29-30
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    Invasive alien weeds established themselves on the Sawmill Creek Research Natural Area, harming elk feeding grounds and threatening the integrity of the native plant community. Management enacted herbicide control over several growing seasons, resulting in greater elk winter forage on study plots. Monitoring the long-term effects of herbicide as a restoration tool continues.

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    Citation

    Rice, Peter. 2000. Restoration of native plant communities infested by invasive weeds -- Sawmill Creek Research Natural Area. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: What we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 29-30

    Keywords

    ecosystem management, forest succession, social sciences, native plant communities, invasive weeds, Sawmill Creek Research Natural Area, herbicide control

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