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Green fescue grassland: 40 years of secondary succession.Author(s): Elbert H. Reid; Gerald S. Strickler; Wade B. Hall
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-274. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 49 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe 40-year succession of a depleted green fescue (Festuca viridula) sub-alpine grassland in the Wallowa Mountains, Oregon, was influenced by historic soil erosion. Range conditions of the grassland annually grazed by domestic sheep improved greatly between 1938 and 1978; most of the improvement occurred between the 30th and 40th years. Photographs illustrate the changes.
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CitationReid, Elbert H.; Strickler, Gerald S.; Hall, Wade B. 1980. Green fescue grassland: 40 years of secondary succession. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-274. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 49 p
Keywordsgrassland management, succession, fescue, Festuca, grazing (range), sub-alpine grasslands
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