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Forested plant associations of the Colville National Forest.Author(s): Clinton K. Williams; Brian F. Kelley; Bradley G. Smith; Terry R. Lillybridge
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-360. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. In cooperation with: Pacific Northwest Region, Colville National Forest. 405 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionA classification of forest vegetation is presented for the Colville National Forest in northeastern Washington State. It is based on potential vegetation with the plant association as the basic unit. The classification is based on a sample of approximately 229 intensive plots and 282 reconnaissance plots distributed across the forest from 1980 to 1983. The hierarchical classification includes 5 forest tree series and 39 plant associations or community types. Diagnostic keys are presented for each tree series and plant association or community type. Descriptions include information about plant association or community species composition, occurrences, distribution, environment, soils, forest productivity, management implications and relations to other vegetation classifications. Background information is also presented on the ecology, geology, soils, climate, and fire history of the Colville National Forest.
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CitationWilliams, Clinton K.; Kelley, Brian F.; Smith, Bradley G.; Lillybridge, Terry R. 1995. Forested plant associations of the Colville National Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-360. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. In cooperation with: Pacific Northwest Region, Colville National Forest. 405 p
Keywordsvegetation classification, climax plant communities, potential vegetation, plant association, vegetation series, forest ecology, fire, wildife, range, northeastern Washington
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