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    Author(s): Cathy Stewart
    Date: 1996
    Source: In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. The use of fire in forest restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 49-50.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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    Description

    Seral, fire dependent lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl.) communities are an important component of upper elevation forests throughout the Northern Rockies, where they cover 4 million acres, or about 17 percent of the land base. On the Bitterroot National Forest, lodgepole pine occurs mostly between 5,500 and 7,500 feet.

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    Citation

    Stewart, Cathy. 1996. Restoring historic landscape patterns through management: Restoring fire mosaics on the landscape. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. The use of fire in forest restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 49-50.

    Keywords

    fire ecology, fire regimes, forest restoration, landscape patterns, lodgepole pine, Pinus contorta Dougl., Northern Rockies

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