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    Author(s): Brendan Wilson
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: Keane, Robert E.; Tomback, Diana F.; Murray, Michael P.; Smith, Cyndi M., eds. The future of high-elevation, five-needle white pines in Western North America: Proceedings of the High Five Symposium. 28-30 June 2010; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-63. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 207.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    I examined the regeneration of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) and four other high elevation conifers in young subalpine forest following two stand replacing fires in the Canadian Rockies. These were the Vermilion Pass fire of 1968, located in Kootenay and Banff national parks, and the Rock Canyon Creek fire of 1960, located approximately 125 km further southeast in the Invermere Forest District of British Columbia. I surveyed 103 100-m2 plots in total, with roughly equal sampling intensity across the environmental gradients of altitude, aspect, and distance to the mature forest edge. I measured stand structural variables within each plot, including vegetation species cover and tree species seedling and sapling density. Both landscape and microsite scales of environmental variables were measured at each plot.

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    Wilson, Brendan. 2011. Establishment patterns of whitebark pine following fire in the Canadian Rockies. In: Keane, Robert E.; Tomback, Diana F.; Murray, Michael P.; Smith, Cyndi M., eds. The future of high-elevation, five-needle white pines in Western North America: Proceedings of the High Five Symposium. 28-30 June 2010; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-63. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 207.

    Keywords

    high elevation five-needle pines, threats, whitebark, Pinus albicaulis, limber, Pinus flexilis, southwestern white, Pinus strobiformis, foxtail, Pinus balfouriana, Great Basin bristlecone, Pinus longaeva, Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine, Pinus aristata

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