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    Author(s): Malchus B. Baker; William H. Kruse
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 311.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    An important objective of studying understory/ overstory relationships is to determine the patterns of succession or development within the understory plant community following a severe disturbance to the overstory. In 1988, a commercial fuelwood harvest was applied to a pinyon-juniper stand. The remaining noncommercial overstory was cut and lopped. Two years later, approximately two-thirds of the area was crushed by a roller-chopper, which breaks up the slash material and incorporates it into the soil.

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    Citation

    Baker, Malchus B., Jr.; Kruse, William H. 2000. Assessment of effects of canopy disturbance on plants in a pinion-juniper stand (Abstract). In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 311.

    Keywords

    land stewardship, watershed management, ecosystem-based management, natural resources, conservation, sustainable development, sustainable use

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