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    Author(s): Clinton S. Wright; Robert E. Vihnanek; Joseph C. Restaino; Jon E. Dvorak
    Date: 2012
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-878. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 85 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Three series of photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings for sagebrush-steppe types that are ecotonal with grasses, western juniper, and ponderosa pine in eastern Oregon, and one series of photographs displays a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings for northern spotted owl nesting habitat in forest types in Washington and Oregon. Each group of photos includes inventory information summarizing vegetation composition, structure, and loading; woody material loading and density by size class; forest floor depth and loading; and various site characteristics. The natural fuels photo series is designed to help land managers appraise fuel and vegetation conditions in natural settings.

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    Wright, Clinton S.; Vihnanek, Robert E.; Restaino, Joseph C.; Dvorak, Jon E. 2012. Photo series for quantifying natural fuels. Volume XI: eastern Oregon sagebrush-steppe and northern spotted owl nesting habitat in the Pacific Northwest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-878. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 85 p.

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    Keywords

    Woody material, biomass, fuel loading, natural fuels, sagebrush-steppe, old-growth forest, greater sage-grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, northern spotted owl, Strix occidentalis caurina, antelope bitterbrush, Purshia tridentata, big sagebrush, Artemisia tridentatav, Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii, grand fir, Abies grandis, Pacific silver fir, Abies amabilis, ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, western hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla, western juniper, Juniperus occidentalis, western redcedar, Thuja plicata, white fir, Abies concolor.

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