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    Author(s): Shepperd Wayne D.
    Date: 2003
    Source: Unpublished paper on file. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory. 7 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    The sites described below are located in Ponderosa pine Forest Type on the Manitou Experimental Forest. The sites are bounded by meadows along Trout Creek on the west, Hotel Gulch, on the south, Missouri Gulch on the north, and the Ridgewood subdivision on the east. The area consists of gentle west-sloping terrain intersected by a series of small east-west ridges. No live streams exist in the area. Elevations range from 7,700 to 8,000 ft. Annual Precipitation averages 15.7 inches. Site Index averages 35, (base 100). Tree species present in these stands include ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, aspen, Rocky Mountain juniper, and occasional limber pine. Understories are grassy with Arizona and Idaho fescues, predominating. Mountain mahogany, gooseberry, and common juniper are common shrubs.

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    Citation

    Shepperd Wayne D. 2003. Example SDI-based prescriptions: Treatment prescriptions for commercial harvest units, Trout West Fuels Reduction Project, Manitou Experimental Forest. Unpublished paper on file. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory. 7 p.

    Keywords

    ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, aspen, Rocky Mountain juniper, limber pine, crown fire, prescribed fire, uneven-aged management

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