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Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project

 
 
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Forestry Sciences Lab
800 E. Beckwith Ave
Missoula, Montana 59801

(406) 542-4150

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Vegetation Research

Vegetation...
Thin Ponderosa Pine stand circa 1909 - Paired Photo
Pondersa Pine Forest circa 1989 - paired photo

Vegetation History

 
  • Fire History
 
  • Range of Variation
 
  • Human Effects

Vegetation Restoration

 
  • Economics
 
  • Biological Responses
 
  • Landscape Applications
 
  • Multiple Ownerships

Demonstration Sites

 

VEGETATION RESEARCH INCLUDES...
 
Understanding forest fire and logging history and their influences over time
 
Investigating vegetation patterns in lodgepole pine-dominated forests
 
Examining methods to control noxious weeds in Research Natural Areas
 
Initiating projects to restore whitebark pine, ponderosa pine, and mixed pine/larch forests
 
Designing fuel treatments to reduce fire hazard in the public/private interface zone
 
Exploring the economics of ecosystem management
 
Informing managers and the public on conditions and changes in forest ecosystems
 
Working with landowners to understand forest conditions and apply restorative treatments
 
Providing demonstration sites and field trips to develop public understanding and dialogue

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