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RMRS-GTR-7: Miller Creek Demonstration Forest - a forest born of fire: a field guide
Latham, Penelope A.; Shearer, Raymond C.; O'Hara, Kevin L. 1998. Miller Creek Demonstration Forest -- a forest born of fire: a field guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-7. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 68 p. (book + 2 supplements and 2 posters).
Miller Creek, on the Flathead National Forest in northwest Montana, is a demonstration forest, showing up to 30 years of forest change after clearcutting and a wide range of fire treatments in 1967 and 1968. Differences in tree regeneration and vegetation development are explained for units that were clearcut and prescribed burned, clearcut and burned by wildfire, clearcut and unburned, and uncut and burned by wildfire. This guide discusses these changes, and visitors can see them as they walk the trails within the Miller Creek Demonstration Forest.
Keywords: clearcut, prescribed fire, wildfire, natural regeneration, vegetation succession, habitat type, stand structure, western larch, lodgepole pine
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Download RMRS-GTR-7 supplements and posters
Miller Creek Demonstration Forest Wildfire Tour
PDF File Size: 1.7 MB
Miller Creek Demonstration Forest Prescribed Fire Tour
PDF File Size: 2 MB
Poster: Miller Creek Demonstration Forest: How the Forest Developed After a Wildfire
PDF File Size: 2.6 MB
Poster: Miller Creek Demonstration Forest: How a Forest Grows Up and Grows Old
PDF File Size: 1.4 MB
Miller Creek Demonstration Forest -- a forest born of fire: a
Electronic Publish Date: December 16, 2005
Last Update: November 7, 2011
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