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INT-GTR-34: Forest habitat types of Montana
Pfister, Robert D.; Kovalchik, Bernard L.; Arno, Stephen F.; Presby, Richard C. 1977. Forest habitat types of Montana. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-34. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest & Range Experiment Station. 174 p.
A land-classification system based upon potential natural vegetation is presented for the forests of Montana. It is based on an intensive 4-year study and reconnaissance sampling of about 1,500 stands. A hierarchical classification of forest sites was developed using the habitat type concept. A total of 9 climax series, 64 habitat types, and 37 additional phases of habitat types are defined. A diagnostic key is provided for field identification of the types based on indicator species used in development of the classification.
Keywords: forest vegetation, Montana, habitat types, plant communities, forest ecology, forest management
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- Figure 7. - Key to climax series, habitat types, and phases
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- Appendix C-2. - Presence list: numbers of sample stands where each species occurred, by habitat type and phase.
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- Appendix F. - Montana habitat type field form.
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- Examples of forest habitat types in Montana
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Forest habitat types of Montana
Publish Date: July 30, 2012
Last Update: May 1, 2013
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