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INT-GTR-66: Grassland and shrubland habitat types of western Montana

Mueggler, W. F.; Stewart, W. L. 1978. Grassland and shrubland habitat types of western Montana. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-66. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 154 p.

A classification system based upon potential natural vegetation is presented for the grasslands and shrublands of the mountainous western third of Montana. The classification was developed by analyzing data from 580 stands. Twenty-nine habitat types in 13 climax series are defined and a diagnostic key provided for field identification. Environment, vegetative composition, forage production, changes with grazing, and range management practices are described for each habitat type.

Keywords: vegetation classification, habitat types, range types, mountain grasslands, Montana, range ecology, range management

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Title: INT-GTR-66: Grassland and shrubland habitat types of western Montana
Publish Date: November 9, 2009
Last Update:
November 9, 2009

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