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INT-GTR-187: Coniferous forest habitat types of central and southern Utah


Youngblood, Andrew P.; Mauk, Ronald L. 1985. Coniferous forest habitat types of central and southern Utah. General Technical Report INT-187. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 89 p.

A land-classification system based upon potential natural vegetation is presented for the coniferous forests of central and southern Utah. It is based on reconnaissance sampling of about 720 stands. A hierarchical taxonomic classification of forest sites was developed using the habitat type concept. Seven climax series, 37 habitat types, and six additional phases of habitat types are defined and described. A diagnostic key, using conspicuous indicator species, provides for field identification of the types.

Keywords: forest vegetation, Utah, habitat types, plant communities, forest ecology, forest management, classification


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Title: INT-GTR-187: Coniferous forest habitat types of central and southern Utah
Publish Date: February 2, 2010
Last Update:
February 2, 2010

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