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Boise Basin Experimental Forest (Idaho)

Graham, Russell T.; Jain, Theresa B. 2004. Boise Basin Experimental Forest (Idaho). In: Adams, Mary Beth; Loughry, Linda H.; Plaugher, Linda, L., comps. Experimental forests and ranges of the USDA Forest Service. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-321. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. p. 111-112.

The Boise Basin Experimental Forest was established in 1933 to study ponderosa pine. It consists of 3,537 ha with elevations ranging from 1,200 to 3,630 m. Boise Basin is divided into three units surrounding Idaho City in southern Idaho. Idaho City was a booming mining town in the 1870s and the surrounding forests supplied material to the community. Two units were heavily affected by mining activities and the majority of trees in them now are the results of post-mining regeneration. The third unit, on steeper slopes, has many undisturbed areas (containing large areas of ponderosa pine), including a Research Natural Area.

Keywords: Boise Basin Experimental Forest, forestry research

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Boise Basin Experimental Forest (Idaho)
Electronic Publish Date: May 30, 2013
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May 30, 2013

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