You are here

Restoring dry and moist forests of the inland northwestern United States [Chapter 23]

Posted date: April 23, 2018
Publication Year: 
2015
Publication Series: 
Book Chapter
Source: In: Stanturf, John A., ed. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition. New York: CRC Press. p. 467-493.

Abstract

The complex topography of the Inland Northwestern United States (58.4 million ha) interacts with soils and a highly variable climate to provide a mosaic of dry and moist mixed conifer forest settings. Approximately 20% of the area is covered by dry forests dominated by Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii and contains a diversity of lower vegetation ranging from a grass savannah on the less-productive sites to shrub and forb dominated vegetation on the more-productive sites. An estimated 18% of the area is covered by moist mixed conifer forests with some places growing up to 10 different conifer species, in addition to a diversity of surface vegetation often dominated by shrub and forb vegetation (e.g., with Pinus monticola and Tsuga heterophylla).

Citation

Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T. 2015. Restoring dry and moist forests of the inland northwestern United States [Chapter 23]. In: Stanturf, John A., ed. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition. New York: CRC Press. p. 467-493.