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Range plant community types and carrying capacity for the montane subregion : sixth approximation

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Description

The Montane subregion is one of the most diverse subregions in the province of Alberta, with a mosaic of different vegetative communities. This diversity means that these lands are valued for a multitude of uses, including summer range for livestock. However, there is little information available on how grazing influences the plant community. To help develop range management prescriptions for the province, carrying capacity guides are being developed, including a plant classification system, for each natural and subregion in the province. This guide represents an analysis of the Montane subregion, identifying 141 plant community types. The dominant plant species, canopy cover, environmental conditions, response to grazing, forage production and carrying capacity are outlined for each type. This edition is a revision of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th approximations of the Range plant community types and carrying capacity for the Montane subregion.

Updated

January 1, 2005

Tags
Montane subregion ecological classification ecology grasslands grazing plant communities range management rangelands

Title and publication information

Alternative Title

Range plant community types and carrying capacity for the montane subregion : 6th approximation

Extent

248 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006, 2006-2013)

Contributor

Willoughby, Michael

Contributor

Adams, Barry W.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2005-01-01

Date Added

2016-03-03T19:48:40.477768

Date Modified

2005-01-01

Date Issued

2005-01-01

Date Archived

2017-11-07

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778540624

ISBN (print)

0778540618

NEOS catalogue key

3060241

Local Identifier

Pub. no. T/071

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