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Range plant community types and carrying capacity for the Lower Foothills subregion of Alberta : fourth approximation

Description

The “Green Area” lands of the Lower Foothills subregion are classic examples of multiple use land. They provide summer range for livestock, primary habitat for wildlife, productive watersheds, timber and recreational areas. 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 Lower Foothills subregion, identifying over 120 plant community types. The dominant plant species, canopy cover, environmental conditions, response to grazing, forage production and carrying capacity are outlined for each type.

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

Title and publication information

Extent

244 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

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

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2005-01-01

Date Added

2016-04-01T21:21:15.915118

Date Modified

2005-01-01

Date Issued

2005-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778540987

ISBN (print)

0778540979

NEOS catalogue key

3387444

Local Identifier

T/083

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks