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

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 182 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, 5th and 6th approximations of the Range plant community types and carrying capacity for the Montane subregion.

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

Title and publication information

Extent

304 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

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

Contributor

Agri-Food Canada

Contributor

Alexander, Michael J.

Contributor

Adams, Barry W.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Subject (LCSH)

Rangelands--Alberta.

Subject (LCSH)

Range ecology--Alberta.

Subject (LCSH)

Plant communities.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2008-01-01

Date Added

2017-11-07T21:12:54.417974

Date Modified

2008-01-01

Date Issued

2008-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778554301

ISBN (print)

9780778554295

Local Identifier

T/136

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