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Range plant community types and carrying capacity for the subalpine subregion : fourth approximation

Description

The Subalpine subregion is a Rocky Mountain altitudinal vegetation zone. The valley bottoms of the region are used for recreational horseback riding and commercial trail riding operations. As well, in the southern part of the subregion, extensive areas of the subalpine are used to forage cattle. 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 Alpine subregion, identifying over 100 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 is a revision of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd approximations of the supalpine guide.

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Alpine subregion Subalpine 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 subalpine subregion of Alberta

Extent

213 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

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

Contributor

Agri-Food Canada

Contributor

Alexander, Michael J.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Subject (LCSH)

Rangelands--Alberta.

Subject (LCSH)

Plant communities.

Subject (LCSH)

Range ecology--Alberta.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2007-01-01

Date Added

2017-11-07T21:26:54.667568

Date Modified

2007-01-01

Date Issued

2007-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778564911

ISBN (print)

9780778564904

Local Identifier

T/140

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