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Guide to range plant community types and carrying capacity for the Peace River parkland subregion in Alberta : first approximation

Description

The Peace River Parkland accounts for under one per cent of the province. The vegetation in the region is a mosaic and is dominated by forests of aspen and white spruce, wetlands and small remnant grasslands on the uplands and on valley slopes. The vegetative communities in this subregion 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 Peace River Parkland subregion, identifying some 66 plant community types. The dominant plant species, canopy cover, environmental conditions, forage production and carrying capacity are outlined for each type.

Tags
Peace River Parkland subregion ecological classification ecology grasslands grazing plant communities range management rangelands

Title and publication information

Extent

143 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

2007-01-01

Date Added

2016-04-01T21:41:12.519464

Date Modified

2007-01-01

Date Issued

2007-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778565000

ISBN (print)

9780778564997

NEOS catalogue key

3971168

Local Identifier

T/143

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks