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Central Parkland range plant community guide

Description

This second approximation of plant life in the Central Parkland area of Alberta identifies and classifies the most extensive and common plant communities in the region. It identifies 110 community types and identifies the dominant plant species, canopy cover, environmental conditions, response to grazing, forage production and carrying capacity for each type. The Central Parkland Natural Subregion is one of the most diverse subregions within the province of Alberta, and its lands are valued for a multitude of uses. However, there is little information available on how these uses influence the plant community. "Carrying capacity guides" are being developed for each natural subregion in the province to provide a framework that would easily group the vegetative community types. This classification system is designed to be used to assess carrying capacity and evaluate range health on lands within each subregion.

Tags
land use plant communities plants

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Range plant communities and range health assessment guidelines for the Central Parkland Subregion of Alberta

Alternative Title

Central parkland range plant community guide : second approximation

Extent

222 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Contributor

Kupsch, Tennille

Contributor

France, Kevin

Contributor

Loonen, harry

Contributor

Burkinshaw, Angela

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-01-01

Date Added

2016-04-04T17:27:44.253798

Date Modified

2013-01-01

Date Issued

2013-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460102510

ISBN (print)

9781460102503

Local Identifier

T/265

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks