Canadian Forest Service Publications
Field guide to forest ecosystems of west-central Alberta (binder). 1986. Corns, I.G.W.; Annas, R.M. Canadian Forestry Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta.
Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 11035
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A forest-ecosystem classification for a west-central Alberta study area was designed using vegetation, soil, and forest productivity information to describe 30 ecosystem associations. Management interpretations were made for harvest season and method; site preparation intensity; soil compaction, puddling, and erosion; reforestation species, method, and limitations; frost heave, type and severity of vegetational competition; windthrow; snowshoe hare damage; and potential site productivity in site index and mean annual increment. Color photos and drawings are presented for 80 common forest plants.