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Reconnaissance of vegetation and soils along the Dempster Highway, Yukon Territory: II. Soil properties as related to revegetation. 1982. Stanek, W. Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Pacific Forest Research Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-236.

Year: 1982

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 2207

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

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Abstract

This report complements the reconnaissance of vegetation (Stanek et a/. 1981) along 450 km of the Dempster Highway from North Fork Pass in the Ogilvie Mountains, Yukon Territory, to the Peel River, Northwest Territories.

The pH and content of major nutrient elements (N, P, K, Ca, and Mg) were determined on soil samples collected from 100 plots along the Dempster Highway in the Yukon Territory. Information was obtained on depth to permafrost in September, generic soil types, thickness of the organic horizons, and slope.

The survey indicated that mainly Static and Turbic Cryosols, intermixed with Regosols and sporadic Brunisols, occur in this area. The mapping at a scale of 1:250,000 utilized three major groups of soils according to the pH of their organic layers.

The report contains data on some soil properties as related to vegetation and is aimed primarily at providing information for revegetation projects and ecological inventories.