Canadian Forest Service Publications

Field Guide to Ecosites of West-central Alberta: Supplement for Managed Forest Stands up to 40 Years of Age (first approximation). 2005. Corns, I.G.W.; Downing, D.J.; Little, T.I. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. Special Report 15. 140 p.

Year: 2005

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 25327

Language: English

Series: Special Report - Field Guide (NoFC - Edmonton)

Availability: PDF (download)

Mark record


This report augments the classification system presented in the Field guide to ecosites of west-central Alberta. Summaries of vegetation and site data are provided for up to four age classes (5, 10, 20–35, and 35+ years) for seven ecosites in the Lower Foothills Natural Subregion, six ecosites in the Upper Foothills Natural Subregion, and two ecosites in the Subalpine Natural Subregion. Classification keys are included to assist in the identification of ecosites and age classes. Successional and growth trends are presented in tabular and graphic formats. Biodiversity measures comparing diversity within and between subregions are presented. Forest health data are also presented for selected ecosites and age classes in the Lower and Upper Foothills Natural Subregions. Because of field data limitations, not all ecosites are represented, and within each ecosite, not all age classes are represented.

Also available under the title:
Guide de Terrain des Écosites du Centre-ouest de L'Alberta : Supplément pour les peuplements forestiers aménagés âgés 5 à 40 ans (première approximation). (French)