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Title: Bunchgrass plant communities of the Blue and Ochoco Mountains: a guide for managers.

Author: Johnson, Charles Grier Jr.; Swanson, David K.

Date: 2005

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-641. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 119 p

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: A classification of bunchgrass vegetation is presented for the Malheur, Ochoco, Umatilla, and part of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. It includes grassland vegetation as well as shrubland and forest land where the herbaceous layer is dominated by bunchgrasses. It is based on potential vegetation, with the plant association as the basic unit. Diagnostic keys and descriptions are presented for each type. Descriptions include information about plant species occurrence, environment and soils, states and transitions, forage productivity, management considerations, and relationships to other classifications.

Keywords: Blue Mountains, Ochoco Mountains, plant association, plant ecology, range management, steppe

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Johnson, Charles Grier, Jr.; Swanson, David K. 2005. Bunchgrass plant communities of the Blue and Ochoco Mountains: a guide for managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-641. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 119 p

 


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