Title: Grass Mountain Research Natural Area: guidebook supplement 32.
Author: Schuller, Reid; Exeter, Ronald L.
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-732. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 29 p
Description: This guidebook describes the Grass Mountain Research Natural Area, a 377-ha (931-ac) tract in the Oregon Coast Range. The area supports a grass bald complex surrounded by stands dominated by noble fir (Abies procera) and/or Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in the overstory, and western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) in the understory. The area also contains a small rock garden plant community along high-elevation ridges, and young Douglas-fir forest that originated from a wildfire. Headwaters of high-elevation, Oregon Coast Range streams are surrounded by noble fir forest and add to the site diversity.
Keywords: Research natural area, grass bald, grass meadow, rock garden community, noble fir forest, Douglas-fir forest, Oregon Coast Range, grass meadow invasion, high elevation stream headwaters
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Schuller, Reid; Exeter, Ronald L. 2007. Grass Mountain Research Natural Area: guidebook supplement 32. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-732. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 29 p
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