Successional status of subalpine fir in the Cascade Range

by Jerry F. Franklin

Publisher: Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Portland, Or

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Abies lasiocarpa,
  • Fir -- Cascade Range,
  • Forests and forestry -- Cascade Range

Edition Notes

Other titlesSubalpine fir in the Cascade Range.
StatementJerry F. Franklin and Russel G. Mitchell.
SeriesResearch paper PNW -- 46., Research paper PNW -- 46.
ContributionsMitchell, R. G., Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.)
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17616235M
OCLC/WorldCa6268738

Successional status of subalpine fir in the Cascade Range. Forests and forestry Cascade Range; Fir Cascade Range; Abies lasiocarpa.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the. Virginia Tech Dendrology is THE source for tree identification. Virginia Tech Dendrology. subalpine fir Pinaceae Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt. symbol: ABLA Additional Range Information: Abies lasiocarpa is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. Subalpine Conifer (SCN) Engelmann Spruce, Subalpine Fir, Mountain Hemlock Vegetation Structure-- Typical SCN habitats are open forests with needle-leaved evergreen trees of low to medium stature. Stand density and tree height are typically greater at lower limits of its elevational range (Küchler ). Montane and Subalpine Forest is capable of growing over a broad range of environmental conditions including high soil temperatures, low air temperatures, and water- Successional pathways for spruce-fir forests depend on the nature and intensity of disturbances, prior species composition, and site.

Elevational ranges for the following western states are presented below [6,12]: from 3, to 8, feet (1,, m) in MT 5, to 7, feet (1,, m) in Eagle Cap Wilderness, OR SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Sitka alder is generally considered a pioneer or early seral species, capable of colonizing disturbed or sterile soils and often. On such forests in the Northern Cascades Douglas-fir is frequently a member of climax forest vegetation dominated or becoming dominated by such conifers as Engelmann spruce, Pacific silver or Cascades fir, subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa), mountain hemlock or various combinations of these species. Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure. Reasons: Oplopanax horridus occurs from southern Oregon north through western Canada into Alaska. It also occurs disjunctly in Michigan and Ontario. It is relatively more abundant in the northern portion of its range, is considered a wetland habitat indicator, and grows in old growth riparian. Summary: Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir forests comprise a substantial part of the subalpine forests of the Cascades and Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia east into Alberta, and south into New Mexico and the Intermountain walkingshops.com also occur on mountain "islands" of north-central Montana. They are the matrix forests of the subalpine zone, with elevations ranging from .

Montane and Subalpine Forests and Alpine Zones By Cynthia P. Melcher, Kirk R. Sherrill, and Natasha B. Carr Area of montane and subalpine forests and alpine zones as a function patch size for baseline but the pines and subalpine fir typically occur on granitic, glacial, or volcanic soils (Knight, ). cover data, the extent and conservation status of true subalpine forest is less Conservation status Base image: National Agriculture Imagery Program. well known. The goal of this project is to proactively assess the ecological value of the numerous distinct areas of . INVASION OF SUBALPINE MEADOWS BY TREES IN THE CASCADE RANGE, WASHINGTON AND OREGON JERRY F. FRANKLIN, WILLIAM H. MOIR, GEORGE W. DOUGLAS, AND CURT WIBERG* ABSTRACT In the forest-tundra ecotone region of the Wash- ington and Oregon Cascades, massive invasion into subalpine meadows by a variety of tree species,Cited by: Abies lasiocarpa, also known as Subalpine Fir, is a coniferous tree native to the Pacific Northwest, where it thrives in full sun and dry soil conditions.

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Get this from a library. Successional status of subalpine fir in the Cascade Range. [Jerry F Franklin; R G Mitchell; Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.)].

Title. Successional status of subalpine fir in the Cascade Range / Related Titles. Related/Analytical: Subalpine fir. Series: USDA Forest Service research paper PNW ; 46 By.

Franklin, Jerry F. Mitchell, R. Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.) Genre. Aug 28,  · Successional status of subalpine fir in the Cascade Range by Franklin, Jerry F.

cn; Topics Forests and forestry Cascade Range, Fir Cascade Range, Abies lasiocarpa Publisher Portland, Or.: Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture This book is available with additional data at Biodiversity Heritage. There are two to three taxa in subalpine fir, treated very differently by different authors: The Coast Range subalpine fir Abies lasiocarpa in the narrow sense, is the typical form of the species, occurring in the Pacific Coast Ranges, the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Range from southeast Alaska (Panhandle Successional status of subalpine fir in the Cascade Range book south to walkingshops.com: Tracheophytes.

SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Grand fir occurs in the overstory of both seral and late-successional forests [9,71,91,47,52,83,87]. It is climax throughout the grand fir series and is a major seral species in some western redcedar, western hemlock, subalpine fir, and Pacific silver fir habitat types.

GENERAL DISTRIBUTION: Subalpine fir is the mostly widely distributed fir in North America, spanning more than 32 degrees of latitude [].It occurs chiefly in mountainous areas from the Yukon interior near treeline and along the coast of southeastern Alaska south through western Alberta and British Columbia to southern Colorado and scattered mountain ranges of Arizona and New Mexico [54,75].

MONITORING INITIAL PLANT SUCCESSION FOLLOWING FIRE IN A SUBALPINE SPRUCE-FIR FOREST range of successional vegetation development was projected based on initial postfire variability.

A conceptual model was developed subalpine fir, and lodgepole pine (minimum 20% basal area of each species) and each plot was located on. Successional status of subalpine fir in the Cascade Range / (Portland, Or.: Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, ), by Jerry F. Franklin, R. Mitchell, and Or.) Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland (page images at HathiTrust). Montane and subalpine coniferous forests and other vege- tation of the Sierra Nevada comprise one of the largest and most economically important sets of ecosystems in Califor.

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Steen Read. Read. The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California. It includes both non-volcanic mountains, such as the North Cascades, and the Elevation: 14, ft (4, m).

POSTFIRE SUCCESSION AND DISTURBANCE INTERACTIONS ON AN INTERMOUNTAIN SUBALPINE SPRUCE-FIR FOREST Michael J. Jenkins, Christopher A.

Dicus', and Elizabeth G. Hebertson Department of Forest Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT ABSTRACT Four general postfire successional pathways leading to a climax Engelmann spruce (Picea. A forest cover type classification was developed for the North Cascades National Park Service Complex in north central Washington, U.S.A., based on reconnaissance-level plots.

Franklin, J. and J. Hoffman. () Two tests of white pine, true fir, and Douglas-fir seedspotting in the Cascade Range. USDA Forest Service Research Notes PNW Portland, OR.

11 p. Franklin, J. and K. Krueger. () Germination of true fir and mountain hemlock seed on snow. Journal of. Upslope, each of these zones yields to subalpine forests of mountain hemlock, Pacific silver fir, and subalpine fir before passing into rocky alpine zones above the timberline.

Downslope on the drier eastern flank, the Cascade Range vegetation is characterized by a forest zone of chiefly ponderosa pine (fig. The Work of Rivers. Define Coast Range Subalpine Fir. Coast Range Subalpine Fir synonyms, Coast Range Subalpine Fir pronunciation, Coast Range Subalpine Fir translation, English dictionary definition of Coast Range Subalpine Fir.

Noun 1. subalpine fir - medium-tall timber tree of the Rocky Mountains having a narrowly conic to columnar crown Abies lasiocarpa. Alpine fir, balsam fir, white balsam, white fir, western balsam fir, cork bark fir Uses The wood is white, soft, brittle, and quick to decay, used for rough construction and boxes, doors, frames, poles, and fuel.

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Successional status of subalpine fir in the Cascade Range. Forests and forestry Cascade Range; Fir Cascade Range; Abies lasiocarpa. the Mount Rainier area, although it does initiate meadow invasion elsewhere."' 11 As the small patches of seedlings develop, they exert an ever-increas- ing influence on the microclimate — the blackbody.

Subalpine Fir Forest Fir - Heart-leaved Birch Subalpine Forest State Rank S3 Community Description Balsam fir, or mixtures of fir and heart-leaved birch, form a dense canopy of somewhat stunted trees.

Patches of heart-leaved birch and mountain ash are common where wind, fire, or landslides have created openings, along with a. Grand fir has a split distribution. Along the Pacific Coast it occurs from southern British Columbia south to Sonoma County, California, and east to the Cascade Range of central Oregon.

In the continental interior it occurs from the Okanagan and Kootenay lakes region of British Columbia south to eastern Oregon, central Idaho, and west of the. Some morphological intermediates of Pacific silver fir and subalpine fir have been described, but these proved not to be hybrids (36).

The only known cultivated variety of Pacific silver fir is Abies amabilis var. compacta, a dwarf form that has current branches 2 to 3 cm ( to in) long.

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POSTFIRE SUCCESSION AND DISTURBANCE INTERACTIONS ON AN INTERMOUNTAIN SUBALPINE SPRUCE-FIR FOREST Michael J. Jenkins, Christopher A. Dicus l, and Elizabeth G. Hebertson. Department of Forest Resources, Utah State University, Logan. UT ABSTRACT. Four general postfire successional pathways leading to a climax Engelmann spruce.

Fire-related landform associations of remnant old-growth trees in the southern Washington Cascade Range William S. Keeton and Jerry F. Franklin Abstract: The spatial distribution of biological legacies left by natural disturbances is an important source of variabil- ity in forest development.

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The subalpine zone is the zone of plants just below tree line around the world. Species that occur in the zone vary according to where they are on the Earth. For example, Snow Gum in Australia, or Subalpine Larch, Mountain Hemlock and Subalpine Fir in western North America. Trees in the subalpine zone often become crooked, stunted and twisted in form.

At treeline, tree seedlings may germinate. vations range from less than 1, feet along the Clearwater river valley to over 11, feet in the Sawtooth Range of southern Idaho.

The mixed conifer forests in the Panhandle area can be moist, and species found on the Pacific Coast spruce, and subalpine fir occur. A Diverse State The Salmon River Valley generally divides the moister.

Details on Status Ranking and Review Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) Conservation Status Review Review Date = 05/24/ Score 0 - Large: Generally >, individuals. Range Extent. Score 0 - Widespread species within Montana (occurs in 5% or more of the state or generally occurring in 6 or more sub-basins.) as well as outside of Montana.

Skiing the Cascade Volcanoes: A Guide to Ski & Snowboard Mountaineering on 28 Majestic Volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest. Detailed online guidebook to 28 skiable volcanoes in the Cascade Range of Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia, with photos, route descriptions, topo maps, and other information.

This is a section of Amar Andalkar's Ski Mountaineering and Climbing Site. Ecology, Silviculture, and Management of the Engelmann Spruce - Subalpine Fir Type in the degree subalpine fir, the changing priorities resulting from the Figure Id·growth spruce-fir forests, Fraser Experimental Forest, CO.

tegrate different uses and successional trends and stability of.The spruce-fir forest is the highest, most continuous forest - present from 9, feet to treeline, but most abundant between 10, and 11, feet, the subalpine life zone.

Some of the largest and oldest trees in the Indian Peaks region are found in the spruce-fir forest.INVASION OF SUBALPINE MEADOWS BY TREES IN THE CASCADE RANGE, WASHINGTON AND OREGON JERRY F. FRANKLIN, WILLIAM H. MOIR, GEORGE W. DOUGLAS, AND CURT WIBERG ABSTRACT In the forest-tundra ecotone region of the Wash-ington and Oregon Cascades, massive invasion into subalpine meadows by a variety of tree species.