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Alpine and Subalpine Vegetation of the Wallowa, Seven Devils and Blue Mountains
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Alpine and Subalpine Vegetation of the Wallowa, Seven Devils and Blue Mountains

 
Alpine and Subalpine Vegetation of the Wallowa, Seven Devils and Blue Mountains

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Object Title: Alpine and Subalpine Vegetation of the Wallowa, Seven Devils and Blue Mountains

Manufacturer: Charles Grier Johnson Jr.

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Created/Edited: May 12, 2007 / May 12, 2007

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Product Description

This remarkable work is the compilation of years of ecological vegetation classification by Charles Johnson while employed by the U.S. Forest Service in eastern Oregon. It probably is of limited interest to most people who are not into such things, but it is worthwhile for anyone interested in the mountains treated because it’s probably the best summation of the vegetation, physiology, geology and climate of the area. It also discusses and properly defines the concepts of alpine and subalpine, which are often misunderstood.

Much of the book is a key to the various vegetation types and their management considerations. For each type the distribution, features, soils, vegetation composition, successional relationships, disturbance ecology and data tables are provided. There is an incredible amount of information here. Approximately 300 pages of the book is a picture book plant guide to common trees, shrubs, grasses, grasslike, and forbs that grow in the mountains of the area. Each species treatment includes a photograph, line drawing, scientific and common name, family name, range, habitat, look alikes, indicator values, physical description, interesting miscellaneous information and phenology. The only disappointment was that many alpine and subalpine species are not included, while several that occur at lower elevations do so the title is slightly misleading. Still this is a remarkable book with an unbelievable amount of information.

This book may not always be easy to locate. If not currently carried on Amazon or others, try contacting the Pacific Northwest Region Lab in Corvallis, Oregon or the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Supervisors office in Baker City, Oregon to order one.


Product Details

Paperback: 612 pages

Publisher: USDA - Forest Service (2004)

Language: English

ASIN: B000MZZ3OG

If ordering from the Forest Service, they may need this number:
R6-NR-ECOL-TP-03-04

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mrhVery Thorough

Voted 5/5

A complete treatment of the vegetation of these lesser known mountains. There is also extensive information of the physical attributes of these mountains that makes it a worthwhile book even for those not interested in the forests and plants.
Posted May 12, 2007 12:26 pm

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