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Title

Initial response of bitterbrush to disturbance by logging and slash disposal in a lodgepole pine forest
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Paul J. Edgerton ; B. R. McConnell ; J. G. Smith
Publication Year: 1975

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • age classes
  • biomass
  • cover
  • disturbance
  • forage
  • forest management
  • human caused fires
  • logging
  • national forests
  • Odocoileus hemionus
  • Oregon
  • pine forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • plant growth
  • plant nutrients
  • population density
  • post fire recovery
  • Purshia tridentata
  • range management
  • rangelands
  • seedlings
  • shrubs
  • slash
  • soils
  • understory vegetation
  • wildlife food plants
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 33617
Tall Timbers Record Number: 7783
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

The impact of logging and slash disposal on the bitterbrush understory in a lodgepole pine forest on easily disturbed pumice soils in central Oregon was evaluated. Soils were moderately to heavily distrubed on 75% of the area, and bitterbrush crown cover was reduced by 71%. Most of the damage resulted from slash disposal. Despite extensive damage, shrubs quickly responded to more favorable growing conditions in the postlogging environment. Current twig growth doubled, and large numbers of seedlings were established on disturbed soils. © Society for Range Management. Abstract reproduced by permission.

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Citation:
Edgerton, P. J., B. R. McConnell, and J. G. Smith. 1975. Initial response of bitterbrush to disturbance by logging and slash disposal in a lodgepole pine forest. Journal of Range Management, v. 28, no. 2, p. 112-114.