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Growth characteristics of pinyon-juniper stands in the western Great Basin

Richard O. Meeuwig

Growth characteristics of pinyon-juniper stands in the western Great Basin

by Richard O. Meeuwig

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Published by Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Ogden, Utah .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forests and forestry -- Great Basin.,
  • Trees -- Great Basin -- Growth.,
  • Pinyon pine -- Great Basin -- Growth.,
  • Juniper -- Great Basin -- Growth.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementR.O. Meeuwig.
    SeriesUSDA Forest Service research paper INT -- 238.
    ContributionsIntermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22 p. :
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16023084M

    Knowledge of the seed and seedling ecology of the piñon and juniper woodlands of western North America is essential for understanding both the northward migration and expansion of the woodlands during the Holocene (Cited by: Over the past century, pinyon-juniper woodland in the Great Basin has expanded at a rapid rate into sagebrush and other types of vegetation. Pinyon-juniper expansion threatens rangeland lifestyle and economy by reducing forage base and increasing the risk of stand-replacing, catastrophic wildfire. In addition, the resulting alterations to landscape habitat mosaics threaten sagebrush .

    This is taking place all over the western United States. Using deceptive language, outdated research, and deeply flawed computer models, thousands of square miles of Pinyon Pine and Juniper have been destroyed. Much harm has already been done, and more is . Singleleaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla) dominates much of Nevada's pinyon-juniper woodlands and was Nevada's state tree until it was replaced by the Great Basin bristlecone pine, which is not as widely represented geographically nor as important with respect to prehistoric and historic human leaf pinyon is found in association with Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) over much of .

    Pinyon-juniper woodlands throughout the western U.S. have expanded rapidly following European settlement during the late 19th century. In central and eastern Oregon, western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis Hook.) encroachment has been previously documented in the sagebrush steppe and upper elevation aspen by: 1. Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin After two months of struggling to write anything coherent about pinyon-juniper forests, I was on the verge of giving up. Members of the group I am campaigning with to stop pinyon-juniper deforestation began brainstorming about applying for grants to support the campaign. Many of the grants they [ ].


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Growth characteristics of pinyon-juniper stands in the western Great Basin by Richard O. Meeuwig Download PDF EPUB FB2

Growth characteristics of pinyon-juniper stands in the western Great Basin. Ogden, Utah: Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource.

Growth characteristics of pinyon-juniper stands in the western Great Basin. Ogden, Utah: Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource.

This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Classification of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands of the Great Basin Neil E. West Robin J. Tausch Paul T. Tueller Introduction Pinyon-juniper woodlands occupy about 18 percent ( million ha, million acres) of the land area of the Great Basin (Tueller and others ).

The asso- ciated tree species are found over a wide range ofCited by: Ecology of Piñon-Juniper Vegetation in the Southwest and Great Basin Pieper grama was not present next to the bole of the tree, but contributed % basal cover in the canopy zone and % in the open space.

Similar patterns were noted by Armentrout and Pieper () in New by: 1. Following establishment, pinyons and junipers proceed through sapling to mature stages. Pinyon-juniper is a climax vegetation type (Larson ). As such, most stands become multiple-aged through time. Pinyon-juniper habitats are expanding into savannah, grassland, and shrub steppe areas in the intermountain west (West et al.

pinyon-juniper plots. Study Area Stands of pinyon-juniper and true mountain mahogany were studied, in the Uintah Basin along the southern foodhills of the Uinta Mountains, north and east of Duchesne. In this region extensive forests of pinyon-juniper occupy areas where hook-cliff type topogra- phy by: 8.

Location The central Great Basin in the state of Nevada, USA. Methods We used a series of Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite images fromand to map change in pinyon–juniper woodlands (Pinus monophylla, Juniperus spp.) in the montane central Great Basin of Nevada.

Pinyon-juniper woodlands in the Kawich Range, Nevada. Basin and Range watch opposes any false “Ecological Restoration” plan that proposes to remove old growth, native pinyon-juniper forest.

To imply that this would be better for the sage grouse or local ecology actually overlooks the impacts such an alteration would have on native ecosystems. Request PDF | Community Characteristics of Old-Growth Western Juniper Woodlands | While considerable attention has been given to the areal expansion of juniper (Juniperus sp.) in the western.

Growth characteristics of pinyon-juniper stands in the western Great Basin / View Metadata By: Meeuwig, Richard O.

- Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah). Classification of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands of the Great Basin. Neil E. West Robin. Tausch PauiT. Tueller. Introduction _____ _ Pinyon-juniper woodlands occupy about 18 percent ( million ha, million acres) of the land area of the Great Basin (Tueller and others ).

The asso­ ciated tree species are found over a wide range of. Old-growth pinyon-juniper stands are found most often on xeric, rocky sites at higher elevations Young and Evans, ) and tree dominance is greatest.

Pinyon-juniper woodlands are remarkably varied, not only in the structure of stands and the species comprising them, but also in the ways they are classified.

Species Composition and Stand Structure Pinyon-juniper woodlands exhibit a wide variety of stand structures and compositions, which are influenced by local climate, topography, growing.

in the Great Basin pinyon-juniper woodlands (Blackburn and Tueller ) was based on plots obtained from a much smaller area. Their plots varied by less than 20% in total vegetal cover. As a result, their average cover values generally agree with visually determined successional or dominance classes.

million ha (Cole et al. ), and single-needle pinyon (Pinus monophylla Torr. & Fre´m.) in the Great Basin (mostly Nevada), where it is found over about 7 million ha (Tueller et al. ) usually in association with Utah juniper (Junipe-rus osteosperma (Torr.) Little).

In many areas of the Great Basin hydrographic region (as defined byCited by: 8. The Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodland ecosystem is restricted to the northern end of the study area, where it ranges from at Four Mile Ranch to feet near French Gap.

The ecosystem as mapped in the Galiuros is distinguished by a pinyon pine that is a close-relative of the single-needle pinyon of the Great Basin.

Pinyon-juniper forests are being wantonly killed as weeds while their inherent ecological value is summarily ignored. These forests store carbon dioxide, dampen climate change, provide crucial wildlife habitat, protect watersheds, and have helped humans survive in the Great Basin for millennia.

Moisture availability and temperature are important factors influencing the expansion and decline of pinyon-juniper woodlands. Surges of pinyon pine and juniper seedling recruitment and growth generally correspond with periods of wet climatic conditions, creating. Location and Distribution.

Pinyon-juniper (Pinus spp.-Juniperus spp.) communities occupy areas in 10 states of the Great Basin (to 42°N), the Colorado Plateau, the Rocky Mountains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts (Figure 1).It extends southward to the states of Jalisco and Puebla in Mexico (to 18°N).

Pinyon and juniper trees grow together and tolerate a broad range of environmental. Twenty-one areas in pinyon (Pinus monophylla)-juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) woodlands burned by wildfire from approximately 1 to 60 years prior to sampling and adjacent unburned mature woodland stands were studied in Nevada and California to determine successional patterns and individual species responses to burning and to changing plant communities through time.Nevada’s mining boom began with the Comstock, a great lode of silver at the western edge of the Great Basin, a few miles from the foot of the Sierra Nevada.

When mining began inthe mountains for miles around Virginia City were covered with piñon .Ecological characteristics of pinyon-juniper woodlands on the Colorado Plateau: a literature survey [Zarn, Mark.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Ecological characteristics of pinyon-juniper woodlands on the Colorado Plateau: a literature surveyAuthor: Mark. Zarn.