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Vegetation and soil condition changes on a subalpine grassland in Eastern Oregon

Gerald S. Strickler

Vegetation and soil condition changes on a subalpine grassland in Eastern Oregon

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Published by Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station in Portland, Or .
Written in English

  • Grazing -- Environmental aspects -- Oregon -- Wallowa Mountains.,
  • Soil erosion -- Oregon -- Wallowa Mountains.,
  • Range plants -- Effect of grazing on -- Oregon -- Wallowa Mountains.,
  • Soil management -- Oregon -- Wallowa Mountains.,
  • Range management -- Oregon -- Wallowa Mountains.,
  • Rangelands -- Oregon -- Wallowa Mountains.

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    Statementby Gerald S. Strickler.
    SeriesUSDA Forest Service research paper PNW ; 40, Research paper (Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.)) -- no. 40.
    ContributionsPacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, Or.), United States. Forest Service.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination39 p. :
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16084561M

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Vegetation and soil condition changes on a subalpine grassland in Eastern Oregon by Gerald S. Strickler Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the late O's, a subalpine grassland in the green fescue type in the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon was known to be in very poor condition. This grassland, located in the headwaters of the Imnaha River and locally known as Tenderfoot Basin, had been subjected to mismanaged sheep grazing for many years.

VEGETATION & SOIL CONDITION CHANGES ON A SUBALPINE GRASSLAND IN EASTERN OREGON [Strickler, G.S.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. VEGETATION & SOIL CONDITION CHANGES ON A SUBALPINE GRASSLAND IN EASTERN OREGONAuthor: G.S. Strickler. Subalpine lands in eastern Oregon are a resource vitally important to local economy.

In good condition, their well-watered, extensive grass- lands provide an abundance of nutritious forage for many livestock, deer, and elk at a time when lower ranges are dry and forage is not succulent.

Although dominant species vary across Oregon, perennial bunchgrasses and forbs dominate native grasslands. In some areas, grasslands are similar to wet prairies and wet meadows in structure and share some of the same prairie-associated plants and animals (wet prairies and wet meadows are included within the Wetlands Strategy Habitat).

In all but the shallowest rocky soils, grasslands are maintained through disturbances, such as periodic fire, soil upheaval.

Twentieth-century vegetation changes in Oregon that may be the result of changing climate include earlier flowering dates for some plant species and increased tree mortality in some old-growth forest. Ammonium and nitrate, both forms of plant available nitrogen, were measured by incubation and extraction with KCl.

Ten grams of field moist soils were placed in glass jars with deionized water and incubated for three weeks at 30° C. 2M KCl was added to each jar and processed on a table shaker for about 30 minutes. Trees of Oregon’s forests. Traveling across the state, you soon discover that Oregon is home to a wide range of trees.

There are 30 native coniferous species and 37 native species of broadleaf trees. Oregon varies greatly in terms of elevation, temperature, wind, rainfall and soil composition. Subalpine vegetation occurs predominantly in mountains of the temperate and subtropical belts, for example, the Alps, Carpathians, Caucasus, western Tien-Shan, and Himalayas, where precipitation is high and or less evenly distributed throughout the year.

Conditions favorable for subalpine vegetation include a heavy snow cover. The forests of eastern Oregon and Washington have experienced dramatic changes in the past 50 years (Henjum et al.DellaSala et Vegetation and soil condition changes on a subalpine grassland in Eastern Oregon book.).

Of particular concern is the loss of old growth forest types such as low-elevation ponderosa pine, western larch (Larix occidentalis), and Douglas-fir Vegetation and soil condition changes on a subalpine grassland in Eastern Oregon book et al. Thimbleberry is one of those plants that contribute to the overall 'feel' of Vegetation and soil condition changes on a subalpine grassland in Eastern Oregon book woodlands.

Big maple-like leaves are soft and downy, inviting to touch. Good soil-binding characteristic adds to its value for erosion control or disturbed sites. The large soft berries are eaten by. Earth hummocks are small Vegetation and soil condition changes on a subalpine grassland in Eastern Oregon book mounds, covered by grass, closely spaced in grassland or wetlands.

Hummock microtopography establishes specific microclimatic conditions, with small-scale variations in soil thermal properties and water regimes, which influence biogeochemical by: 4.

grass and weeds increase, and soil erosion becomes conspicuous. Many subalpine ranges are now in this condition and need to be improved. Where one or more plants of green fescue and subalpine needlegrass remain per square yard, the range will recover if protected or lightly used.

Seeding is usually necessary on subalpine range having few desirableCited by: 2. Highlights Vegetation cover changes altered the runoff generation regimes in permafrost region.

Vegetation cover changes had reciprocal effects on runoff ratio in alpine swamp and meadow. The alpine meadow canopy had a higher interception ratio and saturation than alpine swamp. Changes of alpine grassland cover altered surface dew water amounts and its composition.

The changes of the soil Cited by:   Our results suggest that the stronger intraseasonal changes of grassland vegetation are present, the more sensitive the OMR trend responds to the intraseasonal vegetation cover changes. In August and September, the OMR of temperate meadow showed a weak cooling by: A.

Saatkamp, F. Henry and T. Dutoit, Vegetation and soil seed bank in a year grazing exclusion chronosequence in a Mediterranean dry grassland, Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology, /, (), ().Cited by: Good growth conditions prevail on the young soil of the avalanche debris and the altitude is moderate only so that, following avalanches, a complete cover is soon restored.

The association is seral, tending always to return to forest, subalpine scrub, or snow-grass dominated grassland. In contrast to the drier mountains on the eastern side of. exclusively tropical biome, and the terms tropical grasslands and savannas are often used interchangeably.

Figure 1. Natural grasslands and savannas of the world 2. Evolution Grasslands evolved during the Cenozoic Era ( million years ago to the present), in the course of a period of cooling and drying of the global climate.

During this era, theFile Size: KB. The vegetation in a high alpine site of the European Alps experienced changes in area between and as a result of climate change.

Shrubs showed rapid expansion rates of % per decade at altitudes between m and m. This study compared the effects of experimentally applied mountain biking and hiking on the understory vegetation and soil of a deciduous forest.

protocol in a subalpine grassland in the. Grasslands occur under a broad range of climatic conditions, though water is generally limiting for some part of the year in most grasslands. Many grasslands experience periodic droughts and a dormant season based on seasonal dry or cold conditions. Grasslands are sensitive to climate variability and climate changes.

Sagebrush habitats in eastern Oregon are both extensive and diverse, ranging from low-elevation valleys to high mountain areas and from grassland-like shrub-steppe to relatively dense shrublands.

In addition, there are many species and subspecies of sagebrush, which are associated with different grasses and herbaceous plants, depending on site. seasonal change that occurs. Rummell and Holscher () provided a guide for seeding summer range areas of eastern Oregon and Washington.

The authors identified 6 million hectares of forested range,hec-tares of grasslands,hectares of mountain meadows, andhectares of subalpine grassland in the two-statearea termed "summer. Alpine grasslands in Somola Alto (ES) in the Western Pyrenees, Spain. Sheep have grazed these grasslands for centuries.

Photo: R. García-González. Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands occur above the timberline on base-rich soils in the high mountains of Europe. Harsh climatic conditions (i.e., low temperatures,File Size: KB. Little information exists about vegetation change over time in the grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands of southwest Oregon.

Multi-aged oak stands, encroachment of shade-tolerant conifers into non-conifer vegetation, reduced reproduction by pine, and the loss of meadows support the generally accepted belief that fire suppression has negatively. Title: Natural vegetation of Oregon and Washington: Authors: Franklin, Jerry F.; Dyrness, C.

T.; Keywords: Plant ecology; Plant communities; Issue Date: vegetation and soil of a subalpine grassland in central Utah protected from livestock grazing for 31 years. Ellison and Aldous () reported the results of the first 9 years of the study. Methods The study site was located at an elevation of abCited by:   of studies on subalpine grassland areas in eastern Oregon in and are summarized as a basis for judging the condition and use of such range.

Two important range types found on subalpine grasslands in eastern Oregon and Washington were involved-the green fescue type and the needlegrass-weed : H.

Knight. Savanna - Savanna - Environment: In general, savannas grow in tropical regions 8° to 20° from the Equator. Conditions are warm to hot in all seasons, but significant rainfall occurs for only a few months each year—about October to March in the Southern Hemisphere and April to September in the Northern Hemisphere.

Mean annual precipitation is generally 80 to cm (31 to 59 inches. Oregon grape plants are colorful western shrubs with year round appeal and chances are there’s a species that will fit into your Pacific Northwest after Bernard McMahon, an Irish-born American nurseryman, the genus Mahonia is a member of the barberry family (Berberidaceae).

But you may also see Oregon grape classified as Berberis, indicative of the extensive debate among.

The Western Juniper, Juniperus occidentalis, is particularly well suited to the conditions here. There is disagreement about how the Grassland managers are selectively clearing/removing these trees. I’m no expert, but advocates claim that, due to our intervention, particularly our strict control of wild fires, the Juniper forest is spreading and dominating in ways that it did not before.


1 University of Liege, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Laboratory of. Summary: This Rocky Mountain ecological system typically occurs between and m elevation on flat to rolling plains and parks or on lower sideslopes that are dry, but it may extend up to m on warm resemble prairie soils in that the A-horizon is dark brown, relatively high in organic matter, slightly acidic, and usually well-drained.

semi natural sub-alpine grasslands of Budalen, central Norway. Biological Conservation 87(3), Effects of alpine and subalpine vegetation on soil development, Mount Baker, Washington.

Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Washington, Seattle. concern in eastern Oregon and Washington. Northwest Scie Burns,SF ( Eastern Oregon. Inputs were canopy bulk density (kg/m 3), height to live crown (ft), total stand and response of animal communities to changes in vegetation are needed.

A recent report by Johnson and others (), published as RMRS-GTR, examined these factors. understory plants, soil conditions, habitat heterogeneity, and the like. For the purposes of this report, “eastside” and “eastern Oregon” both mean all of Oregon east of the crest of the Cascade Range.

This also encompasses the region GEOLOGY AND ECOLOGY commonly known as central Oregon. Figure 1. The topography, climate and geology of eastern Oregon create a diverse mosaic of forest types. and early-day studies of forage plants, jng both the soil and the forage, in relation reseeding, and grazing brought together to its potential state and the best practicable helpful facts on the nature and extent of the management.

The inclusion of information resource. National-forest range-manage- on range condition in utilization standards. A few subalpine forest types (e.g. white-bark pine) experience more frequent fire (Smith and Fisher ) but are very limited in distribution (less than 18% of the sub-alpine forests in the northern Rockies).

Historic fire-return intervals in subalpine forests range from 50 to years (ArnoSmith and FisherAgeeAgee ).

soil temperatures will occur in August, September, February, and March, and will range from to °C, while air temperature is predicted to change from to °C between and Th e model can be used to predict the average daily soil temperature in the Baltimore area for sites with similar hydrologic and soil conditions, i.e.

Grassland, shrubland, and woodland vegetation types are a major component of the landscape in the Applegate Valley of southwest Oregon. However, there is a paucity of data for this vegetation as a whole and especially for chaparral (HostenFranklin and Dyrness ).

Southwest Oregon’s plant assemblages include species from northern. The highest vegetation zone on Steens, above approximately 2, m, has been referred to as either subalpine grassland (Mairs) or true alpine tundra (Collins ). Like that of other Great Basin ranges (Major and Taylor ), the alpine vegetation of.

Verónica Etchebarne and Pdf Brazeiro, Effects of livestock exclusion in forests of Uruguay: Soil condition and tree regeneration, Forest Ecology and Management, /,(), ().Cited by: tors in recovery ofthis subalpine range after destructive grazing, Differences in regression coefficients and lower rwval­ ues among species within grass and forb groups, than for the groups themselves, to soil variables is a reflection of species individuality, This indicated a needto examine soil/vegetation relationships at the species level.Alpine vegetation is simulated to decrease throughout ebook study ebook, in agreement with other future vegetation change studies for this region (e.g., [52,64]).

One of the largest vegetation changes identified in our study is the simulated expansion of woodland and forest into arid grassland and shrubland under projected future climate by: