Soil-vegetation relationships of a bitter-brush-sagebrush association in northwestern Colorado
Site evaluation is becoming increasingly important as management of forest and rangelands intensifies. Soil-vegetation studies may help to provide a basis for site prediction on disturbed areas, or areas considered for type conversion. In this study soil properties were compared with native vegetation responses in a bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata), sagebrush (Artemisia ~•) association on a single parent material. The effort was directed toward isolating those soil characteristics which are most valuable as indicators of potential vegetation production. Detailed soil and vegetation data were ...
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