Category: Ecological Research
Title: Working Paper 02: Understory Plant Community Restoration in the Uinkaret Mountains, Arizona
Author: * Friederici, P.G.
Subject: Understory, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Grand Canyon
Abstract: The herbaceous plant community, consisting of shrubs, grasses, sedges, and forbs is a vital part of ponderosa pine forest ecosystems. Restoration treatments have tended to focus directly on tree patterns and reindtroduction of fire. Fore restoration to be successful, however, the natural diversity and productivity of the understory plant community must be regained, and invasive or exotic understory species must be removed or maintained at tolerable levels. This document offers preliminary recommendations for understory restoration based on monitoring and observation in the Uinkaret Mountains and other ponderosa pine restoration sites in northern Arizona.
Type: Working Papers
Source: ERI Working Papers
Identifier: Vol. 2, 8p.
Publisher: NAU Ecological Restoration Institute, http://www.eri.nau.edu