Category: Ecological Research
Title: Old-Growth Descriptions for the Major Forest Cover Types in the Rocky Mountain Region
Author: Mehl, M.S.
Subject: Old-growth, Rocky Mountains
Abstract: Old-growth descriptions have been developed for each of the major forest cover types in the Rocky Mountain Region of the Forest Service. Included with each description is aminimum list of tree and stand variables that characterize old growth. Additional attributes are listed that affect the quality of old growth. These descriptions will be used to locate, map, and inventory old-growth forests for forest planning.