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Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests

Hudson G. Reynolds

Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests

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Published by Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Fort Collins, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Deer -- Habitat -- Southwest, New,
  • Elk -- Habitat -- Southwest, New,
  • Cattle -- Habitat -- Southwest, New,
  • Aspen -- Southwest, New

  • Edition Notes

    Caption title.

    StatementHudson G. Reynolds.
    SeriesResearch note RM -- 138.
    ContributionsRocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination4 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17619807M
    OCLC/WorldCa32407122


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Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests by Hudson G. Reynolds Download PDF EPUB FB2

Recommended Citation. Reynolds, Hudson G. Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests. USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station Research Note RMCited by: Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests.

Fort Collins, Colo.: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (OCoLC) Topics: Browse plants, Deer, Deer habitat \u26 ecology, Ecology, animal, Elk Cervus, Grazing \u26 pasture cattle, Populus tremuloides forest types, Vegetation types Author: Hudson G.

Reynolds. Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests Hudson G. Reynolds Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Forest Sciences Commons Recommended Citation Reynolds, Hudson G.

Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests. Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests / By Hudson G. Reynolds and Colo.) Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins Abstract.

Deer live in a variety of biomes, ranging from tundra to the tropical often associated with forests, many deer are ecotone species that live in transitional areas between forests and thickets (for cover) and prairie and savanna (open space). The majority of large deer species inhabit temperate mixed deciduous forest, mountain mixed coniferous forest, tropical seasonal/dry.

Aspen regeneration and recruitment increased with winter precipitation, elevation and higher abundance of overstory aspen. Binned fecal count densities of elk, mule deer, and cattle showed strong inverse correlations with aspen height (elk: r 2 = ; deer: r 2 = ; cattle: r 2 = ) and aspen recruitment (elk: r 2 = ; deer: r 2 = ).

southwestern coniferous forests. Dept. Agric., For. Serv., Res. Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests. In Fennoscandian boreal forests, aspen. Reynolds HG () Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Research Note RM, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, CO Google Scholar. Influence of cattle stocking rate on the structural profile of deer hiding cover Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Wildlife Management 51(3) January with 24 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The optimal aspen height model included mule deer and cattle fecal counts, stand type and sampling year as fixed effects (r 2 = ) ().Suckering density was best accounted for by elevation, with no other fixed effect included in the optimal model (r 2 =p aspen browse percent included elk fecal counts, stand type, and sampling year (r 2 =p.

RM-RN Deer and elk use of a ponderosa pine forest in Arizona before and after timber harvest. RM-RN Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests.

RM-RN Incidence of sperm in emerging female mountain pine beetles: Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). This is a limited draw unit and it has more than it's fair share of large trophy bull elk. We offer guided hunts for these licenses in the La Garita Wilderness.

We pack in about eight miles to a comfortable camp in some of the best hunting in Colorado. Success is almost one hundred percent for trophy 5 and 6 point and up bull elk.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs.

CPW issues hunting and fishing licenses, conducts research to improve wildlife management activities, protects high priority wildlife. Aspen. See also what's at Wikipedia, your library, or elsewhere.

Broader term: Poplar; Narrower terms: Aspen as feed; European aspen; Populus tremuloides; Filed under: Aspen Quaking aspen: a study in applied forest pathology / (Washington: U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, ), by E. Meinecke (page images at HathiTrust) Mortality of aspen on the Gros Ventre elk winter range / (Ogden, Utah.

Aspen is an early successional species that is within many different forest forests are most often found in northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula and are dominated by trembling (quaking) aspen and big-toothed aspen, both of which are shade-intolerant, fast growing, and trees associated with the aspen community include white birch, balsam fir, pin cherry.

Mule Deer and Aspen Mule deer are an important species to the state of Idaho. Every year people enjoy mule deer through hunting them or watching them afield. Each y mule deer hunters enter the field to hunt this iconic western species. Unfortunately, mule deer are experiencing a population decline across the western United States, and Idaho is no exception to this.

This article is a part of the NASA DEVELOP’s Spring Article Session. For more articles like these, click here This study used remote sensing and distribution modeling techniques to map aspen cover in a remote mountain range in Southeast Wyoming to support elk and mule deer.

Reynolds, Hudson G. Aspen grove use by deer, elk, and cattle in southwestern coniferous forests. Vol. Vol. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture, On public land, GMU 12 is better early.

Areas for good hunting are GMU 23 in Hay Flats, Miller Creek southwest of Meeker and the Jensen and Oak Creek state Wildlife Areas. – GMU 24 is a popular and heavily hunted early elk area, but deer can be found on private land along the White River and in the Sleepy Cat and Sand Peak areas. This same part of the state also has the largest mule deer population in the United States.

Within the Middle Park area are the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Game Management Units (GMU) 18, 27, 28, 37, and where hunting is permitted.

All of these GMUs have good numbers of deer and elk. The world’s largest and possibly oldest living organism is Pando, a Quaking Aspen clone in Utah.

Karen Mock, Professor of Molecular Ecology at Utah State University tells host Steve Curwood that precise estimates about the age of Pando are not currently possible, but it may be many thousands of years old.

But according to Paul Rogers of the Western Aspen Alliance, over grazing from deer and. The aspen forest, in general, has a higher carrying capacity for deer than other forest types.

When aspen is a prima-ry component of the forest, deer densities are known to range as high as 30 or more animals per square mile. If you’re like me, you thought this was because deer just love to browse on young aspen twigs.

Grazing of aspen sprouts, especially by cattle and elk, is a growing concern in the maintenance of aspen stands. Wild and domestic ungulates use quaking aspen for summer shade. Seral quaking aspen communities provide excellent hiding cover for moose, elk, and deer.

Deer use quaking aspen stands for fawning grounds. However, following fire, use of aspen suckers by cattle has been shown to be significant in August.

Sheep will browse aspen regardless of season. The season of use by elk and deer is primarily fall and winter. Deer diets can be made up of as much as 74 percent trees and shrubs. Snow depths generally force deer out of aspen stands during.

Populus tremuloides is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America, one of several species referred to by the common name is commonly called quaking aspen, trembling aspen, American aspen, mountain or golden aspen, trembling poplar, white poplar, and popple, as well as others.

The trees have tall trunks, up to 25 meters (82 feet) tall, with smooth pale bark, scarred with. Aspen ecosystems (upland Populus-dominated forests) support diverse species assemblages in many parts of the northern hemisphere, yet are imperiled by common stressors.

Extended drought, fire suppression, human development, and chronic herbivory serve to limit the sustainability of this keystone species. Here we assess conditions at a renowned quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) grove. Aspen Grove Ranch is only a 60 to 90 minute drive from the renowned resorts of Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek and Steamboat Springs.

Aspen Grove Ranch must be seen to be truly appreciated. Call now to arrange a tour of this amazing property. Offered at $23, acres; 24, sq ft magnificent custom log home. Long-time rancher John Nunn’s land is near a route where pronghorn migrate. His ranch is surrounded by woven fences, and although the pronghorn can sometimes find a way through, he wanted to ease access for them.

“We found they would go a certain path, and we didn’t want to jeopardize that,” Nunn said. aspen/birch forests of the north.

An important part of maintaining high deer populations is providing the proper mix of food and cover, or "habitat." By learning about the basic habitat needs of deer, and through active habitat management, you can enhance your woodland for deer.

The white-tailed deer has been in Minnesota for several thousand. An aspen grove starts as off shoots from the roots of a mother tree, which arrived at the site by seed. This means that the aspen grove, which is made up of many “trees”, may be a single plant and the “trees” are growths from the root system.

A stand of aspen is really one large organism where the central plant is underground. Wood frogs breed in pools within these forests. White-tailed deer, elk, snowshoe hares, Swainson's thrush, American redstart, black-throated green warblers, and black and white warblers are also species that use cedar swamps.

Uncommon birds include the palm warbler, boreal chickadee, and yellow-bellied flycatcher. deer and elk. Conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest are certainly susceptible to deer and elk browse, primarily during stand initiation following harvest or natural disturbance.

During the first five years of tree growth, deer and elk forage on the terminal and lateral shoots of young seedlings. In some cases, seedlings are completely uprooted. The project, which is the group’s only experimental initiative, hopes to find and propagate aspen that, due to high concentrations of natural chemicals, aren’t as tasty to elk and deer.

Aerial surveys of Colorado completed in show that almost 60 percent of aspen forests in Colorado, mostly the mature trees, died between and very heavy browsing by elk, deer and. More than species of flowering plant reside in the montane fields, aspen stands, and evergreen forests surrounding Cataract Lake.

Mule deer, elk, bear, marmot, coyote, Canada goose and. Clear off the existing vegetation by mowing or trimming. Use a tiller to break up and expose as much soil as possible. Good seed-to-soil contact is a must. What to Plant. Now that you’ve found a spot, decided on a planting season and prepared the soil, it’s time to plant.

There are many ideas out there about what to plant for deer and elk. Deer and elk caught a break this winter and they need it, according to officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The warm weather, lack of snowfall and disappearing snowpack at lower and midlevel elevations have made it easier for deer and elk to find food, said Kevin Wright, district wildlife manager for the Aspen.

Severe browsing by elk, deer and livestock leads to short, multi-stemmed aspen suckers (left) that do not grow into trees. After 30 years of protection by a fence (left side of right photo), young aspen trees are abundant, but are absent. The coniferous forest is home to the larger species of deer.

The elk or moose is the largest deer. Its bulk helps it to survive the winter. It has a low surface area to body mass ratio which reduces heat loss and essential organs lie deep within its body. Both elk and roe deer graze within the forest.

An aspen canopy typically allows more sunlight to reach the forest floor than do conifers, and stands of aspens are renowned for the wildflowers found within them. The leaves, twigs and bark are highly nutritious, and deer and elk use them for overwintering.prevent elk and cattle browsing can improve aspen regeneration success.

Non-native plant invasions pose a difficult trade-off for managers. Mechanical or 6 Mixed Conifer Forests in Southwest Colorado Mixed-Conifer Forests in Southwest Colorado 6 arizonica), Douglas-fir, aspen.A walk-through description and guide to identifying the aspen tree or Populus tremuloides.

Find out more about the aspen tree's habit, range, silviculture and .