Title

Pinyon-juniper woodlands of the Great Basin: distribution, flora, vegetal cover

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Research Paper, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service

Publication Date

1979

Last Page

22 pp.

Abstract

Dot grid analysis of maps from LANDSAT-1 photographs showed that approx. 7.1 million ha of pinyon-juniper are found in the Great Basin. A list is given of 240 plant species identified in the area (5 trees and 67 shrubs). Total vegetative cover increased with altitude. Juniperus osteosperma was more frequent at lower, drier sites, whereas Pinus monophylla and P. edulis were more frequent at higher altitudes.