Aspen Bibliography


Document Type

Contribution to Book


Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo.

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Utilization and marketing as tools for aspen management in the Rocky Mountains: Proceedings of the symposium


USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-29

Publication Date



Aspen forests of the Rocky Mountains have been a much appreciated, but generally neglected, resource. The fall color of aspen groves is an awe-inspiring scenic attraction. Their value for wildlife browse and cover is widely recognized, as is their ability to stabilize soils. Further, wood and fiber products made from aspen contribute uniquely to National needs. In short, aspen forests are a recognized asset to the Rocky Mountains and the Nation as a whole. Unfortunately, there is no assurance that we will continue to benefit at the desired level from this species, unless ways are found to manage it more actively.