Coniferous Forest Habitat Types of Central and Southern Utah
A land classification system based upon potential natural vegetation is presented foe the coniferous forests of central and southern Utah. It is based on reconnaissance sampling of about 720 stands. A hierarchical taxonomic classification of forest sties was developed using the habitat type concept. Seven climax series, 37 habitat types, and six additional phases of habitat types are defined and described. A diagnostic key, using conspicuous indicator species, provides for field identification of the types.
Youngblood, A. and Mauk, R. (1985). Coniferous forest habitat types of central and southern Utah. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, General Technical Report INT-187, 89 pp.