Classification of montane forest community types in the CedarRiver drainage of western Washington, U.S.A.
Can. J. For. Res.
Vegetation of the Cedar River watershed, located in the Cascade Mountains of western Washington, was analyzed by an agglomerative clustering method followed by discriminant analysis. Stepwise mutliple discriminant analysis provided a means to reallocate stands and assists in the production of a classification scheme and a key to the vegetation types. Ten types are recognized, six from upper-elevation older-growth stands, and four seral types from lower elevation stands logged since 1900. Each type can be identified in the field with a simple key based on cover percentage. The key provides a means for large-scale vegetation mapping with a limited amount of effort.
del Moral, R. and J.N. Long. 1977. Classification of montane forest community types in the Cedar River drainage of western Washington, U.S.A. Can. J. For. Res. 7:217-225.