Historical Range of Variability for Forest Vegetation of the National Forests of the Colorado Front Range
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 2005 - Forest dynamics - 151 pages
"The aim of this report is to assess current knowledge of the historical range of variability ... of forested ecosystems in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests ... and in the Pike, San Isabel National Forests. ... These national forests comprise a large proportion of the public lands of the Colorado Front Range"--P. 7.
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ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL SEITING OF THE AREA
CLIMATE AND VEGETATION HISTORY
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