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Integrating lichen enhancement with programs for winter range creation part 1: stand/lichen model

Author(s) or contact(s): S.K. Stevenson and K.A. Enns
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Wildlife
Series: Integrated Wildlife Intensive Forestry Research
Other details:  Published 1992. Hardcopy is available.


The management activities necessary to enhance arboreal lichen abundance in second-growth stands are formulated into a strategy compatible with other aspects of winter range creation. The conditions that promote lichen colonization, lichen growth, and litterfall production are described. A set of key stand features that are indicators of the potential of a stand to produce lichen forage are identified. A computer model is used to relate stand development to the production of lichens and litterfall, and to predict the effects of several different management scenarios on the key stand features.

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