mountain heath

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Noun1.mountain heath - small shrub with tiny evergreen leaves and pink or purple flowers; Alpine summits and high ground in Asia and Europe and United States
heath - a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers
genus Phyllodoce, Phyllodoce - small genus of evergreen Arctic and alpine shrubs
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These camps, which were situated in the mountain birch forest just below the mountain heath, sometimes included stationary huts and several wooden constructions for storage, such as a small storehouse (njalla) and an open storage construction (luovve).
Vegetation Type Season Main Land-Use Activities Pine forest Winter/spring Reindeer herding, hunting, collection of pine inner bark Mountain birch forest Spring/autumn Reindeer herding, hunting, collection of birch wood and bark, collection of edible plants Mountain heath Summer Reindeer herding Mire Spring/autumn Collection of berries and sedges Lake All seasons, Fishing occasionally The pine forests also provided the Sami with diverse resources to support their subsistence: for example, inner bark from pines provided an important source of nutrition in this harsh environment (Zackrisson et al., 2000).
The farmer built a 6m-wide shale and stone road which,according to the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW),damaged fragile blanket bog and mountain heath vegetation.
The final classification scheme consisted of a total of 19 classes; nine mire classes, one peat mining area class, seven forest types, mountain heath, and bare mountaintops.
The results of the classification show that of the total area (123 000 [km.sup.2]), 6% is covered by water (excluding small streams and ponds), 71% is covered by forest, and 23% is covered by treeless mires and fens, bare mountaintops, mountain heath, and mountain birch woodland.