When the sun came up, we dissected east-facing slopes with our binoculars until 1 found one: a tall, deeply-forked buck with a couple main-beam stickers, bedded on the edge of a stringer of subalpine fir
. It took the rest of the day to work in on him, being mindful of capricious winds and stalk-blowing exposures, before 1 killed him with a good shot.
It could be an Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir
or Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine in Colorado, or a foxtail, whitebark or limber pine in the Sierra Nevada.
Korean fir (Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'); Dwarf Alberta spruce (Picea gktuca albertiana 'Conica'); Dwarf blue subalpine fir
(Abies lasiocatpa 'Glauca Compacta').
Northeastern Oregon includes the Blue Mountains, which consist of Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis), Ponderosa Pine, Douglas-fir, Subalpine Fir
(Abies lasiocarpa), Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmannii), Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta), and Western Larch (Larix spp.) (Natural Resources Conservation Service 2006).
(2007) examined subalpine fir
lumber with wet pockets.
Don) Lindley, is present throughout much of the infested area in Idaho, the adelgid is established on subalpine fir
Subalpine habitats vary less between western and eastern slopes and are dominated by Engelmann spruce (Picea englemannii) and subalpine fir
(Abies bifolia), with limber pine (Pinus flexilis) occasionally present.
An Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmanii)--subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) association typically occurs at higher elevations with an understory primarily of mosses and dwarf huckleberry (Vaccinium scoparium); Englemann spruce and subalpine fir
also grow within sheltered ravines and along stream corridors at lower elevations.
At 2,750 meters, about the altitude of major ski resorts like Jackson Hole (Wyoming), Aspen (Colorado), and Banff's Lake Louise (Alberta), the landscape transitions to subalpine forest, where typically a mix of Engleman spruce and subalpine fir
provides habitat for species such as the yellow-bellied marmot and the snowshoe hare.
Using high-elevation forests in Yellowstone National Park as the proxy HRV for Wyoming high-elevation national forests composed of lodgepole pine, subalpine fir
, and Engelmann spruce, the percent of area burned on the landscape was outside the HRV for the Bighorn National Forest, a forest with moderate levels of timber harvest.
A forest dominated by mountain hemlock and subalpine fir
covers most areas between 1000 m and 1700 m asl (Brooke et al., 1970).