Seward Wetland Mapping Project
Chugach National Forest Plant Community Descriptions
From: R.L. DeVelice, C.J. Hubbard, K. Boggs, S. Boudreau, M. Potkin, T. Boucher and C. Wertheim. 1999. Plant Community Types of the Chugach National Forest: southcentral Alaska. USDA Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, Alaska Region Technical Publication R10-TP-76. Anchorage, AK. 375pp. (download 3.5Mb .pdf)
Picea sitchensis/Salix barclayi
(Sitka spruce/Barclay willow)
(PICSIT/SALBAR; 5 sites)
IA1a.-IA2a.-IA3b. Closed and open needleleaf forest-Needleleaf woodland,
Vegetation-Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce) dominates the tree layer with
Populus balsamiferassp. trichocarpa (black cottonwood) occasionally present.
Salix barclayi(Barclay willow) is abundant in the shrub layer. Other willow
species reported in this type includeS. commutata (undergreen willow), S.
hookeriana(Hooker willow), and S. sitchensis (Sitka willow). Alnus crispa ssp.
sinuata(Sitka alder) and Myrica gale (sweetgale) may also occur in the tall
shrub layer. Low and dwarf shrubs are essentially absent. Herbaceous
species with fairly high constancy includePyrola asarifolia (liverleaf
wintergreen),Rubus arcticus (nagoonberry), Calamagrostis canadensis
(bluejoint reedgrass),Carex sp. (sedge), and Equisetum sp. (horsetail). Forb
representation is inconsistent throughout the type.
Physical setting- Physical setting information is not available at this time.
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