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)
(CARSIT, 17 sites)
IIIA3f. Wet graminoid herbaceous, subarctic lowland sedge wet meadow
A Sitka sedge stand along the Seward Highway, adjacent to the Resurrection River.
Vegetation-Carex sitchensis (Sitka sedge) is well represented to abundant
and dominates this type.Equisetum fluviatile (swamp horsetail), Potentilla
palustris(marsh fivefinger), and Calamagrostis canadensis (bluejoint
reedgrass) may be well represented to abundant and strong codominants on
some sites. Further species composition is variable.
Physical setting- Sitka sedge is a major wetland type on the Copper River
Delta. It is incidental on the rest of the Chugach National Forest. It occurs
on flood plains, outwash plains, and raised tidal flats. Sites sampled are flat
surfaces at elevations to 100 feet.
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