Cottonwood in the Missouri Breaks National Monument

Product Type: 

Fact Sheet

Year: 

2005

Author(s): 

Auble, G., M. Scott, J. Frazier, C. Krause, and M. Merigliano

Suggested Citation: 

Auble, G., M. Scott, J. Frazier, C. Krause, and M. Merigliano. 2005. Cottonwood in the Missouri Breaks National Monument. Fact Sheet 2005-3132. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Geological Survey. 4 p.

Concerns about cottonwood along the Wild and Scenic reach of the upper Missouri River include declining forests of sparse old trees with little recruitment of new individuals, impacts of cattle crazing and recreational use, and effects of flow alterations from operation of upstream dams and changes in tributary inflows.