Mature lodgepole pine forests are a widespread vegetation types in the Whittell Forest occupying about 250 acres. Typically, this forest type occupies the lower slopes of the valley adjacent to the meadow on heavy, poorly-drained soils. This forest often contained dense stands of trees, including much down and dead fuels. This before photograph was taken in August of 2007 in unit LP-1. The area was treated in autumn 2007.