Forests dominate the upper altitudes of the Paunsaugunt Plateau containing white fir-spruce-aspen forest. Bristlecone pine lives in the high limestone knolls. Ponderosa pine and manzanita dominate the middle altitudes. Pinyon pine-juniper forest dominates the lower elevation areas of the park. Gambel oak, cactus and yucca punctuate the lower elevation juniper forest.
Forest health and return to historic density are managed with prescribed fire. In the next few pages you will find information about the many trees and shrubs that populate Bryce Canyon.
Last updated: January 27, 2021