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Schedonorus pratensis (meadow fescue)

Author(s): Katharine R. Stone
Year Published: 2010
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Schedonorus pratensis (meadow fescue) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Stone, Katharine R. 2010. Schedonorus pratensis (meadow fescue). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/graminoid/schpra/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Sagebrush steppe, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Mountain shrubland/wooded draw, Riparian woodland/shrubland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10472
FEIS Number: 1115
Record updated: May 24, 2018