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Sylvilagus floridanus (eastern cottontail)

Author(s): Janet Sullivan
Year Published: 1995
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Sylvilagus floridanus (eastern cottontail) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, 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 management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Sullivan, J. 1995. Sylvilagus floridanus (eastern cottontail). 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/animals/mammal/syfl/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Fire & Wildlife, Mammals, Rabbits, hares, pikas
Ecosystem(s): Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Juniper woodland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10508
FEIS Number: 97
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018