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Buteo lagopus (rough-legged hawk)

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

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Buteo lagopus (rough-legged hawk) 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. Buteo lagopus (rough-legged hawk). 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/bird/bula/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Wildlife, Fire & Wildlife, Birds, Birds of Prey
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10517
FEIS Number: 424
Record updated: Mar 14, 2018