A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies


Contact  |  FireScience.gov  JFSP program icon

Toxicodendron radicans, Toxicodendron rydbergii (eastern poison-ivy, western poison-ivy)

Author(s): Robin J. Innes
Year Published: 2012

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Toxicodendron radicans, Toxicodendron rydbergii (eastern poison-ivy, western poison-ivy) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, 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 management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Innes, Robin J. 2012. Toxicodendron radicans, Toxicodendron rydbergii (eastern poison-ivy, western poison-ivy). 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/shrub/toxspp/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Plants
Ecosystem(s): Juniper woodland, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Sagebrush steppe, Riparian woodland/shrubland, Mountain shrubland/wooded draw
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10525
FEIS Number: 901
Record updated: Jan 24, 2018