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Betula occidentalis (water birch)

Author(s): Corey L. Gucker
Year Published: 2012

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Betula occidentalis (water birch) 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: Gucker, Corey 2012. Betula occidentalis (water birch). 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/tree/betocc/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Alpine/subalpine shrubland/meadow, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Riparian woodland/shrubland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10582
FEIS Number: 945
Record updated: Feb 16, 2018