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Hesperostipa comata (needle-and-thread grass)

Author(s): Elena Zlatnik
Year Published: 1999
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Hesperostipa comata (needle-and-thread grass) 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: Zlatnik, Elena 1999. Hesperostipa comata (needle-and-thread grass). 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/hescom/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10587
FEIS Number: 307
Record updated: Mar 19, 2018