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Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine)

Author(s): Michelle B. Anderson
Year Published: 2003

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine) 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: Anderson, Michelle 2003. Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine). 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/pinconl/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
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, Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10597
FEIS Number: 202
Record updated: Mar 13, 2018