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Carex geyeri (elk sedge)

Author(s): Amy C. Chadwick
Year Published: 2002
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Carex geyeri (elk sedge) 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: Chadwick, Amy 2002. Carex geyeri (elk sedge). 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/cargey/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Alpine/subalpine shrubland/meadow
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10615
FEIS Number: 875
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018