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Polystichum munitum (western sword fern)

Author(s): Marilyn F. Crane
Year Published: 1989
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Polystichum munitum (western sword fern) 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: Crane, M. F. 1989. Polystichum munitum (western sword fern). 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/fern/polmun/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10627
FEIS Number: 718
Record updated: Mar 21, 2018