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Polytrichum juniperinum (juniper haircap moss)

Author(s): Janet L. Fryer
Year Published: 2008

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Polytrichum juniperinum (juniper haircap moss) 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: Fryer, Janet 2008. Polytrichum juniperinum (juniper haircap moss). 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/bryophyte/poljun/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10647
FEIS Number: 24
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018