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Arctostaphylos rubra (red fruit bearberry)

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

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Arctostaphylos rubra (red fruit bearberry) 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. Arctostaphylos rubra (red fruit bearberry). 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/shrub/arcrub/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Alpine forest/krummholz, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Alpine/subalpine shrubland/meadow
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10655
FEIS Number: 948
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018