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Alnus incana, Alnus incana subsp. rugosa, Alnus incana subsp. tenuifolia (gray alder, speckled alder, thinleaf alder)

Author(s): Janet L. Fryer
Year Published: 2011
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Alnus incana, Alnus incana subsp. rugosa, Alnus incana subsp. tenuifolia (gray alder, speckled alder, thinleaf alder) 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 L. 2011. Alnus incana, Alnus incana subsp. rugosa, Alnus incana subsp. tenuifolia (gray alder, speckled alder, thinleaf alder). 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/alninc/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, Sagebrush steppe, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Juniper woodland, Riparian woodland/shrubland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10660
FEIS Number: 523
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018