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Spermophilus townsendii (Townsend's ground squirrel)

Author(s): Janet L. Howard
Year Published: 1996

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Spermophilus townsendii (Townsend's ground squirrel) 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: Howard, Janet 1996. Spermophilus townsendii (Townsend's ground squirrel). 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/animals/mammal/spto/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Wildlife, Fire & Wildlife, Mammals, Rodents
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10711
FEIS Number: 96
Record updated: Mar 14, 2018