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Sporobolus airoides (alkali sacaton)

Author(s): Kathleen A. Johnson
Year Published: 2001

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Sporobolus airoides (alkali sacaton) 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: Johnson, Kathy 2001. Sporobolus airoides (alkali sacaton). 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/graminoid/spoair/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10744
FEIS Number: 888
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018