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Rangifer tarandus (caribou)

Author(s): Peggy Luensmann
Year Published: 2007

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Rangifer tarandus (caribou) 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: Luensmann, Peggy 2007. Rangifer tarandus (caribou). 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/rata/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Wildlife, Fire & Wildlife, Mammals, Ungulates
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10746
FEIS Number: 158
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018