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Bonasa umbellus (ruffed grouse)

Author(s): Rachelle Meyer
Year Published: 2011
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Bonasa umbellus (ruffed grouse) 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: Meyer, Rachelle 2011. Bonasa umbellus (ruffed grouse). 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/bird/boum/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Wildlife, Fire & Wildlife, Birds, Game birds, Passerine birds
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10793
FEIS Number: 539
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018