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Meleagris gallopavo (wild turkey)

Author(s): S. A. Snyder
Year Published: 1992

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Meleagris gallopavo (wild turkey) 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: Snyder, S. A. 1992. Meleagris gallopavo (wild turkey). 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/mega/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Fire & Wildlife, Birds, Game birds
Ecosystem(s): Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Juniper woodland, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10841
FEIS Number: 252
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018