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Martes americana (American marten)

Author(s): Katharine R. Stone
Year Published: 2010

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Martes americana (American marten) 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: Stone, Katharine 2010. Martes americana (American marten). 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/maam/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Wildlife, Fire & Wildlife, Mammals, Carnivores
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Alpine forest/krummholz
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10856
FEIS Number: 269
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018