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Picoides arcticus (black-backed woodpecker)

Author(s): Katharine R. Stone
Year Published: 2011

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Picoides arcticus (black-backed woodpecker) 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 R. 2011. Picoides arcticus (black-backed woodpecker). 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/piar/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Wildlife, Fire & Wildlife, Birds, Cavity-nesters, Passerine birds, Black-backed woodpecker
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10857
FEIS Number: 1102
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018