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Eriophorum viridicarinatum (green-keeled cottongrass)

Author(s): Robin J. Innes
Year Published: 2013

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Eriophorum viridicarinatum (green-keeled cottongrass) 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: Innes, Robin J. 2013. Eriophorum viridicarinatum. 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/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Riparian woodland/shrubland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 11521
FEIS Number: 1175
Record updated: Jan 24, 2018