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Determining Prescribed Fire and Fuel Treatment Compatibility with Semidesert Grassland Habitat Rehabilitation for the Critically Endangered Masked Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus Ridgwayi)

Year Published: 2018

The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (BANWR) in southern Arizona was established in 1985 to provide habitat for threatened and endangered plant and animal species, with an emphasis on the critically endangered masked bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi). Livestock grazing, fire regime disruption, pronounced drought, non-native grasses and altered arid-land hydrology since the late 1800s have each played a substantial role in transforming semi-desert grasslands.

Topic(s): Fire Behavior
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 19881
FRAMES RCS number: 28389
Record updated: Aug 27, 2019