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Centrocercus minimus, Centrocercus urophasianus (Gunnison sage-grouse, greater sage-grouse)

Author(s): Robin J. Innes
Year Published: 2016
Description: This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Centrocercus minimus, Centrocercus urophasianus (Gunnison sage-grouse, greater sage-grouse) 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, R. 2016. Centrocercus minimus, Centrocercus urophasianus (Gunnison sage-grouse, greater sage-grouse). 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/cent/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Fire History
Ecosystem(s): Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10784
FEIS Number: 410
Record updated: Apr 18, 2017