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Peter D. Steinberg
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Fire Ecology
Fire Effects
Ecological - Second Order
Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Riparian woodland/shrubland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Sagebrush steppe

NRFSN number: 10851
FEIS number: 182
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This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Populus balsamifera subsp. trichocarpa (black cottonwood) 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.


Steinberg, P. 2001. Populus balsamifera subsp. trichocarpa (black cottonwood). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available:

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