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D. A. Tirmenstein
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Cataloging Information

Fire Ecology
Fire Effects
Ecological - Second Order
Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland

NRFSN number: 10886
FEIS number: 466
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This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Artemisia tridentata subsp. tridentata (basin big sagebrush) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, 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.


Tirmenstein, D. A. 1999. Artemisia tridentata subsp. tridentata (basin big sagebrush). 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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