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Animal Species Review:

INTRODUCTORY
AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION: Complete citation for the review; can be cut-and-pasted into other documents
ABBREVIATION: 4- or 5-letter abbreviation used as keyword in Citation Retrieval System
COMMON NAMES
TAXONOMY
ORDER
CLASS

ANIMAL DISTRIBUTION AND OCCURRENCE
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION
PLANT COMMUNITIES

BIOLOGICAL DATA AND HABITAT REQUIREMENTS
BIOLOGICAL DATA
PREFERRED HABITAT
MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS: May include federal legal status

FIRE EFFECTS AND MANAGEMENT
DIRECT FIRE EFFECTS ON ANIMALS ("first-order" fire effects)
INDIRECT FIRE EFFECTS ("second-order" fire effects): Discusses how fire affects plant species used by the animal for forage, cover, or other purposes, and other habitat-related effects of fire.
FIRE REGIMES: Summarizes information on fire regimes and fire behavior for plant communities where the animal is common.
FIRE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS: Discusses implications of biological and fire information for fire management.

APPENDIX: FIRE REGIME TABLE
Historical fire-return intervals for plant communities and ecosystems in which the species may occur.

REFERENCES
Complete citations for all reports cited in the species review

Plant and Lichen Species Reviews:

INTRODUCTORY
AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION: Complete citation for this review; can be cut-and-pasted into other documents
ABBREVIATION: 6- or 7-letter abbreviation used as keyword in the Citation Retrieval System
SYNONYMS
COMMON NAMES
TAXONOMY
LIFE FORM: Tree, shrub, vine or liana, graminoid, forb, cactus, fern or fern ally, bryophyte, lichen

DISTRIBUTION AND OCCURRENCE
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION
SITE CHARACTERISTICS AND PLANT COMMUNITIES: Includes information on topography, soil types and elevations where species occurs

BOTANICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS
GENERAL BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Traits related to survival and regeneration; not a key for identification
SEASONAL DEVELOPMENT: phenology
REGENERATION PROCESSES: Regeneration from vegetative parts and seed; includes seed banking
SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Shade tolerance, occurrences as pioneer and/or persistent species

FIRE EFFECTS AND MANAGEMENT
FIRE EFFECTS: Includes Immediate Fire Effects on Plant (also called "immediate", "direct", or "first-order" fire effects); Postfire Regeneration Strategy; and Plant Adaptations and Plant Response to Fire ("second-order" or "indirect" fire effects)
FUELS AND FIRE REGIMES
FIRE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS: Discuss implications of bilogical and fire information for fire management

MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS (may include any or all of the following):
FEDERAL LEGAL STATUS
IMPORTANCE TO LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE
VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES
IMPACTS AND CONTORL
OTHER USES
OTHER MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS

APPENDIX: FIRE REGIME TABLE
Historical fire-return intervals for plant communities and ecosystems in which the species may occur.

REFERENCES
Complete citations for all reports cited in the species review

Fire Studies:

There are several kinds of fire studies in FEIS, all produced with this goal: to provide readers with an in-depth description of results from a field project that includes information on burning conditions, fire behavior, and a comparison of burned with unburned or prefire with postfire areas.

RESEARCH PROJECT SUMMARIES describe results from a research project that provides fire effects information on many species. A Research Project Summary may summarize results from one to several papers reporting on research conducted within a study area.

FIRE CASE STUDIES are like Research Project Summaries but describe fire effects on only one species and are embedded within FEIS species reviews.

MANAGEMENT PROJECT SUMMARIES describe results from management efforts that include details on burning conditions and fire behavior, and provide information on fire effects on many species.

RESEARCH PAPERS are publications in the public domain that provide fire effects information, usually on many species.


STATE/PROVINCE abbreviation key:

United States:
AL (Alabama) AK (Alaska) AZ (Arizona) AR (Arkansas CA (California) CO (Colorado) CT (Connecticut) DE (Delaware)
FL (Florida) GA (Georgia) HI (Hawaii) ID (Idaho) IL (Illinois) IN (Indiana) IA (Iowa) KS (Kansas)
KY (Kentucky) LA (Louisiana) ME (Maine) MD (Maryland) MA (Massachusetts) MI (Michigan) MN (Minnesota) MS (Mississippi)
MO (Missouri) MT (Montana) NE (Nebraska) NV (Nevada) NH (New Hampshire) NJ (New Jersey) NM (New Mexico) NY (New York)
NC (North Carolina) ND (North Dakota) OH (Ohio) OK (Oklahoma) OR (Oregon) PA (Pennsylvania) RI (Rhode Island) SC (South Carolina)
SD (South Dakota) TN (Tennessee) TX (Texas) UT (Utah) VT (Vermont) VA (Virginia) WA (Washington) WV (West Virginia)
WI (Wisconsin) WY (Wyoming) DC (District of Columbia) PR (Puerto Rico) VI (Virgin Islands)      


Canada:

AB (Alberta) BC (British Columbia) MB (Manitoba) NB (New Brunswick) NF (Newfoundland & Labrador) NT (Northwest Territories) NS (Nova Scotia) NU (Nunavut)
ON (Ontario) PE (Prince Edward Island) QC or PQ (Quebec) SK (Saskatchewan) YK (Yukon)      


Mexico:

Ags (Aguas-calientes) BCN (Baja California Norte) BCS (Baja California Sur) Camp (Campeche) Chis (Chiapas) Chih (Chihuahua) Coah (Coahuila) Col (Colima)
Dgo (Durango) Edo Méx (Edo. De México) Gto (Guanajuato) Gro (Guerrero) Hgo (Hidalgo) Jal (Jalisco) Mich (Michoacán) Mor (Morelos)
Nay (Nayarit) NL (Nuevo León) Oax (Oaxaca) Pue (Puebla) Qro (Querétaro) QR (Quintana Roo) SLP (San Luis Potosi) Sin (Sinaloa)
Son (Sonora) Tab (Tabasco) Tamps (Tamaulipas) Tlax (Tlaxcala) Ver (Veracruz) Yuc (Yucatán) Zac (Zacatecas) DF (Distrito Federal)
*For reviews written before 2011, order of topics will differ from the sequence provided.

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