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The Fire Effects Information System - serving managers since before the Yellowstone fires
Smith, Jane Kapler; Fryer, Janet L.; Zouhar, Kristin. 2009. The Fire Effects Information System - serving managers since before the Yellowstone fires. In: Masters, R. E.; Galley, K. E. M.; Despain, D. G., eds. The '88 Fires: Yellowstone and Beyond: Conference Proceedings; 2008 September 22-27; Jackson Hole, WY. Tall Timbers Miscellaneous Publications No. 16. Tallahassee, FL: Tall Timbers Research Station. p. 62.
This presentation will describe the current status of the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) and explore lessons learned from this 23-yearold project about the application of science to fire management issues. FEIS contains literature reviews covering biology and fire ecology for approximately 1,100 species in North America: plants and animals, native and nonnative. Established in 1985 and continually updated, the system has served managers, researchers, students, and the general public for >20 years. Species reviews in FEIS provide information that can help managers plan a prescribed fire, write a fire or fuel management plan, determine the need for post-fire rehabilitation, or assess the potential for increase of invasive species after fire. FEIS is cited in nearly half of EISs written by federal wildland fire managers. Research Project Summaries, a recent addition to FEIS, supplement species reviews and provide information on fire eff ects for an additional 250 species.
Keywords: Fire Effects Information System (FEIS), Yellowstone fires
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Electronic Publish Date: March 20, 2012
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