Wildfires and Fish: Implications for Management

Cutthroat trout pulled from a stream after a fire

Wildfires have immediate and short term effects on fish, but there are also long-term effects that persist after the initial disturbance.

Bruce Rieman
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab

Producer - Michael Furniss
Videography - Patricia Asteinza
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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The implications of wildfire for fish.

How fire severity can impact fish.

Potential management responses for making fish and fish habitat more resilient to disturbances including wildfire.