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Wildfires and Fish: Implications for Management

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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You should gain an understanding of:

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.