The Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) published two new syntheses: Fire regimes of mountain big sagebrush communities and a Species Review about Pacific ponderosa pine/Columbia ponderosa pine. Each publication is a synthesis of information from several hundred articles and reports and provides the best available science to support management decisions.
- The Fire Regime Synthesis covers historical patterns and contemporary changes in fuels and fire regimes in mountain big sagebrush communities.
- The Species Review covers two varieties of ponderosa pine: Pinus ponderosa var. benthamiana and P. p. var. ponderosa. It includes information about these varieties' distribution and plant communities, botanical and ecological characteristics, regeneration processes, and successional status, in addition to the effects of fire on the species, historical fire regimes in ponderosa pine communities, and considerations for fire management.