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Wildlife and Fish Habitat Relationships (WFHR) is a Forest Service system for integrating wildlife and fish information and assessment data into interdisciplinary land and resource management. WFHR is a comprehensive organization of information in a format useful for managing wildlife through the management of their habitats. The WFHR System assists the Forest Service in meeting its goal of managing wildlife and fish habitats, both for species diversity as well as for individual species of management concern.
The Rocky Mountain WFHR System (USDA Forest Service 1981a) organizes information on 853 vertebrate animal species occurring on National Forest System lands in the five-state Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming). It provides an information base from which field inventories, assessments, and management plans can be developed. The system is usable on a District project, Forest, or Regional level. It is being coordinated with other Forest Service data inventory systems, as well as with other resource agencies'systems.