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Working paper 23: Guidelines for managing small mammals in restored ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona

Kalies, Elizabeth L. and Chambers, Carol L. (2010) Working paper 23: Guidelines for managing small mammals in restored ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona. Working Paper. NAU Ecological Restoration Institute.


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Restoration thinning and burning treatments in southwestern ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests are designed to both reduce the risk of wildfire and restore ecosystem functions and structure, including maintaining or reestablishing habitat for wildlife populations. However, we found limited quantitative data regarding wildlife responses to restoration treatments and changes in forest structure because most previous studies were conducted at small temporal and spatial scales, and they generally focused on bird species (Kalies et al. 2010). In addition, although habitat components, such as Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii), large-diameter trees, snags and downwood, are thought to be important to wildlife, there is debate about treatment targets on the landscape (Abella et al. 2006, Noss et al. 2006). In this ERI Working Papers , we present the results of a study that assessed small mammal responses to treatments--responses previously unexamined at the community level or at large temporal and spatial scales in southwestern ponderosa pine forests.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
ID number or DOI: 23
Keywords: ERI Library, working paper, Mammals, Wildlife, Ecological Restoration, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Prescribed burns, Tree thinning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 02:36
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1313

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