Effects of forest management on California Spotted Owls: implications for reducing wildfire risk in fire‐prone forests.

@article{Tempel2014EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of forest management on California Spotted Owls: implications for reducing wildfire risk in fire‐prone forests.},
  author={Douglas J. Tempel and Rocky J Guti{\'e}rrez and Sheila A. Whitmore and Matthew J. Reetz and Ricka E. Stoelting and William J. Berigan and Mark E. Seamans and M Zachariah Peery},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={2089-106}
}
Management of many North American forests is challenged by the need to balance the potentially competing objectives of reducing risks posed by high-severity wildfires and protecting threatened species. In the Sierra Nevada, California, concern about high-severity fires has increased in recent decades but uncertainty exists over the effects of fuel-reduction treatments on species associated with older forests, such as the California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis). Here, we… CONTINUE READING