Integrating Scientific Methods with Habitat Conservation Planning: Reserve Design for Northern Spotted Owls.

@article{Murphy1992IntegratingSM,
  title={Integrating Scientific Methods with Habitat Conservation Planning: Reserve Design for Northern Spotted Owls.},
  author={Dennis D. Murphy and Barry R. Noon},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={1992},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={3-17}
}
To meet the requirements of Congressional legislation mandating the production of a "scientifically credible" conservation strategy for the threatened Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina), the Interagency Spotted Owl Scientific Committee employed scientific methods to design a habitat reserve system. Information on the current and historical distributions of the owl and its habitats was reviewed in light of economic, political, and legal constraints; results were used to develop a… CONTINUE READING
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