Lynx Conservation Assessment and Strategy 3 rd Edition — August 2013

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Acknowledgments We would like to thank the interagency Steering Committee, chaired first by Kathy McAllister and later by Jane Cottrell of the USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, for guidance and support. The Science Team published the foundational scientific assessment, " Ecology and Conservation of Lynx in the United States " (Ruggiero et al. 2000a) and provided invaluable assistance and advice to the Lynx Biology Team. Even after the Science Team completed its assignment and was dissolved, several of its members continued to give generously of their time and expertise. We are indebted to John Squires, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, for sharing information and insights from his research on lynx. John contributed directly to this revision of the LCAS by administering the contract to update the conservation assessment, providing review and comment on early drafts, and arranging and administering a formal peer review of this document. We would like to acknowledge the important contributions by Ben Maletzke and Jennifer Burghardt-Dowd. Under the contract administered by the Rocky Mountain Research Station, they compiled relevant new scientific literature produced from 2000 to 2010 and proposed new text that would incorporate the new information on the ecology of lynx and snowshoe hare into the lynx assessment. We would like to acknowledge Eric Odell of Colorado Parks and Wildlife for his participation and contributions throughout the revision of this document, particularly the update of information concerning the Southern Rocky Mountains Geographic Area. Idaho for their interest in and review of the document. We also appreciate the helpful review provided by Rich Weir, British Columbia, Canada. We are grateful for the thorough, perceptive and constructive comments by a panel of peer reviewers: Drs. Their review greatly improved the final document, and any remaining errors are our own. Bob Naney and Nancy Warren coordinated reviews, responded to the peer review comments, and served as prin-The Lynx Conservation Assessment and Strategy (LCAS) was developed to provide a consistent and effective approach to conserve Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), hereafter referred to as lynx, and to assist with Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on federal lands in the contiguous United States. An action plan that identified the need for preparation of a lynx conservation strategy was approved by the affected Regional For-joined the effort later that month. In accordance with the action plan, an interagency Steering Committee was established to guide lynx conservation …

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@inproceedings{McCollough2013LynxCA, title={Lynx Conservation Assessment and Strategy 3 rd Edition — August 2013}, author={Mark A. McCollough and Gniadek}, year={2013} }