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Keyword: Lolo National Forest

Occurrences of the western skink (Eumeces skiltonianus) in grasslands of western Montana

Publications Posted on: December 15, 2015
The western skink (Eumeces skiltonianus) was recently classified as a Montana Species of Special Concern due to its restricted range in the state (D. P. Hendricks, Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT, pers. comm.). Records of the western skink in Montana are limited to a few, scattered locations on the western edge of the state (Tanner 1988; Reichel and Flath 1995).

Effects of biological control agents and exotic plant invasion on deer mouse populations

Publications Posted on: April 21, 2015
Exotic insects are commonly introduced as biological control agents to reduce densities of invasive exotic plants. Although current biocontrol programs for weeds take precautions to minimize ecological risks, little attention is paid to the potential nontarget effects of introduced food subsidies on native consumers. Previous research demonstrated that two gall flies (Urophora affinis and U.

Invasive plant erodes local song diversity in a migratory passerine

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2014
Exotic plant invasions threaten ecosystems globally, but we still know little about the specific consequences for animals. Invasive plants can alter the quality of breeding habitat for songbirds, thereby impacting important demographic traits such as dispersal, philopatry, and age structure. These demographic effects may in turn alter song-learning conditions to affect song structure and diversity.

Fuel reduction in residential and scenic forests: A comparison of three treatments in a western Montana ponderosa pine stand

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
Three contrasting thinning treatments to reduce fire hazard were implemented in a 100-year-old ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir (Pinus ponderosa/Pseudotsuga menzesii) stand on the Lolo National Forest, MT. All treatments included a commercial thinning designed to reduce crown fuels and provide revenue to offset costs. The treatments are outlined as follows: 1.