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Chapter 1: A conservation assessment framework for forest carnivores.

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Controversy over managing public lands is neither an unexpected nor recent development. In the 1970's, debate over land management began to focus on the effects of timber management practices on wildlife. This was most evident in the Pacific Northwest where the public was beginning to express strong concerns about the effects of timber harvest in late-successional forests on northern spotted owls and other vertebrates.

Winter sports and wildlife: Can Canada lynx and winter recreation share the same slope?

Pages Posted on: March 05, 2019
Winter recreation is a popular outdoor activity that is expected to increase in intensity. RMRS researchers and partners studied impacts of winter recreation on Canada lynx in Colorado. They used data from GPS devices carried by recreators to record their tracks and GPS collars to monitor movements of adult lynx to see how they overlapped. 

Winter sports and wildlife: Can Canada lynx and winter recreation share the same slope?

Documents and Media Posted on: February 27, 2019
When enjoying a beautiful day out snowmobiling or skiing in the backcountry of the Rocky Mountains, you’re probably not spending a lot of time wondering if you are chasing the wildlife out of the area. But, based on what we know about recreation impacts, many wildlife species respond negatively to winter recreation. Human use of winter backcountry is on the rise in Colorado and all over the western United States, owing to both population increases and technological advancements in motorized and non-motorized recreation equipment. Consequently, it is important to know at what point recreational use of an area makes it unusable for wildlife, and sensitive wildlife species, in particular. ​ Document Type: Other Documents

Fishers and Martens and Lynx, Oh My! Multiregional, Goal Efficient Monitoring of Mesocarnivores

Pages Posted on: February 19, 2019
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Fishers and martens and lynx, oh my! Multiregional, goal efficient monitoring of mesocarnivores

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2019
Mesocarnivores, fisher, marten, lynx, wolverine and others, are an important part of forest ecosystems, but they are often difficult to detect, occur in low densities, and have large home ranges. This makes it difficult for biologists to estimate the number of individuals in a specific species in a particular ecosystem. Publication: RMRS-GTR-388

Multispecies mesocarnivore monitoring: USDA Forest Service multiregional monitoring approach

Publications Posted on: December 14, 2018
Small- to mid-sized forest carnivores, also known as mesocarnivores, are an important part of the animal community within national forests.

Ecology and conservation of lynx in the United States

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Once found throughout the Rocky Mountains and forests of the northern states, the lynx now hides in pockets of its former range while feeding mostly on small animals like snowshoe hares. A team of government and university scientists review the newest scientific knowledge of this unique cat's history, distribution, and ecology.

Effects of climate change on wildlife in the Northern Rockies [Chapter 8]

Publications Posted on: September 22, 2017
Few data exist on the direct effects of climatic variability and change on animal species. Therefore, projected climate change effects must be inferred from what is known about habitat characteristics and the autecology of each species.

Plants and animals

Pages Posted on: February 06, 2017
National Forest System lands provide valuable habitat for a wide-range of species. These publications and tools provide information regarding individual species and their habitats. The information here should be supplemented by information specific to the individual planning unit.

The scientific basis for conserving forest carnivores: American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine in the western United States.

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This cooperative effort by USDA Forest Service Research and the National Forest System assesses the state of knowledge related to the conservation status of four forest carnivores in the western United States: American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine. The conservation assessment reviews the biology and ecology of these species. It also discusses management considerations stemming from what is known and identifies information needed.