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Responses of cavity-nesting birds to stand-replacement fire and salvage logging in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of southwestern Idaho

Author(s):

Victoria A. Saab

Year:

1998

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-11. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 17 p

Description

From 1994 to 1996, researchers monitored 695 nests of nine cavity-nesting bird species and measured vegetation at nest sites and at 90 randomly located sites in burned ponderosa pine forests of southwestern Idaho. Site treatments included two types of salvage logging, and unlogged controls. All bird species selected nest sites with higher tree densities, larger diameter trees, and more heavily decayed snags than that expected based on availability of such trees. This publication is an updated version of a 1997 progress/interim report, and the study is one in a series of long-term studies on bird response's to different fire conditions in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests. This study provides information on bird and vegetation responses to a no action alternative of the Forest Health Initiative.

Citation

Saab, Victoria A.; Dudley, Jonathan G. 1998. Responses of cavity-nesting birds to stand-replacement fire and salvage logging in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of southwestern Idaho. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-11. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 17 p.

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