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    Author(s): Gregory D. Hayward
    Date: 1994
    Source: In: Hayward, G. D.; Verner, J., tech. editors. Flammulated, boreal, and great gray owls in the United States: A technical conservation assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-253. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 148-153
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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    Most humans are reluctant to make decisions without thorough knowledge of the consequences of those decisions. Therefore, a desire for further research is almost universal in any complex management arena. The value of further study is determined, in part, by the cost in time and resources to obtain new information and the cost of making incorrect decisions without the desired knowledge. In the case of managing forest lands and conserving boreal owls, our knowledge is so limited that well directed research on distribution, habitat use at many scales linked with studies of local demography, forest history, and interactions with competitors and predators can further our understanding at little expense compared to the potential benefits of managing forests without adverse effects on boreal owls and the larger subalpine ecosystem.

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    Hayward, Gregory D. 1994. Chapter 12. Information needs: Boreal owls. In: Hayward, G. D.; Verner, J., tech. editors. Flammulated, boreal, and great gray owls in the United States: A technical conservation assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-253. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 148-153

    Keywords

    boreal owl, Aegolius funereus, management

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