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Management of western coniferous forest habitat for nesting accipiter hawksAuthor(s): Richard T. Reynolds
Source: General Technical Report RM-102. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionAvailability of nesting sites can limit accipiter populations. Because accipiters nest in dense forest stands, any alteration that opens these stands is likely to lessen their desirability as nest sites. Tree growth and the associated changes in the vegetative structure of aging nest sites limit the number of years sites will be suitable. Therefore, prospective replacement sites should be selected within the core areas of home ranges before precommercial and commercial harvesting begins.
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CitationReynolds, Richard T. 1983. Management of western coniferous forest habitat for nesting accipiter hawks. General Technical Report RM-102. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.
KeywordsAccipiter striatus, Accipiter cooperii, Accipiter gentilis, wildlife habitat
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