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    Author(s): Mary M. RowlandLowell H. Suring; Christina D. Vojta
    Date: 2015
    Source: The Wildlife Professional (Spring): 40-43.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    For agencies and organizations to effectively manage wildlife, knowledge about the status and trend of wildlife habitat is critical. Traditional wildlife monitoring, however, has focused on populations rather than habitat, because ultimately population status drives long-term species viability. Still, habitat loss has contributed to the decline of nearly all at-risk species (Swift and Hannon 2010) and, as a result, monitoring the amount and quality of habitat can guide recovery efforts for wildlife species with declining trends such as greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) or the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis).

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    Citation

    Rowland, Mary M.; Suring, Lowell H.; Vojt, Christina D. 2015. Sound solutions for habitat monitoring. The Wildlife Professional (Spring): 40-43.

    Keywords

    emphasis species, habitat monitoring, land use planning, monitoring protocols, multi-scalar, techniques, wildlife

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