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Biology of bats in Douglas-fir forests.Author(s): Robin E. Christy; Stephen D. West
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-308. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 28 p. (Huff, Mark H.; Holthausen, Richard M.; Aubry, Keith B., Tech. coords. Biology and management of old-growth forests)
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionTwelve species of bats occur in Douglas-fir forests of the Pacific Northwest, of which nine are known to roost in tree cavities, bark crevices, or foliage, and several are closely associated with old-growth forests. Thus bat populations may be detrimentally affected by forest management practices involving the removal of large, old trees and snags. We review the life history characteristics and habitat relations of bats in the Pacific Northwest and provide information useful in managing forests for the persistence of native bat populations.
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CitationChristy, Robin E.; West, Stephen D. 1993. Biology of bats in Douglas-fir forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-308. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 28 p. (Huff, Mark H.; Holthausen, Richard M.; Aubry, Keith B., Tech. coords. Biology and management of old-growth forests)
KeywordsBats, Pacific Northwest, natural history, old-growth forests
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