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Habitat management for red tree voles in Douglas-fir forests.Author(s): M.H. Huff; R.S. Holthausen; K.B. Aubry
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-302. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p. (Huff, M.H.; Holthausen, R.S.; Aubry, K.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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DescriptionThe relations between arboreal rodents and trees causes the animals to be particularly sensitive to the effects of timber harvesting.Among arboreal rodents,we consider the redtree vole to be the most vulnerable to local extinctions resulting from the loss or fragmentation of old-growth Douglas-fir forests. Redtree voles are nocturnal,canopy dwelling, and difficult to study. The following habitat characteristics are potentially important for this species: tree species, stand development,tree size, moisture conditions, topographic positions, elevation, and stand size. Based on these characteristics, we developed interim management strategies to help sustain or expand existing populations of red tree voles.
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CitationHuff, M.H.; Holthausen, R.S.; Aubry, K.B. 1992. Habitat management for red tree voles in Douglas-fir forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-302. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p. (Huff, M.H.; Holthausen, R.S.; Aubry, K.B., tech. coords. Biology and management of old-growth forests)
KeywordsArboreal rodents, red tree vole, Douglas-fir, fragmentation, management
- The biology of arboreal rodents in Douglas-fir forests.
- Methods for measuring populations of arboreal rodents.
- Thinning effects on spotted owl prey and other forest-dwelling small mammals
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