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Pacific Northwest Research Station - Ecological Process & Function - Wildlife Ecology Team

 
 


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Survey and Monitoring Research Projects

Goal:

Develop and test techniques and protocols to survey and monitor populations, species assemblages, ecological communities, habitats, and ecosystems in support of adaptive management and other planning objectives.

 

Monitoring is recognized as a key component of forest planning under the National Forest Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 as well as the Endangered Species Act of 1973. It is also required under the Record of Decision for the Northwest Forest Plan (USDA and USDI 1994). Implementation of a reliable monitoring plan requires development of sound monitoring protocols with guidance on appropriate sampling schemes and levels of effort in relation to power to detect change. The Wildlife Ecology Team has been engaged in several efforts to design and test monitoring protocols in support of effectiveness monitoring under the Northwest Forest Plan.

 

Recent Survey and Monitoring Protocols have included:

Design an at-sea survey protocol to estimate population trend of the Marbled Murrelet

Survey and Manage: Van Dyke’s Salamander

Comprehensive inventory and monitoring protocols

Recent Publication Related Monitoring Rare Species have included:

Marcot, B. G. 2006. Characterizing species at risk I: modeling rare species under the Northwest Forest Plan. Ecology and Society 11(2):10. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol11/iss2/art10/

 

Marcot, B. G., P. A. Hohenlohe, S. Morey, R. Holmes, R. Molina, M. C. Turley, M. H. Huff, and J. A. Laurence 2006. Characterizing species at risk II: using Bayesian belief networks as decision support tools to determine species conservation categories under the Northwest Forest Plan. Ecology and Society 11(2): 12. [online] URL:http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol11/iss2/art12/

 

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