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US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Darrell L. Apprill

Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)
72 C CURLEW PL.
Cloudcroft, NM 88317
Phone: 505-682-7881


Current Research

Effects of various forest thinning treatments on plants, small mammals, and Mexican spotted owls in the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico. Monitor Mexican spotted owl demography in the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico. Radio telemetry of Mexican spotted owls in the Sacramento Mountains.

Research Interests

Interested in the potential benefits of forest treatments that are not standard practice today.

Past Research

Fire prevention in the past has resulted in a more homogenous forest with fewer natural openings. If science can show that creating a mosaic of openings through treatment is beneficial to the health of the forest we can develop a different toolset of treatments that will improve forest health, mitigate the risk of extreme wildfire, and perhaps one day allow the use of prescribed fire as a treatment possibility in our forests.

Education

  • Montana State University, Bozeman MT, BS Fish and Wildlife Management, 1999

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Last updated on : 10/01/2014