Darrell L Apprill
Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)
72 C CURLEW PL.
Cloudcroft, NM 88317
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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.
Interested in the potential benefits of forest treatments that are not standard practice today.
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.
- Montana State University, Bozeman MT, BS Fish and Wildlife Management, 1999
Publications & Products
- Ganey, Joseph L.; Apprill, Darrell L.; Rawlinson, Todd A.; Kyle, Sean C.; Jonnes, Ryan S.; Ward, James P. 2013. Nesting habitat of Mexican spotted owls in the Sacramento Mountains.