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RM-GTR-102: Management of western coniferous forest habitat for nesting accipiter hawks
Reynolds, Richard T. 1983. Management of western coniferous forest habitat for nesting accipiter hawks. Gen.Tech.Rep.RM-102. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.
Availability of nesting sites can limit accipiter populations. Because accipiters nest in dense forest stands, any alteration that opens these stands is likely to lessen their desirability as nest sites. Tree growth and the associated changes in the vegetative structure of aging nest sites limit the number of years sites will be suitable. Therefore, prospective replacement sites should be selected within the core areas of home ranges before precommercial and commercial harvesting begins.
Keywords: Accipiter striatus, Accipiter cooperii, Accipiter gentilis, wildlife habitat
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Management of western coniferous forest habitat for nesting accipiter
Electronic Publish Date: March 20, 2009
Last Update: March 20, 2009
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