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RM-GTR-166: Management of amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals in North America: Proceedings of the symposium


Szaro, Robert C.; Severson, Kieth E.; Patton, David R., tech.coords.1988. Management of amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals in North America: Proceedings of the symposium; 1988 July 19-21; Flagstaff, AZ. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-166. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 458 p.

Historically the management of public lands from a multiple use perspective has led to a system that emphasizes those habitat components or faunal elements that primarily resulted in some sort of definable economic value. While this often benefitted other species that were not even considered in the original prescriptions, it also negatively impacted others. We no longer can afford to take this simplistic view of ecosystem management. We need to use a more holistic approach where ecological landscapes are considered as units, and land management practices incorporate all elements into an integrated policy. This includes examining the impacts of proposed land uses on amphibian, reptile, and small mammal populations.

Keywords: amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, public lands management, herpetofauna, riparian ecosystem, North America


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The management of amphibians, reptiles and small mammals in North America: Historical perspective and objectives
Robert C.Szaro
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The management of amphibians, reptiles and small mammals in North America: The need for an environmental attitude
J. Whitfield Gibbons
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Douglas-fir forests in the Oregon and Washington Cascades: Relation of the herpetofauna to stand age and moisture
R. Bruce Bury and Paul Stephen Corn
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Long-term trends in abundance of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals in Douglas-fir forests of Northwestern California
Martin G. Raphael
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Use of woody debris by Plethodontid salamanders in Douglas-fir in Washington
Keith B. Aubry, Lawrence L. C. Jones, and Patricia A. Hall
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Forestry operations and terrestrial salamanders: Techniques in a study of the Cow Knob salamander, Plethodon punctatus
Kurt A. Buhlmann, Christopher A. Pague, Joseph C. Mitchell, and Robert B. Glasgow
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Conserving genetically distinctive populations: The case of the Huachuca tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi Lowe)
James P. Collins, Thomas R. Jones, and Howard J. Berna
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Habitat requirements of New Mexico's endangered salamanders
Cynthia A. Ramotnik and Norman J. Scott, Jr.
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Utilization of abandoned mine drifts and fracture caves by bats and salamanders: Unique subterranean habitat in the Ouachita Mountains
David A. Saugey, Gary A. Heidt, and Darrell R. Heath
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The herpetofauna of Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, in relation to vegetation and hydrology
George H. Dalrymple
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The herpetofaunal community of temporary ponds in North Florida Sandhills: Species composition, temporal use, and management implications
C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr. and Bert G. Charest
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Management of amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals in xeric pinelands of Peninsular Florida
I. Jack Stout, Donald R. Richardson, and Richard E. Roberts
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Distribution and habitat associations of herpetofauna in Arizona: Comparisons by habitat type
K. Bruce Jones
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Multivariate analysis of the summer habitat structure of Rana pipiens Schreber, in Lac Saint Pierre (Quebec, Canada)
N. Beauregard and R. Leclair, Jr.
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Habitat correlates of distribution of the California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii) and the foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii): Implications for management
Marc P. Hayes and Mark R. Jennings
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Integrating anuran amphibian species into environmental assessment programs
Ronald E. Beiswenger
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Preliminary report on effect of bullfrogs on wetland herpetofaunas in Southeastern Arizona
Cecil R. Schwalbe and Philip C. Rosen
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Developing management guidelines for snapping turtles
Ronald J. Brooks, David A. Galbraith, E. Graham Nancekivell, and Christine A. Bishop
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Spatial distribution of desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) at Twentynine Palms, California: Implications for relocations
Ronald J. Baxter
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Changes in a desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) population after a period of high mortality
David J. Germano and Michele A. Joyner
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A survey method for measuring gopher tortoise density and habitat distribution
Daniel M. Spillers and Dan W. Speake
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Evaluation and review of field techniques used to study and manage gopher tortoises
Russell L. Burke and James Cox
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Talus use by amphibians and reptiles in the Pacific Northwest
Robert E. Herrington
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Comparison of herpetofaunas of a natural and altered riparian ecosystem
K. Bruce Jones
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Critical habitat, predator pressures, and the management of Epicrates monoensis (Serpentes: Boidae) on the Puerto Rico Bank: A multivariate analysis
Peter J. Tolson
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The use of timed fixed-area plots and a mark-recapture technique in assessing riparian garter snake populations
Robert C. Szaro, Scott C. Belfit, J. Kevin Aitkin, and Randall D. Babb
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Design considerations for the study of amphibians, reptiles and small mammals in California's oak woodlands: Temporal and spatial patterns
William M. Block, Michael L. Morrison, John C. Slaymaker, and Gwen Jongejan
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The importance of biological surveys in managing public lands in the western United States
Michael A. Bogan, Robert B. Finley, Jr., and Stephen J. Petersburg
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Sampling problems in estimating small mammal population size
George E. Menkens, Jr. and Stanley H. Anderson
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The design and importance of long-term ecological studies: Analysis of vertebrates in the Inyo-White Mountains, California
Michael L. Morrison
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An ecological problem-solving process for managing special-interest species
Henry L. Short and Samuel C. Williamson
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Comparative effectiveness of pitfalls and live-traps in measuring small mammal community structure
Robert C. Szaro, Lee H. Simons, and Scott C. Belfit
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The role of habitat structure in organizing small mammal populations and communities
Gregory H. Adler
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Microhabitat as a template for the organization of a desert rodent community
Michael A. Bowers and Christine A. Flanagan
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Response of small mammal communities to silvicultural treatments in eastern hardwood forests of West Virginia and Massachusetts
Robert L. Brooks and William M. Healy
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Habitat structure and the distribution of small mammals in a northern hardwoods forest
Jeffery A. Gore
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The value of Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) woodlands in South Dakota as small mammal habitat
Carolyn Hull Sieg
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Postfire rodent succession following prescribed fire in southern California chaparral
William O. Wirtz, II, David Hoekman, John R. Muhm, and Sherrie L. Souza
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Douglas-fir forests in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington: Is the abundance of small mammals related to stand age and moisture?
Paul Stephen Corn, R. Bruce Bury, and Thomas A. Spies
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Evaluation of small mammals as ecological indicators of old-growth conditions
Kirk A. Nordyke and Steven W. Buskirk
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Habitat associations of small mammals in a subalpine forest, Southeastern Wyoming
Martin G. Raphael
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Differences in the ability of vegetation models to predict small mammal abundance in different aged Douglas-fir forests
Cathy A. Taylor, C. John Ralph, and Arlene T. Doyle
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Small mammals in streamside management zones in pine plantations
James G. Dickson and J. Howard Williamson
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Patterns of relative diversity within riparian small mammal communities, Platte River Watershed, Colorado
Thomas E. Olson and Fritz L. Knopf
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Estimated carrying capacity for cattle competing with prairie dogs and forage utilization in western South Dakota
Daniel W. Uresk and Deborah D. Paulson
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Cattle grazing and small mammals on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
John L. Oldemeyer and Lydia R. Allen-Johnson
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Effect of seed size on removal by rodents
William G. Standley
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Habitat use by Gunnison's prairie dogs
C. N. Slobodchikoff, Anthony Robinson, and Clark Schaack
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Environmental contaminants and the management of bat populations in the United States
Donald R. Clark, Jr.
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Habitat structure, forest composition and landscape dimensions as components of habitat suitability for the Delmarva fox squirrel
Raymond D. Dueser, James L. Dooley, Jr., and Gary J. Taylor
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Effects of treating creosotebush with tebuthiuron on rodents
William G. Standley and Norman S. Smith
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Foraging patterns of tassel-eared squirrels in selected ponderosa pine stands
Jack S. States, William S. Gaud, W. Sylvester Allred, and William J. Austin
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Small mammal response to the introduction of cattle into a cottonwood floodplain
Fred B. Samson, Friiz L. Knopf, and Lisa B. Hass
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Old growth forests and the distribution of the terrestrial herpetofauna
Hartwell H. Welsh, Jr. and Amy L. Lind
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Title: RM-GTR-166: Management of amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals in North America: Proceedings of the symposium
Electronic Publish Date: June 27, 2008
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June 27, 2008

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