USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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Managing Forests and Wildlife: Spotted Owls and Fishers

Forests provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species. Researchers explain how variable forest conditions can help support species like the California spotted owl and fishers. Through forest management, we can help improve habitat for some of the species that are most threatened. Work being done in experimental forests is helping to advance our understanding of the effects of a variety of restoration treatments to forest structure and wildlife.

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Posted: March 23, 2018


  • Malcolm North, PSW Research Ecologist
  • Craig Thompson, PSW Research Ecologist
  • John Keane, PSW Research Ecologist
Last Modified: Apr 4, 2018 12:00:08 PM