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Chapter 6: The scientific basis for conserving forest carnivores: considerations for management

Posted date: May 12, 2016
Publication Year: 
1994
Authors: Lyon, L. Jack; Aubry, Keith B.; Zielinski, William J.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Ruggiero, Leonard F.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Lyon, L. Jack; Zielinski, William J., tech. eds. The scientific basis for conserving forest carnivores: American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-254. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 128-137
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Abstract

The reviews presented in previous chapters reveal substantial gaps in our knowledge about marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine. These gaps severely constrain our ability to design reliable conservation strategies. This problem will be explored in depth in Chapter 7. In this chapter, our objective is to discuss management considerations resulting from what we currently know (and don't know) about these four forest carnivores.

Citation

Lyon, L. Jack; Aubry, Keith B.; Zielinski, William J.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 1994. Chapter 6: The scientific basis for conserving forest carnivores: considerations for management. In: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Lyon, L. Jack; Zielinski, William J., tech. eds. The scientific basis for conserving forest carnivores: American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-254. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 128-137