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Lynx conservation in an ecosystem management context [Chapter 15]

Posted date: March 26, 2016
Publication Year: 
2000
Authors: McKelvey, Kevin S.; Aubry, Keith B.; Agee, James K.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Koehler, Gary M.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Koehler, Gary M.; Krebs, Charles J.; McKelvey, Kevin S.; Squires, John R. Ecology and conservation of lynx in the United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-30WWW. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 419-442.
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Abstract

In an ecosystem management context, management for lynx must occur in the context of the needs of other species, watershed health, and a variety of products, outputs, and uses. This chapter presents a management model based on the restoration of historical patterns and processes. We argue that this model is sustainable in a formal sense, practical, and likely to provide for the needs of a variety of species, including lynx. Because our knowledge of lynx biology and disturbance ecology is limited, implementation of this model will be experimental and must be accompanied by a well-planned monitoring program.

Citation

McKelvey, Kevin S.; Aubry, Keith B.; Agee, James K.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Koehler, Gary M. 2000. Lynx conservation in an ecosystem management context [Chapter 15]. In: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Koehler, Gary M.; Krebs, Charles J.; McKelvey, Kevin S.; Squires, John R. Ecology and conservation of lynx in the United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-30WWW. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 419-442.