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Considerations for evaluating effects of wildfire to Northern spotted owls (NSO) and NSO habitat

June 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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June 16, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

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Fire is a natural ecosystem process and forest dependent wildlife evolved with, and are well adapted to fire. Spotted owl responses to fire continue to be the topic of significant research, investigating changes in occupancy, foraging behavior, colonization and site extinction probabilities, and movements. The effects of wildfire on spotted owls can be either positive or negative, depending on the size, severity, and landscape position of the fire. In this presentation we will explain how we are currently working with partners to conserve spotted owls in post fire landscapes. Our methods are applicable to all spotted owl subspecies but may need to be tailored to local conditions and species needs.

Presentation Objectives:

  1. Learn about how fire influences the use of habitat by spotted owls
  2. Better understand how post-fire timber harvesting might impact spotted owls
  3. Explore ways to minimize adverse impacts to spotted owls when conducting timber salvage or post-fire restoration activities

Presenters: Christine Jordan and Bob Carey, Fish and Wildlife Biologists, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Yreka California.

This webinar is part of The Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Forest Ecology Working Group (FEWG). The FEWG is a forest ecology based community of practice for individuals to share forest ecosystem expertise and information.


June 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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