This project directly assesses the response of northern goshawks to forest development within or immediately adjacent to known goshawk nest areas within an adaptive management framework. The goal of this adaptive management strategy is to provide forestry planners and regulatory agencies with local empirical data to confidently design and approve stand level forestry development plans that will maintain use of goshawk nest areas while minimizing impacts to timber development. This is the most comprehensive study to date that directly assesses the response of goshawk nest area use to stand level forest development, and will make a significant contribution to goshawk conservation and forest management at the regional, provincial, and international levels. The results presented here are a combination of data from two concurrent studies in west-central British Columbia, one in the Sub-Boreal Spruce biogeoclimatic zones and one in the Interior-Cedar-Hemlock1 biogeoclimatic zone. The results for the two projects are combined in this one report to maximize the sample size and power of our analysis.
by Todd Mahon and Frank Doyle.
Mahon, Todd, Doyle, Frank I.. 2006. Effects of forest development near nest sites on the reproductive success of Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis): an adaptive management approach. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2006MR017
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), Northern, goshawk, Habitat, British, Columbia
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