Consideration of socioeconomic factors is an important component in the implementation of conservation initiatives on heavily managed landscapes. Ownership, prevailing economic climate, regional population trends, and land use history all influence the distribution and abundance of rare elements, as well as the procedures leading to protection. Saint John River Valley Hardwood Forest (SJRHF) is a relic disjunct forest assemblage of western New Brunswick that contains 43 floral taxa listed as rare in northeastern New England and Atlantic Canada. Two centuries of land clearance have reduced this once-continuous assemblage to a series of small (mean = 11 ha) and highly isolated fragments covering < 1% of its original land base. Recent inventory work has broadened knowledge of the SJRHF natural history and range occurrence in New Brunswick. However, ownership and related management issues have emerged as the most critical conservation factors...
MacDougall, A.. 1999. St. John River Valley Hardwood Forest of Western New Brunswick: Developing Conservation Initiatives for an Endangered Forest Assemblage on Private Lands (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks; University College of the Cariboo. Conference Biology & ManagementProceedings
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: econsystem at risk, habitat at risk, endangered, forest, iniative
Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
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