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Key Features of Early Seral Habitats for Wildlife Joan Hagar USGS-FRESC Matt Lee
Following Natural Disturbance... Structure –Legacy trees and snags –Open (low tree density) –Large wood Composition –Herbs and Grasses –Shrubs –Deciduous hardwoods Bob Altman
Species associated with closed canopy forest also use early seral habitats… IF appropriate habitat elements are available
Species that specialize on conifers Red Tree Vole Hemlock Looper Red Crossbill
Many conifer forest associates rely on diversity of plants Spruce Grouse
Elements of Quality Early Seral Habitat
Residual trees and snags Matt Lee D. Vesely
Cavity-nesters in burned forests Fire-killed snags are important resource for foraging and nesting Many species respond negatively to salvage logging
D. Vesely Early Seral Habitat for Reptiles Basking Prey
Dead Wood as Refugia D. Vesely
Plant Diversity = Food Resources Foliage Nectar Fruits Seeds
Plant Diversity: foundation of food webs
Arthropods Insect diversity correlated with plant diversity Deciduous species support more insects Influence of deciduous litter on soil food webs?
Importance of Early Seral Broadleaf Communities to Avian Biodiversity
30 Year Trend for Swainsons Thrush from Tillamook S.F. BBS Route
Creating Early Seral Habitat?
Effects of Conifer-centric Forest Management on Early Seral Habitat Fewer residual structures Altered vegetation composition –Alters patterns of food abundance –Reduces diversity of food resources –Alters food webs Reduced temporal span
Consequences of reduced temporal span of early seral habitats Limit on shrub size and age Shortens duration of shrubby habitat Reduced persistence of shrubs into mid- aged forests
Restoration of Late Seral Forest Emphasizes large trees Size limit on harvest area on federal lands What will understory look like?
Keep all the pieces
Effects of Forest Management on Wildlife Use of Early Seral Habitats Joan Hagar USGS-FRESC.
Young Stand Thinning & Diversity Study: Songbird Response Joan Hagar USGS – Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center.
Flying Squirrel Response to Thinning in the Oregon Cascades Tom Manning 1, Joan Hagar 2, Brenda McComb 1 1 OSU - Forest Ecosystems and Society 2 USGS –
Bug Communities and Forest Structure Modification Andy Moldenke Carolyn Ver Linden.
Can we emulate early seral forest through silviculture? Klaus J. Puettmann Edmund Hayes Professor in Siviculture Alternatives Adrian Ares Research Associate.
Deer and Elk: Iconic Early Seral Wildlife History Habitat Use Characteristics Representative of other species needs? Photo by Brian Wolfer.
2010 ECOLOGY (B&C) KAREN LANCOUR National Bio Rules Committee Chairman
What are the components of high quality early seral forests? Cheryl Friesen, Science Liaison, Willamette NF (presenter) and and Brenda McComb, Professor,
Region 6 White-headed Woodpecker Monitoring 2011.
Historical Creation of Early Seral Habitat: Fire, Wind, Bugs … Fred Swanson USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.
If You Build It Will They Come? Associations Between Birds and Vegetation Structure During Ten Years After Thinning Sveta Yegorova, Drs. Matt Betts, Joan.
Big Game and Early Seral Habitat Doug Cottam Herman Biederbeck Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Ecological Succession: Be able to describe the process of primary and secondary succession in a named habitat. Environmental Systems.
Habitat Use and Ecology of the Northern Flying Squirrel Todd M. Wilson USFS, PNW Research Station.
Conservation Biology Donald Winslow, 28 January 2011 Defining conservation biology Valuation of biodiversity Threats to biodiversity Solutions for conservation.
BiomesSection 1 Chapter 6: Biomes Section 1: What is a Biome?
Ecology and Habitat Management for Deer Mice, Pocket Gophers, Snowshoe Hares, and Western Red-backed Voles Aaron J. Wirsing, Assistant Professor Northern.
Verne Farrell, Silviculturist Olympic National Forest 437 Tillicum Lane Forks, WA Railsiding Understory Thin Non-commercial.
The Blorenge A Heather Moorland ecosystem within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Perform Range Forage Inventory for Large Ungulates Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Dept. and Range Dept. Project.
BiomesSection 2 Section 2: Forest Biomes Preview Bellringer Objectives Forest Biomes Tropical Rain Forests Nutrients in Tropical Rain Forests Layers of.
Visitor Impacts to Wildlife and their Management Jeff Marion, Unit Leader Cooperative Park Studies Unit Virginia Tech/Dept. of Forestry Patuxent Wildlife.
BIOMES. INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES 1.Describe how plants determine the name of a biome. 2.Explain how temperature and precipitation determine which plants.
1 Unit A: Introduction to Forestry Lesson 1: Defining Forests.
Chapter 6 The Human Population and Its Impact. Case Study New England Forests Come Full Circle 1.Describe the temperate forest as seen by the Pilgrims.
WATER CATCHMENT AND RIVER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP GAIRLOCH This workshop Highlights ENVIRONMENTAL Packages within the Scottish Rural Development Programme.
The Ecology Core Dataset: Information to Support Effective Management in the Pacific Northwest The Ecology Core Dataset: Information to Support Effective.
Biological Communities Chapter How Organisms Interact in Communities Objectives Identify the distinguishing features of symbiotic relationships.
Vocabulary terms to know vocabulary terms to know 1.Biome 2.Climate 3.Latitude 4.Altitude 5.Permafrost 6.Epiphyte 7. Understory 8. Canopy 9. Emergent Layer.
Objective Interpret wildlife management practices as related to good environmental management.
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