DATE & TIME
May 15, 2013; 10-11:30am MDT This webinar has been cancelled, but will be offered in the fall.
Terrie Jain and Mike Battaglia - USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
Sustaining wildlife habitat is a critical element in several fuel treatment decisions, and treatments need to be designed and implemented in concert with habitat needs of the different species of conservation concern within and near a treated area. In our interviews with wildlife biologists and managers, a recurring issue was the need to improve communication among resource specialists that focus on vegetation manipulation and those that work with wildlife. To better understand their perspectives, we asked wildlife biologists to identify the concerns and questions that proposals for fuel treatments typically produce. We organized this discussion around those questions with the aim of enhancing communication and integration of wildlife elements in fuels planning and implementation. Our goal is not to provide the exact answers to these general questions, but to identify the types of information that can be used as a starting point for planning and discussion among specialists.
DISCUSSION & READING
There will be opportunities to share ideas and ask questions. As a primer, you may be interested in reading chapter 6 in A comprehensive Guide to Fuel Management Practices for Dry Mixed Conifer Forests in the Northwestern United States.
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