Category: Ecological Research
Title: Working Paper 33: The 2012 Mexican Spotted Owl Recovery Plan Guidelines for Forest Restoration in the American Southwest
Author: * Egan, D.
Subject: Mexican spotted owl
Abstract: Comprehensive, collaborative forest restoration incorporates a broad array of social, economic, legal, and ecological concerns in the project planning and implementation processes. One issue that frequently emerges is the need to protect and restore habitat for endangered and threatened wildlife species. The Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) is a threatened species whose well-being and habitat must be considered when undertaking forest restoration projects in the American Southwest. This ERI working paper provides an overview of the forest management guidelines found in the 2012 Final Recovery Plan for the Mexican Spotted Owl, First Revision (USFWS 2012). It seeks to help land managers, especially silvilculturalists and fuel-management specialists, understand how the revised recovery plan affects forest restoration eorts where project goals include reducing the severity and scale of wildres as well as protecting and restoring Mexican spotted owl habitat. is working paper also updates ERI Working Paper 14 (James 2005), which looked at similar land management issues in the original 1995 Recovery Plan for the Mexican Spotted Owl: Vol. I (USFWS 1995).
Type: Working Papers
Source: ERI Working Papers
Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute