Songbird Ecology in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests: A Literature Review

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Category: Ecological Research

Title: Songbird Ecology in Southwestern Forest Service Ponderosa Pine Forests: A Literature Review

Author: Block, W.M. , Finch, D.M.

Subject: Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Birds

Abstract: This publication reviews and synthesizes the literature about ponderosa pine forests of the Southwest, with emphasis on the biology, ecology, and conservation of songbirds. Critical bird-habitat management issues related to succession, snags, old growth, fire, logging, grazing, recreation, and landscape scale are addressed. Overviews of the ecology, current use, and history of Southwestern ponderosa pine forests are also provided. This report is one of the outcomes of the Silver vs homasco urt-settlement agreement of 1996. It is intended for planners, scientists, and conservationists in solving some of the controversies over managing forests and birds in the Southwest.

Date: 1997

Type: Report

Source: General Technical Report

Identifier: RM-GTR-292

Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Format: PDF

Language: English