Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 28, 2019

How Wildfire  Management Can Impact Spotted Owls

UC- Berkeley News reports

Spotted owl populations are in decline all along the West Coast, and as climate change increases the risk of large and destructive wildfires in the region, these iconic animals face the real threat of losing even more of their forest habitat.

Rather than attempting to preserve the owl’s remaining habitat exactly as is, wildfire management — through prescribed burning and restoration thinning — could help save the species, argues a new paper by fire ecologists and wildlife biologists and appearing today (July 2 ) in the journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Read full article at Is wildfire management ‘for the birds’? | Berkeley News


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