How does wildlife respond when forest management helps to reduce ‪#‎wildfire‬ risk?

Forest managers in the western United States often face difficult choices when it comes to reducing wildfire hazards while also maintaining wildlife habitat in forests that have changed dramatically in the last century.

The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and partners are working to find the balance between forest restoration and habitat conservation in a new era of forest management…

Read entire blog here: US Forest Service


1st photo: Research highlights the challenge of meeting multiple forest management objectives, such as reducing wildfire risk while maintaining habitat for sensitive species like the California spotted owl.
(Photo by John S. Senser, U.S. Forest Service)

2nd photo: Deer mice and chipmunks were among the dominant small mammals in the study area and were mostly unaffected by the fuel reduction treatments.
(Photo by David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org)