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Managing Urban Forests to Increase or Decrease Gray Squirrel Populations

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Managers of urban forests may want to improve habitat for gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) where more are desired, or to reduce habitat quality where squirrels are a nuisance. Habitat characteristics that are desirable for either purpose were determined by trapping and line-transect censusing squirrels on a 276-acre tract that resembles an urban park. These findings and related information support five habitat-management procedures for increasing and four procedures for decreasing populations of gray squirrels.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant professor and wildlife biologist, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Publication date: February 1, 1984

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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