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The Impact of Logging on Red Squirrels in an Idaho Conifer Forest

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Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) population densities were studied on logged and unlogged plots in an Idaho Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forest. Squirrel population densities were estimated before and after logging by using spot-mapping methods. In the unlogged forest, we estimated 0.75 to 1.25 individuals/ac, but in the second year after logging there were only 0.05 to 0.08 squirrels/ac. Red squirrel densities on logged study plots were less than one-fifth those on unlogged plots. West. J. Appl. For. 1:73-76 July 1986.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Intermountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 316 East Myrtle Street, Boise, ID 83702

Publication date: 01 July 1986

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