assessment of sustainability of our forests

Southern Forest Resource Assessment

final wording of assessment question TERRA-5, its manager, work plan and other information about how this question is being addressed

Assessment Question TERRA-5:

What conditions will be needed to maintain plant and animal species associations in the South?

  Margaret Griep (MGR)

 Work Plan

 Previous wording

  Contact Question Mgr.

  July 2000 update

  Oct 2000 update

  Contact Question Mgr.

  Draft Report

  Final Report
Detailed Issues:
  1. Evaluate the role that various forest types and successional stages (including monotypic stands) play in providing wildlife habitat.
  2. Consider game, non-game and Threatened and Endangered species.
  3. Describe general habitat characteristics necessary to sustain viable populations of forest wildlife.
  4. Evaluate the role of coarse woody debris and snags and address their availability.
  5. Include the effects of vertical structure of forests in this analysis.
  6. Identify current and anticipated threats to these habitat associations.
  7. Evaluate native forests, corridors and linkages, diversity of types and interior Forest "core areas", fire dependent communities, managed forests, mature forests and fragmentation.
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