A Way to Balance Forest Restoration and Species Conservation

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The northern goshawk is a management indicator species. Photo: US Forest Service.

Recently published research highlights how trade-offs between forest restoration and species conservation can be balanced using science and strong partnerships among multiple organizations and agencies.

The research, carried out in partnership between the Landscape Conservation Initiative at Northern Arizona University and the nonprofit Conservation Science Partners, presents a regional-scale modeling framework that land managers can use to make decisions about forest and habitat conditions for sensitive species.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-06-regional-habitat-forest.html#jCp