Conserving Circumboreal Forests for Martens and Fishers

Conserving Circumboreal Forests for Martens and Fishers International Conservation News Conserving Circumboreal Forests for Martens and Fishers 1991 drew over 200 participants sistent close associations with mesic Members of the genus Marteg the from 14 countries to Laramie, Wyo- coniferous forests that have com- martens, sables and fishers, are ming. plex physical structure, most often scarce or have become regionally Populations of martens and fishers in old, uneven-aged stands. In win- extinct in some parts of their former have persisted or thrived in areas ter, when they are energetically lim- range. The boreal forest martens, a where hunting and trapping are reg- ited, sables and American martens sibling group of circumboreal Car- nivora (Anderson 1970) comprising ulated, and where mesic conifer- (Buskirk et al. 1988) specialize on small bird or mammal prey and rest the Eurasian pine marten (Martes dominated forests are structurally in sites beneath the snow, often in martes), the sable (M. zibellina), complex or vast in area. These con- association with coarse woody de- the Japanese marten (M. melam- ditions are met over most of the bris. They survive winter by highly pus), and the American marten (M. Holarctic taiga. But, in the southern selective use of stand ages and types, americana), range http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Conservation Biology Wiley

Conserving Circumboreal Forests for Martens and Fishers

Conservation Biology, Volume 6 (3) – Sep 1, 1992

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"Copyright © 1992 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company"
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1523-1739
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10.1046/j.1523-1739.1992.06030318.x
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International Conservation News Conserving Circumboreal Forests for Martens and Fishers 1991 drew over 200 participants sistent close associations with mesic Members of the genus Marteg the from 14 countries to Laramie, Wyo- coniferous forests that have com- martens, sables and fishers, are ming. plex physical structure, most often scarce or have become regionally Populations of martens and fishers in old, uneven-aged stands. In win- extinct in some parts of their former have persisted or thrived in areas ter, when they are energetically lim- range. The boreal forest martens, a where hunting and trapping are reg- ited, sables and American martens sibling group of circumboreal Car- nivora (Anderson 1970) comprising ulated, and where mesic conifer- (Buskirk et al. 1988) specialize on small bird or mammal prey and rest the Eurasian pine marten (Martes dominated forests are structurally in sites beneath the snow, often in martes), the sable (M. zibellina), complex or vast in area. These con- association with coarse woody de- the Japanese marten (M. melam- ditions are met over most of the bris. They survive winter by highly pus), and the American marten (M. Holarctic taiga. But, in the southern selective use of stand ages and types, americana), range

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Published: Sep 1, 1992

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