Silvicultural practices and red-cockaded woodpecker management: a reply to Rudolph and Conner
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): R. T. Engstrom; L. A. Brennan; W. L. Neel; R. M. Farrar; S. T. Lindeman; W. K. Moser; Sharon M. Hermann
Publication Year: 1996

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • cavity nesting birds
  • cavity trees
  • coniferous forests
  • diameter classes
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • forest products
  • land management
  • mortality
  • mosaic
  • national forests
  • needles
  • north Florida
  • overstory
  • Picoides borealis
  • pine forests
  • Pinus palustris
  • Pinus taeda
  • population density
  • private lands
  • Red Hills
  • regeneration
  • shelterwood
  • size classes
  • south Georgia
  • Tall Timbers Research Station
  • threatened and endangered species (animals)
  • wildlife
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 45935
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21566
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-W
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the Purpose and objectives (p.335) ... 'The purpose of this commentary is to offer an alternative viewpoint to Rudolph and Conner's in their comparison of uneven-aged management and irregular shelterwood for providing red-cockaded woodpecker habitat within the context of ecosystem management. Our objectives are to: (1) provide a broad view of natural disturbance regimes of southern pine (particularly longleaf) forests, (2) evaluate the merits and limitations of irregular shelterwood and unevenaged management for ecosystem management with emphasis on providing habitat for the red-cockaded woodpecker, and (3) encourage large-scale experiments involving silvicultural alternatives for ecosystem management.' © The Wildlife Society. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Engstrom, R. T., L. A. Brennan, W. L. Neel, R. M. Farrar, S. T. Lindeman, W. K. Moser, and S. M. Hermann. 1996. Silvicultural practices and red-cockaded woodpecker management: a reply to Rudolph and Conner. Wildlife Society Bulletin, v. 24, no. 2, p. 334-338.