Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 2317003

    Effects of forest development near nest sites on the reproductive success of Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis): an adaptive management approach: 2004/2005 annual report
Project lead: Babine Forest Products Ltd.
Contributing Authors: Mahon, Todd; Doyle, Frank I.
Imprint: S. l. : Wildfor Consultants Ltd., Wildlife Dynamics, 2005
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
The northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis, hereafter goshawk) is widely recognized as a species sensitive to forest development. Forest development activities that affect the nest area represent the most direct potential impact to goshawks because: 1) of the critical importance of the nest area for reproduction of the species, 2) the relatively small size of the nest area (~24 ha) makes it susceptible to being completely removed by a cutblock, 3) goshawks exhibit very strong site fidelity to nest areas, often using them for periods of years or decades, and it is unknown how successfully they can establish a new nest area once an original one becomes unavailable, and 4) there is high overlap with suitable nest area habitat and the Timber Harvesting Land Base .
Prepared by Todd Mahon, Wildfor Consultants Ltd., and Frank Doyle, Wildlife Dynamics.


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