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Janet Green's clearly written book goes a long way toward clarifying the ecological issues involved as they apply to the forested regions of Minnesota. Birds and Forests is written as an instructive guide for non-specialists who want to know about the issues involved in ecosystem-based management of forests and wildlife in Minnesota. Green eschews 'wildlife habitat,' which is vague and begs the question, which wildlife? Instead, the focus is on birds because of their diversity, habitat specificity, relative ease of study, and popularity.