Date of this Version
Taylor, J.D. 2013. Wildlife in managed forests: An overview of perspectives from the Pacific Northwest. Forest Ecology and Management 310:1027-1028. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.10.024.
1. Introduction- Humans rely on forests for fiber, food, water, shelter, recreation, inspiration, and various other benefits. Similarly, many species of native fauna depend on forests to meet their seasonal and annual requirements. Forests in the Pacific Northwest have a longstanding history of providing high quality forest products, and ownership across a complex matrix of forest stands is divided among provincial, federal, state, tribal, and private entities. Over time, requirements to provide forest products have increasingly rested with industrial and non-industrial private landowners. Concomitantly, forest management has evolved and intensified on private lands in response to increases in national and global demand for forest products, increasing urbanization, shifting policy on public forests, and a more complex regulatory environment.