In recent years, conflicts between ecological conservation and economic growth forced a reassessment of the motivations and goals of wildlife and forestry management. Focus shifted from game and commodity management to biodiversity conservation and ecological forestry. Previously separate fields such as forestry, biology, botany, and zoology merged
Introduction. Vertebrate Habitat Selection. Forest Structure and Composition. Physical and Cultural Influences on Habitat Patterns. Disturbance Ecology and Habitat Dynamics. Silviculture and Habitat Management: Even-Aged Systems. Silviculture and Habitat Management: Uneven-Aged Systems. Desired Future Conditions. Riparian Area Management. Dead Wood Management. Landscape Structure and Composition. Landscape Connections. Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation. Landscape Management Plans. Ecoregional Assessments and Prioritization. Viable Populations in Dynamic Forests. Monitoring Habitat Elements and Populations. Forest Sustainability and Habitat Management. Regulatory and Legal Considerations. Should I Manage the Forest? Appendices. Index.