Volume 28, No. 10 - October 24, 2016

Louisiana pinesnake proposed for federal listing as a threatened species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently proposed to list the Louisiana pinesnake (Pituophis ruthveni), a reptile species from Louisiana and Texas, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

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Aspen harvest residue removals over 40 years increase understory plant diversity

The long-term effects of harvest residue management on plant species diversity were studied as part of a larger investigation initiated in 2011 across a 40-year chronosequence of aspen sites in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Federal agencies revise regulations concerning Endangered Species Act petitions

Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services) finalized changes to the process by which species are petitioned for listing, delisting, or reclassification under the Endangered Species Act.

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Paper reports on Pacific Northwest bird response to intensive forest management practices

Recently, investigators with Weyerhaeuser Company, Oregon State University, and NCASI published a paper reporting results from a study of bird community response to three levels of plant cover reduction (light, moderate, and intensive herbicide applications) in young Douglas-fir stands in relation to a control where no herbicide was applied. 

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