What is it about?
We examined stream salamander abundance in headwater streams located within forests subject to timber harvesting over a 75 year period in West Virginia. Our results suggest that long-term timber harvesting reduces salamander abundance, possibly by reducing available cover.
Why is it important?
Despite reduced salamander abundance in streams near forests subject to long-term timber harvesting, these practices do not appear to have threatened long-term persistence of stream salamanders in central Appalachian headwater streams.
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This page is a summary of: Long-term partial cutting impacts on Desmognathus salamander abundance in West Virginia headwater streams, Forest Ecology and Management, January 2008, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2007.03.073.
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