Mexican Spotted Owl Habitat Monitoring in the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project, Mormon Mountain Area
Project Animal(s) : Mexican spotted owl
Project Category : Birds
Project Region : North America
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : http://flagstaffwatershedprotection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FWPP-2015-ERI-MSO-Report.pdf
Project is timebound? : No
In 2015, the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University continued progress on a project to investigate Mexican Spotted Owl (MSO) responses to changes in habitat characteristics associated with the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project.
The FWPP project proposes landscape scale restoration that has the potential to affect more than 15 known Mexican Spotted Owl (MSO) protected activity centers (PACs). PACs are intended to sustain and enhance areas that are presently, recently or historically occupied by breeding MSOs, and must be at least 600 acres (USFWS 2012). A PAC is not intended to encompass the entire home range of an owl (USFWS 2012). For more information about the MSO, please refer to the 2012 Recovery plan for the Mexican Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis lucida), First Revision, (USFWS 2012).
Included in this report are the results of the Flagstaff Ranger District 2015 MSO monitoring and inventory for the FWPP project area. For full report click here: 2015 FWPP MSO Monitoring Report_Final
Project Agency : Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project
Project Agency Contact : http://flagstaffwatershedprotection.org/
Additional Information :
2015 FWPP MSO Monitoring Final Report: http://www.flagstaffwatershedprotection.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2015-FWPP-MSO-Monitoring-Report_Final.pdf