January 11, 2007

Wildlife & Trees of British Columbia

This new field guide presents current understandings of how British Columbia's forested ecosystems function as habitat for wildlife and provides recommendation on how to manage forests for wildlife species that depend on specific types of trees. A collaboration between biologists and foresters, this guide integrates conservation biology principles with forestry management practices. It is intended for anyone who is interested in how to maintain the biological diversity of forests, such as foresters, biologists, naturalists, land-use planners and others who regularly make decisions about trees. Its focus is wildlife trees, an important and threatened part of forest biodiversity, and 66 species of birds and mammals, some of them provincially designated as threatened or endangered, for which wildlife trees provide essential habitat.