Katie Moriarty, Clinton W. Epps. Collaborators included William Zielinksi, John Bailey, Matt Betts
Latin name: Martes caurina
We studied the effects of thinning and fuels management on movement behaviors of Pacific Marten on the Lassen National Forest in California. The project was the first successful use of GPS collars on martens to describe movement in complex versus simplified forest stands as well as natural openings. We also used experimental approaches to determine how forest structure and seasonality influenced the willingness of martens to move through different habitats. The papers from this study have informed forest management by the Lassen National Forest as they seek to avoid negatively affecting forest carnivores in the course of their operations.