DEBATE OF '98- responsibilities of forest land owners

Don Baccus dhogaza at
Mon Apr 27 12:11:38 EST 1998

In article <6hvvrl$9o7$1 at>,  <dhogaza at> wrote:

>Not quite true Don. West of the Cascades, according to Chris Maser, the main
>prey is the California Red-backed vole, with smaller incidental prey including
>squirrel, white-footed deer mouse, pack rat, and Red tree vole.

>Chris has also estimated production of California Red-backed vole (no science
>here, just guess) at 500-3000 per acre, easily making it the largest animate
>biomass available.

Hmm...when did he publish this?  The flying squirrel stuff came from very
early studies in the 1970s and of course far many more nso, in many
more locales in the PNW, have been studied since then.

- Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza at>
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