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1. Berigan et al. estimated spotted owl core areas of use from:

a) radiotelemetry data collected from all birds on our study area.
b) observed nest and roost locations over a period of more than 20 years.
c) delineation of forest stands containing suitable owl habitat using aerial photos.
2. The results of Berigan et al. suggest that the US Forest Service management strategy for California spotted owls in the Sierra Nevada has:
a) protected critical owl habitat over long time periods.
b) done a poor job of protecting the habitat actually used by owls..
c) should be supplemented with a program of habitat manipulation around owl nest sites.

3. The "rational expectations" approach contrasts with earlier modeling techniques in forestry in what way according to Sedjo and Tian?

a) The rational expectations model allows only past decisions to inform current decisions.
b) The rational expectations model is based entirely on current decisions.
c) The rational expectations models allows future expectations to directly inform current decisions.

4. Forest health has many interpretations in common usage and in the literature. Which of these is not one of the four definitions of forest health held by participants in the adaptive management process studied by Sulak and Huntsinger?

a) In a healthy forest there is no human intervention or management.
b) In a healthy forest ecological processes are functioning and there is plenty of biodiversity.
c) In a healthy forest current conditions are similar to those found before 1850 and European influence.

5. In the article by Sulak and Huntsinger, which characteristic of adaptive management affiliated person was most correlated with the view that resilience is an important component of forest health?

a) Those who did not participate
b) Those who participated infrequently
c) Those who participated actively and continuously
6. According to the Snyder and Butler analysis, which region of the country has typically had the lowest percentage of private landowners willing to allow public recreational access?
a) South
b) ) North
c) West

7. Which of the following hypotheses posed by Snyder and Butler was not positively supported by the results of their analysis?

a) Those who owned more forestland would be more likely to provide public recreational access.
b) Landowners with a college degree would be less likely to permit public recreational access.
c) Owners who own or manage their forest lands for economic gain would be less likely to allow public recreational access.
8. According to the article by Sugden et al., BMP application rates in Montana have had the largest percentage increase since 1990 in which land ownership category?
a) Nonindustrial private lands
b) Industrial private lands
c) Federal lands

9. A key factor in the success of Montana's BMP program cited by Sugden et al. has been:

a) consistent statewide enforcement with DNRC service foresters identifying the BMPs needed
b) loggers viewing the program as a common sense approach and being proud of their compliance.
c) additional funding provided by EPA to insure consistent audit processes.
10. In their survey of Lake Tahoe Basin homeowners, Wilson et al. found that the most motivating message frame for managing forest health is the need for:
a) improvement.
b) maintenance.
c) restoration.