Forest Survey data have potential for use in obtaining information on the condition and diversity of the Nation's forest resources relevant to wildlife habitat that is needed for planning and monitoring at State and regional levels. In this study, Forest Survey data were used to assess nongame bird habitat potential based on food and shelter requirements on 24 plots. These assessments were then evaluated using bird numbers. Results of the analyses showed some correlation of bird numbers with tree canopy variables, and illustrate the potential for using Forest Survey data for wildlife habitat assessment, for identifying opportunities to improve habitat through management, and for predicting change in conditions over time.
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, "Assessment of Nongame Bird Habitat Using Forest Survey Data" (1990). Wildlife Conservation and Management. Paper 4.