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Raccoon spatial requirements and multi-scale habitat selection within an intensively managed central Appalachian forest

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Sheldon F. Owen, Jacob L. Berl, John W. Edwards, W. Mark Ford, and Petra Bohall Wood, 2015, Raccoon spatial requirements and multi-scale habitat selection within an intensively managed central Appalachian forest: American Midland Naturalist, v. 174, iss. 1.

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We studied a raccoon (Procyon lotor) population within a managed central Appalachian hardwood forest in West Virginia to investigate the effects of intensive forest management on raccoon spatial requirements and habitat selection. Raccoon home-range (95% utilization distribution) and core-area (50% utilization distribution) size differed between sexes with males maintaining larger (2×) home ranges and core areas than females. Home-range and core-area size did not differ between seasons for either sex. We used compositional analysis to quantify raccoon selection of six different habitat types at multiple spatial scales. Raccoons selected riparian corridors (riparian management zones [RMZ]) and intact forests (> 70 y old) at the core-area [...]

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