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Northern Goshawk

Progress in northern goshawk habitat

Because numbers of northern goshawk within the watershed are the result of both habitat within the watershed and influences outside the watershed and therefore outside our control, we measure progress under the HCP by focusing on upland forest habitat protection and restoration.

Measuring Success for Protecting Watershed Habitats
Active forest habitat restoration projects encompass only a small fraction of the land area in the watershed. Most of the forest will simply be protected from threats and left alone to develop the old-growth structure required for goshawk nesting through passive restoration. We measure our success in protecting watershed habitats for northern goshawk by documenting our efforts in preventing and suppressing fire. View more information on habitat protection metrics..

Measuring Success for Upland Forest Habitat Restoration
We document the number and location of areas treated with variable density thinning, development of large trees capable of supporting a goshawk nest, and number and location of created small canopy gaps that could be used for goshawk foraging. View upland forest habitat restoration metrics.