GOSHAWK MANAGEMENT PLAN AND OPEN HOUSE! 2/99
The Forest Service has initiated a proposal to develop management direction that will maintain or restore northern goshawk habitat on Utahs national forests, the primary place where goshawk resides. The management plan will be in place until forest plans are revised. The goshawk is a medium sized, rarely seen, forest dwelling bird-of- prey with a wing span of 38- 45 inches. Adults have a slate blue back and black head with a distinctive white line over the eye. Underparts are pale blue-gray with fine black barring.
COMMENTS ARE DUE MARCH 10 at the N. Utah Goshawk Team, Uinta National Forest, P.O. Box 1428, Provo, UT 84601. You can e-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. An OPEN HOUSE WILL BE HELD 25 FEBRUARY, 12-2 PM and again from 6-8 PM at the Department of Natural Resources Building, Room A-B, 1594 West North Temple in SLC. You can obtain information from the homepage, www.fs.fed.us/r4/goshawk.
While the proposal has many good management ideas, there are 4 crucial factors that you should consider:
The best management strategy for goshawk is to allow ecological processes to work, including natural fires. GOSHAWKS DONT NEED ROADS, SAWS, AND LOGGING!