Technical Bulletin No. 0787: Effects of Forest Structure on Spatial Distribution of American Marten

American marten (Martes americana) are frequently reported to require late-successional, conifer-dominated forests. In the northeastern United States, however, marten use mixed coniferous-deciduous and deciduous-dominated forests, as well as forests defoliated by insects or managed for fiber. Previous research in Maine also has shown that American marten avoid recent and regenerating clearcuts with tree height <6 m when establishing home ranges.