About the Authors

Joseph M. Kiesecker

jkiesecker@TNC.ORG

Affiliation Global Conservation Lands Program, The Nature Conservancy, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Jeffrey S. Evans

Affiliation Global Conservation Lands Program, The Nature Conservancy, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Joe Fargione

Affiliation North America Conservation Region, The Nature Conservancy, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Kevin Doherty

Address Current address: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America

Affiliation Audubon Society, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Kerry R. Foresman

Affiliation Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, United States of America

Thomas H. Kunz

Affiliation Department of Biology, Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Dave Naugle

Affiliation College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, United States of America

Nathan P. Nibbelink

Affiliation Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Neal D. Niemuth

Affiliation United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JK JE JF KD DN NN NN. Performed the experiments: JK JE JF. Analyzed the data: JE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JK JE JF KD DN NN NN. Wrote the paper: JK JE JF KD KF DN TK NN NN.