tall forest survey

Considering Habitat Suitability Index Models for Avian Habitat Design

Habitat suitability index (HSI) models offer a tool to guide restoration design for optimal habitat conditions for target species and other species in the same guild — to the extent practicable. HSI models are used in Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) to estimate the value of the habitat in a project area for the selected evaluation species (Stiehl 1995).