Month: May 2015

Managing Forest Habitats for Migrant Songbirds

Hearing the song of a yellow-rumped warbler or an olive-sided flycatcher during the early morning hours is a sure sign that spring has arrived. Many bird enthusiasts look forward to the annual return of birds we associate with the end of winter. The majority of the bird species that spend the spring and summer in [Continue]

Managing Western Juniper for Wildlife

Western juniper can provide valuable habitat for many wildlife species. However, too many trees cause the loss of important understory plant species, a loss that can degrade wildlife habitat. When managing juniper woodlands for wildlife it is important to maintain a balance of plant layers, including wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. This publication provides information [Continue]

Managing for Deer and Elk on Small Woodlands

Both deer and elk play important roles in the ecology and culture of the Pacific Northwest. These iconic animals can provide both substantial benefits to woodland owners through viewing and hunting, but can also be considered pest due to the damage they are known to cause. There are many pressures on habitat for these species. [Continue]

Beaver, Muskrat, and Nutria on Small Woodlands

Three semi-aquatic rodents distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest are the beaver (Castor canadensis), muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), and nutria (Myocastor coypus). Each can easily be identified in hand, but it can be difficult to tell them apart in their aquatic habitats. All three species have lips that close behind their large incisor teeth. This allows the [Continue]

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