Month: September 2015

Family Forests and Wildlife

Family Forests and Wildlife: What You Need to Know Family forest landowners have many reasons for owning forestland; enjoying wildlife and providing wildlife habitat consistently rank as top motivators. This publication, the keystone, in a series by the Woodland Fish and Wildlife Group, will give you some ideas on where to begin in deciding how [Continue]

Wood Ducks on Small Woodlands

Some people say the wood duck (Aix sponsa) drake is the most spectacularly marked duck in the world. Others limit the claim to North America. Regardless, the male “woodie” is one of nature’s masterpieces. In flight, these birds are unusual in appearance with their crested heads, square tails and broad wings. But, close up or [Continue]

Wildlife on White Oaks Woodlands

Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana) provides visual variety to landscapes, income to woodland owners, and habitat for many wildlife species. If unrestrained by over-topping vegetation or disturbance, Oregon oak grow to impressive dimensions and ages. The foliage on spreading branches of massive oak creates shady summer retreats for wildlife and people, and this tree can [Continue]

Coastal Douglas-Fir Forests and Wildlife

The survival of wildlife species depends on diverse habitats. In coastal Douglas-fir forests, diverse habitats can be enhanced by using silviculture systems that allow for management of both forest resources and wildlife. These systems can provide landowners with financial return while also protecting wildlife. There is an essential relationship between wildlife existence and the composition [Continue]