Category: Publications

Bats and Small Woodlands

Bats are small flying mammals that come out at night, emerging from crevices in rocks, trees, caves, bridges and buildings with the ability to fly in complete darkness! Bats are a remarkably diverse and wide spread species group, with important ecological roles.   Bats and Small Woodlands

Oregon White Oak and Wildlife

Oregon White Oak and Wildlife: Tools for Family Forestland Owners The graceful, spreading Oregon white oak presides over many rich landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and anchors many rich native habitats. This species provides habitat for over 200 wildlife species, including insects, birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Due to their ability to survive drought [Continue]

Amphibians in Managed Woodlands

Amphibians in Managed Woodlands: Tools for Family Forestland Owners Amphibians are among the most ancient vertebrate fauna on earth. There are 32 species of amphibians found in Oregon and Wash­ington. Many are strongly associated with freshwater habitats, such as rivers, streams, wetlands, and artificial ponds.  Amphibians are of great ecological impor­tance and can be found [Continue]

Managing Small Woodlands for Raptors

Managing Small Woodlands for Raptors: Oregon & Washington The soaring wings, sharp talons and intense eyes of raptors, have long inspired people. Raptors, or birds of prey, include hawks, eagles, osprey, falcons, owls and vultures. Raptors are powerful hunters and fill unique ecological roles, particularly by preying upon a variety of species including small mammals, [Continue]

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]