Category: Eastside – dry – Habitats

Wetlands as Varied as Our Region

The Pacific Northwest is highly varied geologically and biologically. This leads to an equally diverse range of wetlands types, including Sitka spruce / skunk cabbage swamps near the coast, willow-choked stream canyons and seasonally-wet salt grass flats east of the Cascades, remnant river channels and wet prairies in the Willamette Valley, and lodgepole pine / [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]