Category: Publications

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]

Habitat Management for Turkeys on Small Woodlands

Seeing flocks of wild turkeys along forest roads and in adjacent small fields is increasingly common throughout much of the forested areas of Oregon and Washington. Many forest land owners can long remember turkeys showing up at livestock feeding stations in winter, hearing the loud gobbling of the males echoing across forest land during the [Continue]

Quail on Small Woodlands

Three species of wild quail may be found in the Northwest, but one of them is rare. The mountain quail is a native to both Washington and Oregon and the valley or California quail is native to southern Oregon. In the early part of the century, the bobwhite quail was introduced rather randomly into various [Continue]

Managing Small Woodlands For Grouse

The Northwest has six of the ten species of North American grouse. Three of the species are found in forested areas and may be impacted by operations on small woodlands. Forest grouse of the Northwest include the ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus), the blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus), and the Franklin’s or spruce grouse (Dendragapus canadensis). The [Continue]

Techniques and Tools for Monitoring Wildlife on Small Woodlands

Monitoring wildlife can provide many unique insights into the health and productivity of forestland. The drive for monitoring wildlife on your property may stem from personal goals, business objectives, or regulatory requirements. Wildlife observations and monitoring can help you understand your property and help you reach management objectives by… Click Here forPDF

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]