Category: Westside – moist – Habitats

Westside Douglas-Fir Forests and Wildlife: Management Tools for Family Forest Owners

Westside Douglas-fir forests are one of the most productive forest types in the world and are common in Oregon and Washington. These forests provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife species. A variety of wildlife species depend upon westside Douglas-fir forests in different ways at every successional stage. Providing vegetative diversity and structure within [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]

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]