Category: Westside – moist – Habitats

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]

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]