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 in all forest age classes. Many amphibian species utilize both aquatic and upland habitats throughout their life-cycle, therefore, they are considered good indicators of habitat quality. Landowners can promote amphib­ian habitat on their property to improve overall ecosystem health and to support the species themselves, many of which have declining or threatened populations. This publica­tion describes amphibian habitats, which amphibian species are found in Oregon and Washington, common threats, and habitat recommended enhancement techniques.

Amphibians in Managed Woodlands: Tools for Family Forestland Owners

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