Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests Research Program



The mission of the program is to provide new information about fish and wildlife habitat within Oregon's actively managed forests through research, technology transfer, and service activities.  Current priorities for new program activities favor those that contribute to the scientific information base that supports the Oregon Forest Practices Act and also Oregon's actively managed federal forest lands.  The goals are to provide the Information needed by forest managers to guide responsible stewardship of fish and wildlife habitat resources consistent with land management objectives, and by policy makers to establish and evaluate informed forest policy and regulations.



The following six new research projects have been funded for FY 2015:

1. Effects of Landscape-Scale Forest Management on Pacific Marten Occupancy and Population Connectivity in Coastal Oregon (FY 2015-FY 2016) -- John Bailey, Keith Slauson, Katie Moriarty

2. Modeling Geomorphic Response to Large Wood Introduction as a Strategy to Restore Fish Habitat in Managed Forest Watershed  (FY 2015-FY 2016) -- Catalina Segura, Christopher Lorion, Stacy A. Polkowske

3. Natural Variability in Water Quality and Changes after Forest Harvest in the Trask Watershed  (FY 2015-FY 2016) -- Jeff Hatten, Alba Argerich, Sherri Johnson

4. Assessing the Demographic Response of Early Seral Songbird Species to Intensive Forest Management (FY 2015-FY 2016) -- Matthew G. Betts, James W. Rivers


5. Experimental Evaluation of Plethodontid Salamander Responses to Forest Harvesting (FY 2015-FY 2016) -- Barbara Lachenbruch, Tiffany Garcia, Andrew J. Kroll, Blake Murden




Five research projects were funded for FY 2014, four of which continue on into FY 2015:

1. Sediment Transport Prototypes: Novel Methods to Disconnect Roads from Streams (FY 2014-FY 2015) -- Ben Leshchinsky, Kevin Boston, Marvin Pyles, Arne Skaugset


2. How Does Harvesting Affect the Source and Quantity of Instream Sediment and How Does that Affect Instream Organisms? (FY 2014-FY 2015) -- Jeff Hatten, Sherri Johnson, Judy Li, Alba Argerich


3. Riparian Forest Structure and Bottom-up Drivers of Fish Production in Headwater Streams (FY 2014-FY 2015) -- Michael P. Nelson, Dana Warren, Ivan Arismendi


 4. Early Seral Ecosystem Services Provided by Wildlife Across a Gradient in Herbicide Use:  An Experimental Study (FY 2014-FY 2015) -- Matthew G. Betts, Jake Verchuyl, Thomas Stokely


One FY 2014 project was concluded as of June 30, 2014:

Technical Support and Database Management for Manuscript Preparation:  Alsea Watershed Study (FY 2014) -- Jeff Hatten, Amy Simmons

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