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.


FY 2018 Program of Research

FY 2017 Program of Research


New Research Projects

1. Predicting Stream Nutrient Concentrations from Landscape Metrics to Develop Better Nutrient Criteria (FY 17-FY 18) -- Alba Argerich, Kevin Bladon, Jeff Hatten, Sherri Johnson

2. Distribution of Rare Forest Carnivores (Fisher, Marten) in Coastal Southern Oregon (FY 17) -- John Bailey, Katie Moriarty

3. Assessing Pollinator Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances in Mixed-Conifer Forests (FY 17-FY 18) -- Jim Rivers, James Cane

4. The Role of Catchment Storage in Controlling Stream Temperature Response to Forest Harvesting (FY 17) -- Catalina Segura, Nickolas Cook, Kevin Bladon

5. From Chaos to Consistency: Moving Towards Data Stewardship and Sharing for the Watershed Research Cooperative (FY 17) -- Jon Souder, Jeff Hatten, Lisa Ganio, Kevin Bladon


Continuing Research Projects

6. Identifying Primary and Secondary Controls on Turbidity and Sediment Yield in Oregon’s Long-Term Paired Watershed Studies (FY 16 -FY 17) -- Kevin Bladon, Catalina Segura, Arne Skaugset, Sherri Johnson

 7.  Revisiting the CFIRP: Assessing long-term ecological value and characteristics of snags created for wildlife (FY 16-FY 17) -- Jim Rivers, Joan Hagar

Funding for these projects ended June 30, 2016

1. Effects of Landscape-Scale Forest Management on Pacific Marten Occupancy and Population Connectivity in Coastal Oregon(FY 15-FY 16) -- John Bailey, Katie Moriarty

2. Assessing the Demographic Response of Early Seral Songbird Species to Intensive Forest Management (FY 15-FY 16) -- Matthew G. Betts, James W. Rivers

3.  Top-Down Effects of Wildlife and Bottom-Up Drivers of Soils and Productivity in Intensively Managed Forest Plantations (FY 16) -- Jeff Hatten, Matt Betts, Thomas Stokely

4. Natural Variability in Water Quality and Changes after Forest Harvest in the Trask Watershed  (FY 15-FY 16) -- Jeff Hatten, Alba Argerich, Sherri Johnson

 5. Experimental Evaluation of Plethodontid Salamander Responses to Forest Harvesting (FY 15-FY 16) -- Barbara Lachenbruch, Tiffany Garcia, Andrew J. Kroll, Blake Murden

6. Modeling Geomorphic Response to Large Wood Introduction as a Strategy to Restore Fish Habitat in Managed Forest Watershed (FY 15-FY 16) -- Catalina Segura, Christopher Lorion, Stacy A. Polkowske

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Past Program Research and Progress Reports