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 2019 Funding Announcement

One-page concept papers are requested for the FY2019 program and are due by Nov. 16, 2017 at 12 PM (noon) PT (see guidelines below), and will be reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee on Nov. 28, 2017. Selected concept papers will be invited to submit full proposals to be due Jan. 20, 2018. The Technical Advisory Committee will review the full proposals at the February 6, 2018 planning meeting.

 Progress Reports

 FY2018 Program of Research

 New Research Projects

  1. Experimental Evaluation of Plethodontid Salamander Response to Forest Harvest (FY 18-FY19) -- Tiffany Garcia, AJ Kroll, Jessica Homyack, Claudine Reynolds, David Shaw
  2. Does a Lack of Structures for Nest Building Limit Red Tree Vole Occupancy of Actively Managed Forest? (FY 18-FY19) -- Damon Lesmeister, John Bailey, Mark Linnell
  3. Identifying distribution boundaries at the upper extent of fish in streams using eDNA (FY 18-FY19) -- Brooke Penaluna, Ivan Arismendi, Tiffany Garcia, Jessica Homyack, Taal Levi, Dana Warren
  4. Quantifying fish response to management creating riparian forest canopy gaps (FY 18-FY19) -– Dana Warren, Maryanne Reiter

 Continuing 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. Assessing Pollinator Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances in Mixed-Conifer Forests (FY 17-FY 18) -- Jim Rivers, James Cane
  3. Distribution of Rare Forest Carnivores (Fisher, Marten) in Coastal Southern Oregon (FY 17) -- John Bailey, Katie Moriarty
  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

   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