OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests Research Program

Salamander

MISSION

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 2016 PROGRAM PRIORITIES


FY 2016 PROGRAM OF RESEARCH

The following three new research projects have been funded for FY 2016:

1.  Identifying primary and secondary controls on turbidity and sediment yield in Oregon’s long-term paired watershed studies (FY 2016 -FY2017) -- Kevin Bladon, Catalina Segura, Arne Skaugset, Sherri Johnson

 

2.  Top-down effects of wildlife and bottom-up drivers of soils and productivity in intensively managed forest plantations (FY2016) -- Jeff Hatten, Matt Betts, Thomas Stokely

 

3.  Revisiting the CFIRP: Assessing long-term ecological value and characteristics of snags created for wildlife (FY 2016-FY 2017) -- Jim Rivers, Joan Hagar

 

FY 2015 PROGRAM OF RESEARCH

The following six new research projects were 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

  

 

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FWHMF Past Progress Reports