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 2017 Request for Proposals

FY 2017 Program Priorities (Dec 14, 2015)

FY2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) (Dec 14, 2015)

FWHMF Required Budget Template - (Jan 13, 2016)


FY 2016 Program of Research


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

4. 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


5. 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


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


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


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

Funding for these projects ended June 30, 2015


1. Technical Support and Database Management for the Alsea Watershed Study Revisited (FY 2015) -- Jeffery Hatten, Amy Simmons


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


 3. 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


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


 5. 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

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FWHMF Past Progress Reports