Come learn from amphibian experts about the role forests play in providing habitat for amphibians. These authors just released a new publication for landowners, Wildlife in Managed Forests: Forest Amphibians. They will discuss microhabitats, riparian buffers, and connectivity. Also summarize current research on the interaction of amphibians and forest management, along with recommendations for habitat management.
This class covers the principles of salmonid biology (including life cycles, ecological needs at various life stages, etc.) and introduces the audience to freshwater habitat components that are key to the survival of native species of freshwater fish, with particular emphasis on salmonids and lamprey. The roles of riparian vegetation on fish habitat creation are explored and management options for riparian forests are discussed.
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Become a Master Naturalist!
The Oregon Master Naturalist Program is for people interested in Oregon’s natural history and natural resources management who want to dedicate their time as volunteers. Take courses online and on-location in Oregon’s beautiful outdoors.
Topics covered include the natural history of plants, animals, habitats, and geology in Oregon, the history and processes of landscape change, as well as present-day sustainable natural resource management.
Trees and shrubs growing alongside streams in southwest Oregon are different from those in other areas. Learn what species of trees grow best in this unique environment, what size they will become, and what conditions each needs to thrive.
Riparian zones — those transition areas between bodies of water and land — are rich ecosystems that benefit man and nature. They make up a small percentage of the landscape but their importance far exceeds their geographic...
This class will cover basic steps involved with successful riparian tree and shrub planting as might be done on the open land of small farms or rural homesteads in the Willamette Valley or its foothills. Establishing trees ...
Jon Souder |
Jul 2020 |
Streams and Riparian Areas: Clean Water, Diverse Habitat
Streams and streambanks are vital but vulnerable wildlife habitat. Learn the steps you can take to improve vegetation and water quality on your riparian property. These recommendations can help protect birds, fish and other species, while helping you follow the law. This publication is part of the Land Steward Rural Resource Guidelines series.
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More riparian resources
Land Steward online course: The OSU Land Steward online course is designed for owners of woodlands, small farms, pasture or other rural land who want to manage their property's natural resources more effectively. This is a research-based, professionally developed course.
The Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
USGS Oregon Water Science Center: Our mission is to explore the natural world around us and provide reliable scientific information to help Federal, State, and local agencies, Tribes, and the public make well-informed decisions. Our research is widely used to manage Oregon's water resources for the benefit and safety of people and the environment.
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