Cascade Siskiyou National Monument Low Res GIF 1Two decades of Klamath Bird Observatory science have informed the establishment, management, and expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Since before its designation we have been conducting research and monitoring in the Monument area; our studies have included: 
 
• Pre-monument breeding bird inventories
• Investigating the effects of livestock utilization on birds and habitats
• Measuring bird population demographics
• Evaluating opportunities for monument expansion.
 
The results of these studies have been provided to the Monument’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) stewards, the scientific community, and the public through peer-reviewed publications and reports to support the protection and management of this unique area.  
 
To learn more about Klamath Bird Observatory’s role in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s past and present click here and here
 
Our science-driven partnership with the BLM and other monument supporters exemplifies the role of science in protecting and managing Federal lands.
 

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Klamath Bird Observatory Science

Klamath Bird Observatory conducts long-term monitoring and applied research projects that use birds as ecological indicators. Birds tell us about the functioning of the environment as a whole, and this has important consequences for birds, other wildlife, and human communities.

KBO's extensive long-term monitoring program provides information about the status of bird populations in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion. If we detect long-term population declines in several bird species, we can use knowledge about their species-specific habitat relationships to identify key habitat features that are likely underrepresented on the landscape. Thus, birds identify instances of environmental degradation and lead us to solutions.

KBO's applied research programs study the effects of habitat management, restoration, and natural disturbance on bird communities and populations. The outcomes of these studies enhance our understanding of ecosystem function and enable bird conservation to be incorporated into land management programs.

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