Region’s Oaks Ecologically Important
Oak habitats support more biodiversity than any other habitat in southern Oregon, but they have been slowly fading away over the past century due, in large part, to fire suppression policies that have allowed conifers to encroach upon and ultimately replace oak stands. The Klamath Bird Observatory is dedicated to oak restoration and KBO’s Jaime Stephens was interviewed by the Klamath Falls Herald and News for her work, alongside 22 partners, on the Central Umpqua-Mid-Klamath Oak Habitat Conservation Project. Read the December 4th, 2012 article titled “Region’s Oak Stands Ecologically Important” online or click here for a PDF of the article text. Oak habitat is important for many birds, including Oak Titmouse and White-breasted Nuthatch.