KSON works with the community and partners within the Klamath Siskiyou Bioregion to:
Oaks in the Klamath Siskiyou Bioregion…
What makes them so special?
Contain some of the most biodiverse habitat in southern Oregon and northern California (many endemic plants, >300 vertebrate species)
Oak woodlands are an Oregon Conservation Strategy Habitat (ODFW 2006).
Oaks provided critical physical and cultural resources for native people.
Fire-adapted; were maintained using burning as a management tool.
A mosaic of oak vegetation provides fire resilience to the landscape.
Oak woodlands have experienced losses up to 33% in California and up to 95% in Oregon.