Restoring Oak Habitats in Southern Oregon and Northern California: A Guide for Private Landowners describes how to apply conservation practices for Oregon white oak and California black oak habitats on private lands in southern Oregon and northern California. The document first discusses the importance and history of oak habitats and then provides detailed conservation guidelines for oak habitat restoration. Also, the guide includes supplemental resources for the restorationminded private landowner, including a list of organizations that will assist with private lands restoration as well as step-by-step instructions for monitoring birds on your land to track the return of wildlife following oak restoration activities.
Land Manager’s Guide to Oak Ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest provides an overview of oak ecosystems and discusses threats to these environments with focus on the habitat relationships between birds and oak habitats.
Prairie, Oaks and People – A Conservation Business Plan to Revitalize the Prairie-Oak Habitats of the Pacific Northwest is a conservation strategy to help conserve oak woodlands and native prairies from northern California to British Columbia. It outlines outlines the case for long-term investments that will restore a signature feature of the region’s historic landscape. The oak restoration project KSON has been working on at Table Rocks is one of the projects features in the companion profile projects supplement.
OakBirdPop is an interactive tool to inform land managers and others in the Pacific Northwest in the planning and implementation of oak habitat management and restoration actions. The goal is to help assess the projected population response of 31 oak-associated bird species to oak habitat changes. OakBirdPop serves as an interactive supplement to the Land Manager’s Guide to Bird Habitat and Populations in Oak Ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest.
For landowners in our focal region interested in learning more about funding oak restoration projects on private property, see the handout with background and contact information about recent programs.