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private landowner oak guide cover (72ppi 4x)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.


Altman and Stephens 2012 Land managers guide to oak ecosystem cover (72ppi 4x)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 72ppi 5xXPrairie, 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.



Oaks 20170603 cropped (72ppi 3x)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.



RCPP handout imageFor 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 current programs.



Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network Ecological Monitoring Plan, The overarching goals of this monitoring plan are to work in partnership to acquire, curate, analyze, and distribute data needed to transparently evaluate performance toward achieving the outputs and outcomes identified in the KSON Strategic Action Plan (SAP). As part of the SAP, the partnership used a viability assessment framework to inform the selection of six Key Ecological Attributes (KEAs) and identified indicators to measure conditions for each target habitat. This ecological monitoring plan includes three monitoring objectives 1) Spatially track treatment planning and project implementation, 2) Measure treatment-induced changes in Key Ecological Attributes, and 3) Measure landscape scale Ecological Outcomes. In combination, this monitoring will evaluate how effectively a restoration treatment shifts a given target habitat from its current to its desired condition. Results will also be examined at the project and landscape scale to measure progress toward improved health and increased target acreage where appropriate. Within each project, the best available science and ongoing monitoring results will be applied to adaptive management through regular implementation review.


The KSON Oak Restoration Planning Web Map is designed to be a tool that can be used to explore oak distribution across the KSON geography in Southern Oregon and Northern California, as well as other information relevant to oak restoration planning. The tool includes analysis and mapping that was incorporated into the 2020 KSON Strategic Conservation Action Plan. All of the data in this map is publicly available and can be used either in the tool itself or exported to another map or project.

Click here to view KSON Web Map Demo

Click here for the KSON Web Map User Guide 

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