Land Management Guides

The North American Bird Conservation Initiative, Partners in Flight, and other collaborationshave developed strategic bird and habitat conservation plans and other technical publications. Such plans are often detailed and information rich, representing the collective efforts of numerous individuals from multiple agencies and organizations. They are prepared to 1) stimulate and support a proactive approach to conservation and offer recommendations intended to guide planning efforts and the habitat management actions of land managers, 2) direct expenditures of government and non-government organizations, and 3) stimulate monitoring and research to support conservation. Often, the recommendations serve as the biological foundation for developing and implementing integrated conservation strategies for multiple species at multiple geographic scales to ensure functional ecosystems as indicated by healthy populations of landbirds.

Informing Ecosystem Management

BTP R1014 2011 Informing Ecosystem Mgt cover 72 ppi 4.5x6Informing Ecosystem Management: Science and Process for Landbird Conservation in the Western United States presents ten examples illustrating both the process and science behind bird conservation in the west. The articles 1) describe integrating bird conservation and effectiveness monitoring into land management guidelines with an emphasis on partnerships; and 2) present case studies which highlight bird monitoring within the adaptive management framework. This U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Technical Publication emphasizes both the science of monitoring and the process of its integration into land management because both are necessary in order for effectiveness monitoring to fully impact decision making. The document is intended to advance bird conservation by outlining how to better integrate science and land management.

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A Guide for Private Landowners: Restoring Oak Habitats in Southern Oregon & Northern California

KBO and Lomakatsi 2014 Private Landowner Oak Guide Cover 72 ppi 4.2 x 5.4Restoring Oak Habitats in Southern Oregon & 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.

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Prairie, Oaks, and People—A Conservation Business Plan to Revitalize the Prairie-Oak Habitats of the Pacific Northwest

Prairie Oaks and People business plan cover v100517 (72ppi 4x3)Prairie, Oaks, and People—A Conservation Business Plan to Revitalize the Prairie-Oak Habitats of the Pacific Northwest outlines the case for long-term investments that will restore a signature feature of the region’s historic landscape. A broad coalition of partners created the new conservation strategy to help conserve oak woodlands and native prairies from northern California to British Columbia. The plan is the product of more than a year’s work by partners of Klamath Bird Observatory, Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership, American Bird Conservancy, Center for Natural Lands Management, Willamette Partnership, and Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture.

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