Decision Support Tools

Science Summaries

This is a collection of DSTs (Decision Support Tools) that summarize results from monitoring and research efforts to identify opportunities for implementing science-driven bird conservation actions. These DSTs link priority bird conservation objectives with natural resource management challenges by conveying management-relevant information through synthesis and interpretation of science and Avian Knowledge Network data.

Science & Adaptive Management in a National Monument

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was the first U.S. National Monument set aside specifically for preservation of biodiversity. Using science to preserve biological diversity and improve habitat in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument highlights studies from Klamath Bird Observatory scientists and partners, framed as an adaptive management story of the Monument, its expansion, and the science which […]

Black-backed Woodpeckers in green unburned forests

Black-backed Woodpecker: A research brief for managers summarizes Black-Backed Woodpecker presence in green unburned forests on the Fremont-Winema National Forest in southwest Oregon. Individuals or pairs were present on 86% of unburned forest transects, which was much higher than expected based on previous studies.

Riparian Fuel Treatments

Extensive fuel treatments implemented by land management agencies in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California have maintained no-cut buffer strips along riparian areas. Riparian Fuel Treatments in Intermittent and Perennial Streams: Effectiveness and Ecological Effects addresses an information gap regarding decisions to include riparian areas in fuel reduction efforts. Click here to view […]

Bird Monitoring as an Aid to Meadow Restoration

Bird Monitoring as an Aid to Meadow Restoration is based on a meadow restoration project implemented on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and describes how bird monitoring can produce findings that will inform future restoration and contribute to the ecosystem conservation vision outlined by conservation policies in United States.  Click here to download a printable […]

Bird Monitoring as an Aid to Riparian Restoration

Bird Monitoring as an Aid to Riparian Restoration: Findings from the Trinity River in Northwestern California provides an overview of the Trinity River Restoration Program, summarizes bird monitoring findings (2002-2011), and provides information for land managers with respect to bird-habitat associations and riparian restoration. Click here to download a printable version of this DST. Click […]

Trinity River Restoration Report Card

The Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP) was formed in 2000 to recover severely degraded salmon and steelhead fisheries along a 40-mile stretch of the Trinity River in northern California. The TRRP is actively restoring in-stream features of a healthy river system while maintaining and enhancing habitat along the river’s banks. Restored streamside habitat in the […]

Oak Woodlands and Chaparral

Chaparral provides important habitat for birds and other wildlife in oak woodland ecosystems, yet land managers concerned about the risk of severe wildfire often reduce shrubs to protect oak woodlands. To provide guidance on how to best reduce chaparral in oak restoration projects so that it still provides key habitat for shrub-associated species, we developed […]

Birds in Mixed-Conifer Hardwood Forests

Birds in Mixed-Conifer Hardwood Forests: Managing Fire-Adapted Ecosystems in Southwestern Oregon synthesizes Klamath Bird Observatory’s research and monitoring results and links these results to the Partners in Flight coniferous forest bird conservation plans.  This Decision Support Tool shows that management for certain habitat attributes that is informed by bird conservation plans and results from related […]


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