Informing 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.
Resource Management Guides
The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI), Partners in Flight (PIF), natural resource mananagement agencies, and other collaborators have developed the following technical publications to help integrate bird conservation objectives into management planning and implementation.
Land Manager's Guide to Bird Habitat and Populations in 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.
Commercial forestlands in the Pacific Northwest can provide important early‐ and mid‐seral forest conditions for some of the region’s at‐risk bird species. Here we offer a suite of decision support tools that present specific conservation actions that can be implemented as part of forest management operations. Such actions can enhance important bird habitat attributes.
Prairie, Oaks, and People—A Conservation Business Plan to Revitalize the Prairie-Oak Habitats of the Pacific Northwest
Restoring 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.
Conservation Assessments for Forest Service Region 6 Sensitive Species and Oregon/Washington Bureau of Land Management Special Status Species. Read the Conservation Assessments, Species Fact Sheets, and more for the Oregon and Washington ISSSSP bird species here. Read the Conservation Assessments for all species here