Forest Type: Klamath Mountains Mixed Conifer and Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forests
Habitat Attribute: Dense Shrub Understory
Sites: Where ecologically appropriate (e.g., wetter sites), maintain or provide >40% understory shrub layer cover.
Habitat Conservation Strategies
– Promote understory growth through natural disturbance or management that breaks up the forest canopy yet still maintains the dominance of a mid- or late-successional forest.
– Discontinue use of herbicides for deciduous tree and shrub control.
Altman, B. and J.D. Alexander. 2012. Habitat conservation for landbirds in coniferous forests of western Oregon and Washington. Version 2.0. Oregon-Washington Partners in Flight (www.orwapif.org) and American Bird Conservancy and Klamath Bird Observatory.