Habitat Conservation for Landbirds in the Coniferous Forests of Western Oregon and Washington has been prepared to stimulate and support a proactive approach to the conservation of landbirds in coniferous forests of western Oregon and Washington. This Partners in Flight bird conservation plan offers recommendations intended to guide planning efforts and the habitat management actions of land managers, direct expenditures of government and non-government organizations, and stimulate monitoring and research to support landbird conservation. The recommendations also are expected to be 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.
The Landbird Monitoring Strategy for Oregon and Washington offers a comprehensive approach to identifying and meeting monitoring priorities in this region. This strategy aligns with national monitoring goals of Partners in Flight and the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI), as well as with the priorities and guiding documents of numerous federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, Joint Ventures, and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. Guided by the four monitoring priorities of NABCI, this strategy identifies seven monitoring goals and associated short and long term measurable actions. This strategy will be useful in identifying links between organizational and regional priorities, assessing existing monitoring programs and developing new monitoring programs, and for scaling programs up to contribute to regional information needs.