Evidence suggests that western juniper
(Juniperus occidentalis) in Central Oregon affects
understory production and composition. As trees
increase in size and density, understory production is
reduced and composition changes. This study was
designed to identify the relationship between
production and composition of understory vegetation
and various tree canopy sizes of...
This research evaluated the germination and early seedling
development response of two sources of bluebunch wheatgrass (Agropyron
spicatum) to a wide range of environmental conditions. Seeds collected near John Day, Oregon and Secar seed obtained from the Soil
Conservation Service were used in the investigations.
Evaluation of the germination response...
Identifying habitat and spatial requirements of wildlife species across multiple spatial scales is a challenging, yet crucial component of wildlife management. Habitat use of bats is particularly difficult to study, and managing habitat to conserve bats is especially challenging because bats are highly vagile organisms that exploit several different types...
The purpose of this study was to document vegetation on "The Island", a
Research Natural Area at the confluence of the Crooked River and the Deschutes River in
central Oregon's Juniperus occidentalis Zone and to compare the results with an earlier
study reported in 1964 from 1960-'61 data. Present-day comparisons...
Western juniper has increased in density and distribution in the interior Pacific Northwest since the late 1800s. Management
goals for many juniper woodlands are now focused on reducing tree densities and promoting biodiversity, prompting the use of
fuel reduction treatments. Fuel reduction often involves mechanical cutting and disturbances such as...
The Lakes Basin Bibliography consists of over 600 references relating to the natural resources of Oregon’s Lakes Basin. Forty percent of the items listed are available to anyone online though not all links are persistent. The remaining sixty percent are held in at least one library either in print or...
On piñon-juniper encroached sites that lack the understory fuels to carry a prescribed fire, treatment options are limited to mechanical methods. Cutting with chainsaws and leaving the trees on site has been the primary treatment method for such sites, however this method creates a potential fire hazard, particularly in the...
The ability of controlled livestock grazing, in
combination with seeding of palatable forages, to reduce
understory competition and enhance conifer
establishment, was evaluated during 1985 and 1986, on
two adjacent sites in southwestern Oregon. In 1984,
Site 1 was clearcut and broadcast burned to remove
slash, and Site 2 was...