A forest landowner’s guide to fish habitat: Free publication

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07/08/2014

Portland, Ore —

A free hands-on guide newly published by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute explains how forestland owners and managers can improve fish habitat and fish passage on private forestland.

Using the best available science as well as case studies, the 28-page “Wildlife in Managed Forests: Fish Habitat and Passage” contains clear, practical information.

“This is a must-have for anyone who owns forestland containing fish-bearing lakes or streams – or lakes or streams that are potentially fish-bearing,” said Julie Woodward, OFRI's forest education program manager.

Certified Wildlife Biologist Fran Cafferata Coe assembled the publication, with help from numerous experts and scientists from state and federal governments, private industry, and Native American tribes.

The guide:

  • Describes the latest science on the habitat needs of various fish species
  • Explains practical ways to improve fish passage and habitat
  • Offers case studies of habitat restoration projects undertaken by the forest industry
  • Gives plain-language explanations of complicated fish-passage rules and laws
  • Includes a two-page map of current fish distribution in Oregon
  • Lists resources available to help fund and design fish-habitat projects

“Fish Habitat and Passage” is part of OFRI's Wildlife in Managed Forests series. Other books in the WIMF series cover deer and elk, amphibians, and the spotted owl. Digital and printed copies are available free at OregonForests.org.

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P.S. Hold the date: Save the date for the Songbirds and Early Seral Habitats Symposium, coming November 18 at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany. For more information contact Fran Cafferata Coe: fran@cafferataconsulting.com

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