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Project ID: 01B-3-2-10

Year: 2002

Date Started: 06/27/2002

Date Completed: 03/23/2006

Title: Determining the Ecological Effects of Fire Suppression, Fuels Treatment, and Wildfire Through Bird Monitoring in the Klamath Ecoregion of Southern Oregon and Northern California

Project Proposal Abstract: The Klamath Bird Observatory, USDA Forest Service, USD1 Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and others propose to investigate the ecological effects of fire management by implementing a comprehensive study of bird distribution as it relates to fire suppression, fuels treatment, and wildfire rehabilitation in the Klatnath Ecoregion of southern Oregon and northern California. This proposal addresses issues outlined in the Joint Fire Sciences Program Request For Proposals 200 1-3 task statements on administrative studies and local projects by: investigating how bird distribution and abundance has been influenced by fire, fire suppression and habitat management; implementing studies to investigate the effects of various fuels treatments on bird distribution and abundance; and developing and implementing 3 to 5-year monitoring plans to investigate the influence of intensive wildflres and recovering habitats on bird distribution and abundance. Joint Fire Sciences funding is being requested to: augment data taken for other studies to take advantage of it for new fire related work; analyze historical bird and vegetation data; and provide resources for analysis of data taken during surveys funded by cooperators. By coordinating the efforts of various management related bird monitoring programs this project will enable agencies to expedite scientifically sound, efficient, systematic, and effective solutions and monitoring programs that cross agency jurisdictions and fuel types.

Principal Investigator: John D. Alexander

Agency/Organization: Klamath Bird Observatory

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Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

John Menke

University of California-Davis

Department of Plant Sciences

Co-Principal Investigator

C. John Ralph

Forest Service

PSW-Institute of Forest Genetics-Davis

Co-Principal Investigator

Nathaniel E. Seavy

Klamath Bird Observatory


John Buettner

BLM-Bureau of Land Management

Klamath Falls Resource Area


Sam Cuenca

Forest Service

Klamath NF-Salmon River & Scott River Ranger Districts


Paul Hosten

NPS-National Park Service

Kalaupapa National Historical Park


Carol Spinos

Forest Service

Rogue River-Siskiyou NF-Wild Rivers Ranger District

Federal Cooperator

Mary Rasmussen

NPS-National Park Service

Crater Lake National Park

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network



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Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
view or print   1009 Government Publication Using Conservation Plans and Bird Monitoring to Evaluate Ecological Effects of Management: An Example with Fuels Reduction Activities in Southwest Oregon
  go to website 1030 Government Publication Bird Conservation and Fuels Reduction in Oak Woodland and Chaparral Habitats of Southwest Oregon
view or print   3106 Journal Article International Journal of Wildland Fire
view or print   3695 Journal Article The Condor
    2460 Journal Article Understanding Effects of Fire Suppression, Fuels Treatment, and Wildfire on Bird Communities in the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion
    2461 Journal Article Measuring Ecological Effects of Prescribed Fire Using Birds as Indicators of Forest Conditions
    2462 Journal Article Effects of Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) Removal on Avian Species Composition in Shrub-Steppe Habitat in South-Central Oregon
    2463 Journal Article Restoring Fire in Lava Beds National Monument, California: Short-Term Effects of Prescribed Fire on Bird Diversity and Abundance
    2464 Journal Article Using Taxa-Based Conservation Plans to Evaluate Ecological Effects of Fuels Reduction: Insights from Bird Monitoring in Southwest Oregon Oak Woodlands and Chaparral
    2465 Journal Article The Relationship Between Habitat Condition on Fire Intensity in the Quartz Fire of Southern Oregon
    2466 Journal Article Effects of the Megram Fire on Bird Abundance: Preliminary Analysis
    2467 Journal Article Interactive Effects of Floristics and Physiognomics on Patterns of Bird Distribution
view or print   2714 Journal Article Forest Ecology and Management
    593 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    595 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  

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