the 2005 Workshop,
Managing Northern Spotted Owl Habitat in Dry Forest Ecosystems
The 2006 Workshop. Building on the success of
workshop, “Managing Northern Spotted Owl Habitat in
Dry Forest Ecosystems”, the Fish and Wildlife Service, in
cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land
Management convened another workshop on May 16-18, 2006 in Ashland,
Oregon. The 2006 workshop, “Silvicultural Practices Supporting
Northern Spotted Owl Habitat in Dry Forest Ecosystems” intended
to build on the common ground recognized at the 2005 workshop
and follow up on some of the ensuing recommendations.
Purpose of the Workshop. The purpose of the
2006 workshop was to: 1) bring fire/fuels specialists, silviculturists,
and wildlife biologists together to “calibrate” on
the issue of owl habitat and high fuel concerns in dry forests;
2) collaboratively develop a process for applying stand level
silvicultural practices in northern spotted owl-dry forest habitat;
and 3) discuss silvicultural practices that are beneficial to
northern spotted owls while addressing high fuel load concerns.
here to see the presentations given at the 2006 workshop.
Workshop Report. The report discusses the details of the workshop, captures the discussion
generated from the workshop, and presents products to use when
managing dry forests for owl habitat. The report also presents
recommendations of next steps.
Supplemental Appendix Information. Several of
the report appendices contain links to supplemental information
that can be found below.
• Appendix D. Field Exercise Questions