Topic of Interest
Managing Northern Spotted Owl Habitat in Dry Forest Ecosystems
2006 Workshop

Silvicultural Practices Supporting
Northern Spotted Owl Habitat in Dry Forest Ecosystems

Photo - Two juvenile spotted owls with adult (USFWS).

Implementing the 2005 Workshop,
Managing Northern Spotted Owl Habitat in Dry Forest Ecosystems

The 2006 Workshop. Building on the success of the 2005 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.

Workshop Presentations. Click 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 and Responses

• Appendix E. Summary of Workshop Evaluation Forms

Evaluation Form
Compilation of evalution responses

• Appendix F.

Northern Spotted Owl Dry Forest Habitat Bibliography (Sortable Excel version)

• Appendix I.

Process for Developing an Abiotic Model

• Appendix K.

Biography of Presenters and Contact Information


Further Information
Other Dry Forest Workshops

2005 Workshop

Photo Gallery

2009 Workshop