Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Oregon
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Oregon Project

Post wildfire wildlife monitoring in Western Oregon

July 2022 - June 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

This study will enable ODFW to understand how wildlife communities respond to changing habitat conditions and ecological succession in post-fire landscapes and provide valuable baseline data in unburned areas. Wildlife conservation, management, and habitat restoration decisions can be based on data provided by this research and validated through statistical analyses. The results of this study have implications to other state wildlife agencies in their response to large scale habitat disturbances, especially wildfires. Successful completion of the project will allow ODFW to develop appropriate recommendations and polices for conservation, management, and restoration of a large array of wildlife and habitats impacted by wildfires in western Oregon.