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Sagebrush seedlings
June 29, 2015

Sagebrush seedlings in Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Sagebrush seedlings grown at Birds of Prey National Conservation Area before outplanting to sites at BOP NCA in Nov 2012 in sites previously burned in wildfire summer 2012

Songbird surveys in the Oregon Coast Range
May 29, 2015

Songbird surveys in McDonald Dunn forest

Joan Hagar and Amy Comstock assess the long-term ecological value and characteristics of snags created for wildlife

Tree in McDonald Dunn Forest
May 29, 2015

Tree in McDonald Dunn Forest

Joan Hagar and Amy Comstock assess the long-term ecological value and characteristics of snags created for wildlife

Douglas-fir trees topped to create snags for wildlife
May 29, 2015

Douglas-fir trees topped to create snags for wildlife habitat

Snags provide habitat for a wide range of organisms from cavity-nesting birds to insects, and are critical for maintaining forest biodiversity. Resource managers can create snags by topping trees to mitigate loss of snags to timber harvest, but information regarding changes in habitat for snag-dependent wildlife over time as created snags decay is lacking. Oregon State

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Northern spotted owl perched on a tree branch
May 11, 2015

Spotted owl (Strix occidentalis)

Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) are mostly non-migratory, long-lived birds whose populations have declined in mature forests of western North America.

pair of American Avocets
February 13, 2015

pair of American Avocets

pair of American Avocets

Pend Oreille River in winter
December 1, 2014

Pend Oreille River in winter

The Kalispel Tribe in northeastern Washington is located along the Pend Oreille River, home to culturally important, cold-water fish, such as bull trout and cutthroat trout. In an ongoing study, USGS researchers are helping to identify cold-water refuges and develop a protection and restoration framework that will inform Kalispel Tribe natural resource managers involved in

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Upshot of Douglas fir forest on the west side of the Cascade Mountains, Oregon
September 26, 2014

Upshot of Douglas fir forest McKenzie Pass, Willamette National Forest

The glorious Douglas fir forest on the west side of the Cascade Mountains, McKenzie Pass, Willamette National Forest. The Douglas fir is the Oregon state tree.

Upper Whitehorse Creek stream drying
August 22, 2014

Upper Whitehorse Creek stream water runs underground

A crew surveys Upper Whitehorse Creek in SE Oregon and finds a stretch of stream that dries up, or runs underground. 

A woman and a man stand under a solar trough
July 24, 2014

Researchers at Solar site

USGS Manuela Huso and FWS Chris Nicolai at solar trough facility. A solar trough reflects the sun's rays towards a solar collector.

Northern spotted owl grabbing a mouse off a branch
July 2, 2014

Spotted Owl

Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) are mostly non-migratory, long-lived birds whose populations have declined in mature forests of western North America.