Wildlife

Publications

BearWildlife Issues. Chapter 10 in Forest Management for Small Landowners by Bryon Loucks. 2020

Diversifying Forest Structure to Promote Wildlife Biodiversity in Western Washington Washington State University. EM 044. 2012.

Welcome to Boomerville, Home of the Burrowing Mountain Beaver.  Ken Bevis, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Small Forest Landowner News, April 2021.

Identifying and Managing Mountain Beaver Damage to Forest Resources.  Washington State University, EM 9063. 2013.

Timber damage by black bears: approaches to control the problem. USDA Forest Service, Technology and Development Program, 2003. 

A real bear: recognizing and managing damage bear damage to trees, by David Houk.  Forest Stewardship Notes, February 2020.

Woodland Fish and Wildlife is a series of pamphlets published by Washington State University Extension Service that provide information on managing your forest land to encourage wildlife. All are available to download at no cost.  Wildlife species covered includes deer, elk, fish, beaver, bats, ducks, turkey, songbirds, piegons, grouse, and quail and others in the series cover various habitat types (Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, Oregon oak).

Wildlife ecology and forest habitat.  EB 1866.  Washington State University Extension Service, 1997.

Oregon Forest Resources Institute, with the cooperation and funding from many other companies and agencies, has been publishing a series of excellent publications aimed at synthesizing current research findings and making the information available to field practitioners.  Although they are focused on Oregon, the wildlife and plant species are similar to those in Washington.

Wildlife in managed forests: deer and elk. 2013. 32 pages.

Wildlife in managed forests: northern spotted owl. 2007. 28 pages.

Wildlife in managed forests: Oregon forests as habitat. 2011. 40 p.

Wildlife in managed forests: stream-associated amphibians. 2009. 28 pages.

Wildlife in managed forests: fish habitat and passage. 2014. 28 p.

Wildlife in managed forests: early seral-associated songbirds. 2015. 30 p.

Wildlife in managed forests: the American beaver. 2016. 28 p.

Wildlife in managed forests: fisher and Humboldt marten. 2018. 20 p.

Webinars

Native pollinators in managed forest landscapes. A webinar presented by Rachel Zitomer at the WSU Forestry Extension 2021 Forest Owners' Winter Shool, February 27, 2021.

Managing for big game. A webinar presented by Jacob Turner at the WSU Forestry Extension 2021 Forest Owners' Winter Shool, February 27, 2021.

Managing for songibrds. A webinar presented by Brian Gilbert at the WSU Forestry Extension 2021 Forest Owners' Winter Shool, February 27, 2021.

Living with beavers. A webinar presented by Michael Bailey at the WSU Forestry Extension 2021 Forest Owners' Winter Shool, February 27, 2021.

Wildlife species and habitat.  A webinar presented by Ken Bevis at the WSU Forestry Extension 2021 Forest Owners' Winter School, February 27, 2021.

Capturing wildlife on camera at the Nourse Tree Farm and some things I learned along the way.  A webinar presented by David New, 2021.

An overview of silviculture's effect on elk habitat: Relationships among elk habitat, productivity and disease.  A webinar by Kyle Garrison. 2021. 1 hour.

Lions and squirrels and bears - Oh my!  Wilidlife and forest habitats in Washington. A webinar presented by Ken Bevis. 2020. Washington State University, Extension Forestry. 1 hour, 22 minutes.

A dead tree's excellent adventure: There's nothing bogus about dead wood!  A webinar presented by Ken Bevis. 2020. Washington State University, Extension Forestry. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Dang it! Who chewed my tree? Animal damage to trees and what to do about it.  A webinar presented by Ken Bevis.  Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour.

Princes in disguise: frogs and other amphibians in northwest woodlands.  A webinar presented by Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour.

If you build it, they will come. Fun wildlife habitat enhancements.  A webinar presented by Washington State University Extension Forestry, 2020. 1 hour, 16 minutes.

Effects of climate change on birds in your forests.  Presented by Kim Gale Adelson at 2019 Fall Forestry Seminar, sponsored by Washington Tree Farm Program.

Web Sites

Endangered Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This site allows searching for a particular species, or looking at a list of endangered animals and plants by state.

Priority Habitats and Species contains comprehensive information on important fish, wildlife, and habitat resources in Washington for land use planning purposes.

Washington Wildlife Distribution Maps shows habitat maps and a brief descriptions of mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles in Washington.