We have five major program areas:

Some examples of our recent work include the following:

  • Site management plan for Oregon Spotted Frogs in Jack Creek, Fremont-Winema NF
  • Conservation plan for native turtles in Portland
  • A guide to conserving wildlife on Oregon family farms
  • Review of recovery plans, monitoring plans, and related documents
  • Evaluation of the use of detector dogs to monitor endangered plants
  • Research to guide restoration of oak savannahs and prairies
  • Mapping habitats of northern spotted owls and marbled murrelets using Lidar
  • Creation of educational videos on burrowing owls and California grasslands

Please contact us to find out how Oregon Wildlife Institute can help your organization meet its conservation, monitoring, research, and education goals.

Through these program areas, Oregon Wildlife Institute is committed to collaborative efforts that ensure the conservation of wildlife throughout Oregon.

Wildlife in Working Landscapes:

Wildlife species are increasingly dependent on human-altered landscapes such as agricultural areas and the urban-rural interface.  Successful conservation requires understanding how wildlife use these habitats and determining how we can enhance human-altered landscapes to provide resources both for humans and for wildlife.

Wildlife Response to Restoration:

Restoration can be more effective if research and monitoring activities are carried out to track wildlife responses.  This is particularly timely as Oregonians enthusiastically embrace restoration of native habitats in partnership with state and federal agencies.

Education and Outreach

Wildlife conservation will be most effective if we share our work with the public.  Oregon Wildlife Institute collaborates with educators and the public alike to share with the public the knowledge and understanding gained through research and monitoring.

Species at Risk

This program strives to identify what makes a species vulnerable, what pressures are contributing to declines, and to find ways to reverse the downward trends.

Conservation Planning

Ultimately, conservation is achieved through appropriate conservation planning, which involves the integration of research, management, monitoring, and public outreach.