Decision Support Tools
Klamath Bird Observatory works with partners to develop Bird Conservation Decision Support Tools (DSTs) that transfer science-based information to communities who implement strategies that benefit birds and their habitats. Such DSTs link priority natural resource management challenges and bird conservation objectives using audience-specific delivery approaches to convey the best available scientific information through synthesis and interpretation of bird monitoring data.
For more information about DSTs and bird conservation see the manuscript Decision Support Tools: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Management.
Bird Monitoring as an Aid to Meadow Restoration is based on a meadow restoration project implemented on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and describes how bird monitoring can produce findings that will inform future restoration and contribute to
Chaparral provides important habitat for birds and other wildlife in oak woodland ecosystems, yet land managers concerned about the risk of severe wildfire often reduce shrubs to protect oak woodlands. To provide guidance on how to best reduce chaparral in oak restoration projects so that it still provides key habitat for shrub-associated species, we developed a decision support tool for land managers based on the results from three studies.