Oak woodlands are one of the richest broad habitats in the state with well over 300 terrestrial vertebrates utilizing woodlands at some time during the year. They are also extremely important for a wide range of insect life.
How they are managed can therefore have a significant impact on the populations of a great number of animal species.
When the IHRMP began in 1986, however, there was relatively little specific information about how woodland management activities including oak tree removal or thinning, intensive grazing, or prescribed burning might impact wildlife populations. Considerable research has therefore been done in the wildlife area.
Exploring the relationship between oak woodlands and wildlife
View lists of vertebrate species by oak woodland habitat type
Oaks ‘n Folks Articles – Summaries of journal articles archived from the IHRMP Newsletter
Dependence of Breeding Birds on the Density of Oaks
The Bear Facts: Bears in Hardwood Rangeland
The Effects of Development on Oak Woodland Wildlife: Fragmentation of Woodland Habitats
On the Spotted Owl: Resident of California’s Oak Woodlands
The Dusky-Footed Woodrat: Resident of California Oak Woodland
The Black Rail: A New Resident of Oak Ecosystems
Grazing in Oak Woodland: Does it Affect Bird Communities?
Effects of Wood Cutting on Wildlife Habitat in Blue Oak Woodlands in the Northern Sacramento Valley
Nesting Habitat of Red-Tailed Hawks in Oak Woodlands
Wildlife Response to Different Kinds of Residential Development
A “Bird’s-Eye-View” of Oak Woodland Conservation: A Collaborative Venture by California Partners in Flight
Oaks, Acorns, and Acorn Woodpeckers
Feral Pigs and Oak Woodland Vegetation
Effects of Rural Residential Development on the Breeding Birds of Placer County’s Foothill Oak Woodlands
Living Among the Oaks: How Do Bird Communities Respond to Rural Residential Development?
The Oak Woodland Bird Conservation Plan: A Strategy for Protecting and Managing Oak Woodland Habitats and Associated Birds in California
Long-term Avian Monitoring Along Parson’s Creek, Mendocino County