Programs and Projects
Maintaining Faunal Diversity in Forested Ecosystems of the Coastal and Intermountain West
Our mission is to provide the information and understanding needed to sustain wildlife diversity in dynamic landscapes with multiple resource demands. Toward this goal, members of the Unit investigate the life histories and determine the functional roles of vertebrate species associated with self-sustaining and resilient riparian and late-seral environments on various spatial scales. The unit uses this information to develop efficient monitoring strategies for individual species and for more general metrics of ecosystem condition. Please see our Research Work Unit Description. An accounting of our most recent accomplishments and publications can be found in our 2009 Attainment Report.