Well managed oak habitats have the specialized ability to provide unique resources for hundreds of plants and animals while reducing local fire danger. When properly maintained, oak habitats can lower the risk of fire in an area from high to low intensity because the vegetation is more spread out and there are fewer opportunities for fires on the ground to move into the canopy. This page will offer resources for making management decisions and writing plans for the oak habitats on your property.
Landscape Scale Management Plan – for the oak forests, woodlands and savannas of the South Willamette Valley
This document is a partially completed and fillable management plan template for properties wishing to participate in a coordinated landscape scale restoration effort for the oak forests, woodlands, and savannas of the south Willamette Valley. The information contained within is designed to provide landscape scale context and management guidance about Willamette Valley oak habitats, with tips for plan writers to aid in the creation of a property-specific management plan that may meet the requirements of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).
Where to get help
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife – Technical assistance, Tax deferral program
Oregon Department of Forestry – Technical assistance, plan writing assistance, financial assistance
Oregon State University Extension Service – General information and educational resources
Soil and Water Conservation Districts – Technical Assistance, Financial assistance
Watershed Councils – Financial assistance, technical assistance