Oak Savannah Restoration

DSC_0119Oak savannah is one of the rarest habitat types in the Willamette Valley, but also a priority for restoration because this habitat type supports more than 200 native species.  Restoration of this increasingly rare habitat type is completed by removing and/or managing coniferous and other deciduous trees in an existing stand or prairie.  Often restoration of Oregon white oaks benefits other rare species such as Kincaid’s lupine and Fender’s blue butterfly.