In Oregon and throughout the dry West, aspen habitat functions as an oasis of biodiversity. It provides key resources essential to birds, mammalian predators, deer, elk and more, yet it has declined dramatically. This short film highlights a unique aspen forest restoration and wildlife monitoring project in Central Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service, and its partners joined forces in a unique collaborative project to restore aspen habitat through conifer thinning and ground burning, while monitoring bird populations through mist netting and banding. The goal of the project is to return aspen habitat to its historical extent; benefiting birds and other wildlife.
Produced by Northwest Avian Resources.
Filmed and Edited by Biophilia Productions