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Avian and amphibian use of fenced and unfenced stock ponds in northeastern Oregon forests.Author(s): Evelyn L. Bull; Jerry W. Deal; Janet E. Hohmann
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-539. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 9 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe abundance of birds and amphibian larvae was compared between fenced and unfenced stock ponds in 1993 to determine if fencing improved the habitat for these species in northeastern Oregon. Stock ponds that were fenced had significantly higher densities of bird species, guilds, and taxonomic groups than stock ponds that were unfenced. No differences in the relative abundance of larvae of Pacific treefrogs (Pseudacris regilla) or long-toed salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum) were found between fenced and unfenced ponds. Fencing at least a portion of stock ponds in forested areas provides habitat for a greater diversity and abundance of birds.
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CitationBull, Evelyn L.; Deal, Jerry W.; Hohmann, Janet E. 2001. Avian and amphibian use of fenced and unfenced stock ponds in northeastern Oregon forests. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-539. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 9 p
KeywordsAmphibians, birds, livestock grazing, northeastern Oregon, stock ponds
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