PORTLAND, Ore. – A new publication from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) introduces readers to the vast variety of native bees found in Oregon’s forests.
Wildlife in Managed Forests: Native Bees is the newest publication in OFRI’s Wildlife in Managed Forests series, which offers scientific research-backed guidance on managing forests to support healthy wildlife populations. The Native Bees booklet provides context for better understanding the roles managed forests play in providing habitat for native bees. The reader will learn about threats to Oregon’s native bees, current research findings regarding these bees’ reliance on forest habitats, and forest management techniques that provide habitat for native bees.
OFRI’s Wildlife in Managed Forests series includes publications focused on other kinds of forest wildlife such as deer and elk, fisher and marten, beaver, songbirds, fish, and amphibians. The educational booklets inform forest landowners, managers and others about managing forests to provide habitat for native wildlife.
About the Oregon Forest Resources Institute:
The Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) in 1991 to support the state’s forest sector and the stewardship of natural resources by advancing Oregonians’ understanding of the social, environmental and economic benefits of Oregon’s forests. OFRI is governed by a board made up of 11 voting members appointed by the state forester, plus two non-voting members. It is funded by a portion of the forest products harvest tax.