Bird habitat and populations are being studied by the Klamath Bird Observatory across all three project counties using a treatment and control study design. More intensive study of vegetation is being conducted by Lomakatsi in Jackson County, Oregon, using a pre and post-treatment study design. In addition, bird research is being performed concurrently with vegetation study plots in Jackson County to allow greater analysis of bird habitat preferences and restoration effects. So far data has been collected for bird research at 143 treatment, and 87 control sampling points across all three counties. Vegetation is being intensively studied at 56 permanent plots in Jackson County
At the CCPI program scale, implementation monitoring through collaborative field visits to project sites allows project partners to assess treatment progress and efficacy. During visits, managers, scientists, and planners are often asked to discuss and answer specific questions regarding restoration treatment implementation practices and processes. Information is shared among the group and valuable dialogue is stimulated that is later summarized and integrated into the implementation process.