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As more of the Pacific Northwest burns, severe fires change forest ecology

“Large fires can have significant social and economic costs, but they are also playing an important role in the ecology of our forests,” said Matthew Reilly, lead author and a post-doctoral researcher in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.

Are some wolves being ‘redomesticated’ into dogs?

Bill Ripple is co-author on a new publication out in BioScience, titled "A New Dog". To find out how gray wolves might be affected by eating more people food, Thomas Newsome, an evolutionary biologist at the Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and his colleagues examined studies of what’s happened to other large carnivores that live close to people.

What Do We Love Too Much to Lose?

McCabe and Moore will give an encore presentation of “A Call to Life” at the LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium at 7 p.m., April 7. The event will include a panel of researchers and science teachers who will discuss extinction and the astounding diversity of species. Bill Ripple, Michael Paul Nelson, and Matthew Betts will be among the researchers involved.

Reversal of Oregon's GMO local pre-emption debated

Steve Strauss, an Oregon State University professor who studies biotechnology, said lawmakers should ask themselves whether they want Oregon agriculture to be known for innovation or for exclusion.

Southern Oregon forest restoration may take precedence over spotted owl habitat

Inspiration for the study came from K. Norman Johnson, professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. He discovered detailed tree inventories done between 1914 and 1924 for the part of the Fremont-Winema National Forest that was in the Klamath Reservation.

Redwood Audubon Presents Hummingbird Highways

The Redwood Region Audubon Society is hosting their annual benefit dinner on March 4th. Speaker Matt Betts will be discussing his work studying hummingbirds and their relationship with forest fragmentation and plant pollination.

Gifts from the trees

Barb Lachenbruch, an Oregon State University forestry professor, met a maple syrup expert at a conference and asked if he thought she might be able to make syrup from a Pacific Northwest native, the bigleaf maple. “He said, ‘Of course you can,’” she recalled.

Transfer Student Profile: A Friend of the Forest

Josh Friend is a senior studying Recreation Resource Management at Oregon State University. He began his college career at the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College (PCC). In high school, Josh had not decided what he wanted to study in college or pursue for a career. Once he started taking classes at PCC, Josh learned about the many different options and majors available to him. He decided to study forestry early on while at PCC, so it was natural for him to transfer to OSU to complete a bachelor’s degree since it is one of the world’s top forestry schools.

Faculty Profile – Michael Paul Nelson: Philosophy behind the Environment

Michael Paul Nelson is a faculty member within the College of Forestry with a non-traditional forestry background. His education is founded in philosophy and ethics, which has led him to ponder the dilemmas in the natural resources world. Michael says that as a philosopher, he is trained to take on natural resource arguments and try to answer difficult ethical questions related to natural resources and conservation ethics. These skills have led him to become the OSU Lead Scientist and Principle Investigator for the H.J.

“GoPro: Trail Masters” Video Features Oregon’s Single-Track Trails And Those Who Build Them

Even though he grew up riding, Oregon Forestry Specialist Reid Brown admits that even he didn’t know his current job existed, until he got into college. He attended Oregon State University, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Resource Management, with a minor in Forest Management.