Public invited to attend information sessions about OSU’s research forests

Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is hosting two information sessions for the public regarding OSU’s 10 research forests and the creation of new individual forest management plans to guide the future of those tracts.

Increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large economic benefits

A new study provides evidence that increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large benefits to the citizens of the Pacific Northwest.

West Coast forest landowners will plant less Douglas-fir in warming climate, model shows

West Coast forest landowners are expected to adapt to climate change by gradually switching from Douglas-fir to other types of trees such as hardwoods and ponderosa pine, according to a new Oregon State University study.

Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA

For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds of organisms in a stream.

Outdoor School, Oregon State Parks launch Get Out There Together program

Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon State Parks are partnering to offer a new program called Get Out There Together.

Extreme draining of Oregon reservoir aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish

Low-cost, extreme draining of Fall Creek Reservoir aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon – and led to the gradual disappearance of two species of predatory invasive fish in the artificial lake.

Young frogs that were stressed as tadpoles move less on land, putting their survival at risk

New Oregon State University research shows that juvenile northern red-legged frogs that have experienced climate-related stress as tadpoles are less likely to move on land, putting their survival at risk.

New scat study provides clues to puzzling existence of Humboldt martens in Oregon Dunes

Researchers are chipping away at solving a biological mystery on the central Oregon coast: the existence of an isolated population of a small but fierce forest predator that makes its home in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Responses to environmental tragedies often make matters worse, ethicists find

Without sound decision-making, responses to seeming environmental tragedies can often make matters worse, according to ethicists who analyzed a controversial goat removal program on an Australian island.

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