Building wildfire adaptive communities will be topic of Oregon State Science Pub

How communities in the western United States can adapt to wildfire hazards at a time when the climate is growing hotter and drier will be the topic of the Nov. 9 Oregon State University Science Pub.

OSU Extension Fire Program adds faculty, educates people about preventing fire

Six new regional wildland fire specialists have joined the OSU Extension Fire Program team and are adding their expertise to the webinars focusing on post-fire issues for landowners.

Warming ocean, old-forest loss put a squeeze on an elusive seabird, the marbled murrelet

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take both ocean and forest into account, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Native desert bighorn sheep in ecologically intact areas are less vulnerable to climate change

The researchers used genetic information from more than 1,600 individuals in 62 populations in and around 10 National Park Service units in four states – Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.

For rufous hummingbirds, migration looks different depending on age and sex

Plucky, beautiful and declining in numbers at about a 2% annual rate, the rufous hummingbird makes its long annual migration in different timing and route patterns based the birds’ age and sex.

New OSU Extension forestry fire program hires manager

Carrie Berger's experience with Oregon State University College of Forestry spans 12 years.

Oregon timber harvests don’t appear to affect rare salamander, study finds

A field experiment on tree stands across Oregon’s western Cascade Range found no discernable difference in the abundance and occupancy rates of rare Oregon slender salamanders on recently harvested tree stands compared to stands late in the harvest rotation.

Reintroduction of wolves tied to return of tall willows in Yellowstone National Park

The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of tall willows in the park, according to a new Oregon State University-led study.

Forestry researcher will visit Italy under Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Catalina Segura, assistant professor of forest engineering, resources and management in the College of Forestry, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Italy.

OSU’s McDonald and Dunn Research Forests to reopen for recreational activities on Friday

Oregon State University’s McDonald and Dunn Research Forests on Friday, May 8, will enter a trial reopening phase for recreational activities, the College of Forestry announced Tuesday. 

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