February 2003

February 10th

As the Portland area aquatic ecosystem health educator for the OSU Extension Service and Oregon Sea Grant, Paul Heimowitz's strategy is to train a growing corps of watershed stewards, who ultimately will help 1.5 million people repair and protect their watersheds one piece at a time.
The state's most high-profile provider of non-formal education, the Oregon State University Extension Service—which has an office in every county—plans to shut down its Multnomah County office by the end of July because of a funding problem.
Oregon's best-known source of outside-the-classroom educational information, the Oregon State University Extension Service, has redesigned its website to make it easier for Oregonians to find answers to practical questions online.

February 7th

Forest certification is a way to identify forest products in the marketplace that come from forests being managed with conservation-minded practices. But not all certification processes demand the same standard or carry the same credibility. A new OSU publication helps forest owners sort out their options.

February 5th

OSU Press has published a new reference book,“Willamette River Basin Planning Atlas, Trajectories of Environmental and Ecological Change,” a large format volume, full of color maps, tables, aerial and archival photos and other illustrations. It provides long-term, large-scale perspective of human and natural systems of the Willamette Basin through time and projects into possible future scenarios in the year 2050.