February 2003

February 10th

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.
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.
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.

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.