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Tree School Clackamas teaches love for the land

Educational event draws hundreds from woodland community in Clackamas County and beyond.

By Glenn Ahrens, Rose Clarke, Michael Bondi, Kimberly Jacobsen Nelson | Article

Climate modeling shows significant shifts in 21st century Pacific Northwest coastal forest vegetation

Feb 5, 2019
A changing climate in the 21st century will significantly alter the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to modeling by Oregon State University researchers.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Fire FAQs—What is forest fuel, and what are fuel treatments?

Forest fuel is combustible biomass—everything from needles and twigs to shrubs, downed trees, and logs. Wildland fire managers reduce and rearrange fuel to reduce the probability of forest fires. Fuel treatments include thinning, prescribed burning, pruning, and mowing. A combination of treatments...

By Dan Leavell, Stephen Fitzgerald, Carrie Berger | OSU Extension Catalog

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Climate modeling shows significant shifts in 21st century Pacific Northwest coastal forest vegetation

Feb 5, 2019
A changing climate in the 21st century will significantly alter the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to modeling by Oregon State University researchers.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Fire is not all bad news in healthy sagebrush steppe ecosystems

Jul 30, 2018
Fire is not all bad news in healthy sagebrush steppe ecosystems, according to an Oregon State University study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Fight fires with appropriate landscaping

Jul 14, 2017
Create defensible space around your home to help keep wildfires at bay

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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Are native grasses a good fire-resistant option in the high desert?

I would like to replace my existing lawn with natural grasses. I live just east of Bend, Oregon in the high desert. My goal is to reduce watering needs and mowing requirements. Because I live outside of town maintaining an effective fire perimeter is important. Any suggestions on replacing the lawn...

By Amy Jo Detweiler | Featured Question