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New ‘droughty’ soils model for Pacific Northwest could aid forest health in changing climate

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Aug 16, 2018
Scientists have developed a new approach to modeling potentially drought-prone soils in Pacific Northwest forests, which could aid natural resource managers to prepare forested landscapes for a changing climate.

By Chris Branam

As Labor Day creeps up, think about spiffing up lawn

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Aug 10, 2018
Grass can look harsh after a hot summer, but there's plenty of time this fall to rejuvenate it.

By Kym Pokorny

Drought driving more yellowjackets into backyards this year

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Aug 6, 2018
If nests are not in a highly trafficked area, the best practice is to leave them alone.

By Kym Pokorny

Fire is not all bad news in healthy sagebrush steppe ecosystems

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

By Chris Branam

Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

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Jul 27, 2018
Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.

By Kym Pokorny

Wiggle your way into worm composting

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Jul 23, 2018
Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.

By Kym Pokorny

Food preservation hotline opens for the season

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Jul 16, 2018
Get all your food preservation questions answered from safety to great recipes.

By Kym Pokorny

Serious pest targets popular white-bark birch trees

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Jul 13, 2018
Bronze birch borer can kill a tree before homeowners notice.

By Kym Pokorny

New evidence of two subspecies of American pikas in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Jul 11, 2018
Rocky Mountain National Park provides habitat for not one, but two subspecies of the American pika, a species thought to be closely connected with climate change, according to a new study.

By Chris Branam

Don’t neglect to water garden in summer

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Jul 6, 2018
Watering correctly will keep your garden thriving in hot weather.

By Kym Pokorny