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.
While the type of soil is important, location takes precedence when starting a vineyard for wine production.
Some plants absorb excess nitrates or oxalates from the soil and store them in plant tissues. Toxicity problems can occur in animals which feed on these plants.
Forest owners in Lane County can potentially use their properties to help mitigate the problems caused by an excess of carbon in the atmosphere.
Many landowners are unaware that a legal right is needed to use surface water and groundwater for irrigation purposes.
Shrimp ponds and cattle pastures account of much of the loss of the tropical forest