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Fire FAQs—What is fire severity?

Fire severity is a measure of the effects of fire on the environment—both in damage to vegetation and impacts on the soil. Fire severity is driven by weather conditions, the topography of the landscape, and the fuels that are present. Of these, weather is the overriding factor.

Dan Leavell, Lauren Grand, Stephen Fitzgerald, Carrie Berger | Oct 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog

Forests and Woodlands: Protecting an Ecosystem

Learn to manage your forested property in ways that protect water quality, maintain soil health, reduce the threat of fire and improve wildlife habitat. This publication is one of a series of Land Steward Rural Resource Guidelines.

Max Bennett | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Managing Organic Debris for Forest Health

This publication outlines the role of forest organic debris in inland Northwest forests. Recommends how to maintain forest soil productivity and improve wildlife habitat while reducing wildfire and insect-pest hazards. Tells how to ...

Mar 2009 | OSU Extension Catalog

2020 SOREC Quarterly Classes

Schedule of classes happening at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center.

Newsletter

Cultivating

Cultivating Healthy Farms, Forests, Food and Families in Polk County.

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After a wildfire

Wildfires make a profound impact on people, land, animals, environment and the economy. As the population continues to increase, homes and communities expand to new rural boundaries and fires become more a part of the changing ...

Carrie Berger | Feb 2020 | Article

Commissioners give construction green light to Clackamas Extension Service Education Center

The new Extension Education Center will be a state-of-the-art, all wood building, with groundbreaking planned for next spring and completion by the end of 2020.

Kimberly Jacobsen Nelson | Oct 25, 2019 | News Story

OSU to test new tools to assess health risk from Superfund sites

Researchers aim to to see if cleaning up hazardous waste sites does more harm than good.

Tiffany Woods | Jul 8, 2013 | News Story

Timber harvesting: a process of many decisions

Curious about what goes into planning for a timber harvest? This overview can help prepare you to make informed decisions throughout the process.

Francisca Belart, Lauren Grand | Aug 2019 | Article