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What is? Wildfire smoke

Wildfire smoke is typically a mixture of water vapor, gases, fine particles, and trace minerals from burning fuels like trees and vegetation, other organic components, and, sometimes, building materials.

By Carrie Berger, | Article

Don’t want to burn? Other options for treating slash after a timber harvest

Don't want to burn slash piles? Here's some options.

By Amy Grotta, | Article

New Oregon State Wildland Fire Extension program

This new program will add capacity for up to six new OSU Extension Wildfire Specialists to work with agency and industry partners, communities, landowners, and land managers. The work to be done is too big for any one organization, but by leading partnerships and working together we plan to make a real impact on the ground, spreading land management and fuel reduction projects over the Oregon landscape.

By Glenn Ahrens, | Article

Impact of Smoke Exposure on Wine

Recent wildfires have exposed grapes in some areas to high levels of smoke that can affect wine quality. While there’s still a lot we don’t know, certain practices can help. Grape growers can identify affected grape lots early and reduce skin contact during processing. These practices may reduce the...

OSU Extension Catalog

Help deter wildfires around homes with appropriate landscaping

May 31, 2019
How you design your garden can have a difference if threatened by wildfire.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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

Fire FAQs—Who owns Oregon's forests, and how does that matter when it comes to fire?

Oregon's wildfire landscape is clouded by the mix of public and private interests that control more than 30 million acres. Forests make up nearly half of Oregon, and most forests fall under federal management. Forest ownership factors into both the number of fires and the size to which they grow.

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