As the next wildfire season approaches, Washington is preparing for what experts are saying could be a “challenging” year. Many people may wonder why wildfire season has become so severe and what has led to this level of concern for Washington’s forests.Read more
A UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences 2019 Ph.D. graduate and beaver expert was quoted in a recent story by The Seattle Times.
Ben Dittbrenner ’19, who also founded Beavers Northwest in 2013, discussed with the newspaper how beavers view roads as dams and the culverts in them as spaces that need patching up.
A UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate has been named the winner of the prestigious UW President’s Medal for 2021 and appointed as the 2021 Gonfaloniere for the College of the Environment.Read more
The 2021 Commencement Ceremony for SEFS will be held this Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. At that time, everyone will be able to view the commencement ceremony live via YouTube.Read more
Last SEFS Seminar of the quarter will ask, “Do interactions among different fungal guilds control carbon cycling in forest soils?”
The last SEFS Seminar of Spring Quarter 2021 will be on carbon cycling in forest soils.
Peter Kennedy, a mycologist and associate professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Plant and Microbial Biology” will present, “Do interactions among different fungal guilds control carbon cycling in forest soils?” at 3:30 p.m.
Every spring, the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences recognizes a number of people within the SEFS community for their efforts over the previous year. Given the difficulties of the past year and a half, the SEFS Awards Committee opted to award two people per award.Read more
Climate and earth justice will be the topic of this week’s SEFS Seminar.
Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome will present, “Who’s most vulnerable: the system or the people? Our role in advancing climate and environmental justice” at 3:30 p.m.
When Sheila Goodman found out a significant amount of the world’s clean drinking water is lost due to inadequate infrastructure like leaking pipes, she sought a solution.Five years later, she created an inexpensive remote water sensor, made from sustainable materials, that detect leaks and prevents water damage and protects the water.Read more
Dear SEFS community:
As we enter the final weeks of Spring Quarter 2021, and we look forward to longer days and the summer field season, we are grateful for the prospect of greater freedom of movement and more in-person learning and research in the future.
The May 12 SEFS Seminar will be dedicated to the topic of Indian Forestry.
Gary Morishima, who works as a technical specialist with the Quinault Indian Nation, will present, “A Glimpse into Indian Forestry” at 3:30 p.m.