The 2012-13 University of Washington Restoration Ecology Network (UW-REN) Capstone class has been in the process of restoring eight different project sites around the Puget Sound, and they need your help to continue the work into May.Read more
Feeling uninspired on Wednesday afternoons lately? Craving intellectual stimulation—that first shiver of excitement when a brave new idea courses through you? Well, crave idly no more, as the SEFS Seminar Series is back for the 2013 Spring Quarter!Read more
In 1923, Charles Lathrop Pack had the foresight to establish an essay competition so that students in the College of Forest Resources would “express themselves to the public and write about forestry in a way that affects or interests the public.” His original mandate continues today at SEFS—as does the unwavering value of good written communication—and we are pleased to announce the 2013 edition of the Charles Lathrop Pack Essay Competition!Read more
This spring, the Institute of Forest Resources (IFR) awarded funding to six new research projects in Washington, ranging from the feasibility of a wolf economy, to restoring fire-prone forest ecosystems.
Led by Dean Emeritus Bruce Bare of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS), IFR’s mission is to explore research covering forestry and other emerging issues related to forest and environmental sciences.
The Wildlife Science Seminar series for the 2013 Spring Quarter kicks off this coming Monday, April 1, with Professor Julian Olden from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) with his talk, “Invasive Species: Envisioning Alternative Global Futures in the New Pangaea.”
Hosted by Professor Christian Grue—an adjunct with the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and an associate professor with SAFS—the seminars are held on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.
Before the crack of dawn this past Saturday morning, March 23, a caravan set off on the long, long drive to Gardiner, Mont., at the edge of Yellowstone National Park. On board were 15 students and three faculty members from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS), all heading out to spend roughly a week of field study in the northern Rockies as part of a spring course, “ESRM 459: Wildlife Conservation in Northwest Ecosystems.”
Led by SEFS Professors John Marzluff, Monika Moskal and Aaron Wirsing, the group will be using the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park, between Gardiner and Cooke City, as a staging area to explore patterns of corvid, and especially raven, distribution; elk anti-predator behavior (vigilance); and wolf predation.
Two summers ago in 2011, John Simeone was working on the summer crew at Pack Forest with Professor Greg Ettl. He was a first-year graduate student with the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS), and he spent his daylight hours working on long-term site surveys, trail maintenance and other research projects.Read more
Every summer, several SEFS students head down to Pack Forest for two months of hands-on, bareknuckle field training in forest management. Well, “bareknuckle” might be overstating the labor, but summer crew members definitely get their fingernails grubby and get to spend hours in the woods on a beautiful plot of land!Read more