Last weekend, 20 graduate students spent two nights camping as part of their first Forest Community Ecology (SEFS 501) field trip. The course—co-taught by Christina Restaino and Alina Cansler, who are both working toward their Ph.Ds at SEFS—focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of forest composition in the Pacific Northwest, on both the east and west sides of the Cascade Range.Read more
Are you itching to interview your classmates and professors, and eager to write about exciting research projects and events here at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS)? Do you love the challenge of exploring and translating complex scientific issues for a general audience, and helping spread the word about all of the incredible work going here with students, staff and faculty?Read more
Coming up on Saturday, November 9, Professor John Marzluff of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences will be one of the featured speakers at the 4th annual TEDxRainier Conference!
TEDxRainier 2013, an independently organized TED event, is a gathering of thinkers, entrepreneurs, academics, artists, environmentalists and engaged citizens.
In case you missed the fun news a couple weeks ago, the UW Botanic Gardens recently welcomed the inaugural class of the Fiddleheads Forest School!
The Fiddleheads program is designed to immerse preschool-aged children in the natural world and develop deeper connections to their environment.
As a kid growing up in Wisconsin, I had a pretty romantic view of forests, mountains, park rangers and foresters. I was too young to recognize some of the depleted woodlands to the north, but I definitely saw burly, 30-foot Paul Bunyan statues proudly displayed in towns across the state, and I equated the life of a forester with being outdoors and being a conservationist.Read more
This coming Tuesday, September 24, we’re kicking off the return of classes with a guest seminar from Dr. Oscar Venter, a post-doctoral fellow in the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science at James Cook University in Australia.Read more
This Saturday, September 21, the Olympic Natural Resources Center (ONRC) in Forks, Wash., is organizing a community potluck and evening program, which will highlight the research of Laurel Peelle, a graduate student at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS).Read more
It’s been a long, quiet summer in Anderson Hall, but the start of Fall Quarter is just around the corner—which means the return of footsteps clomping through the hallways, rabid jostling for coffee in the kitchen, and a Forest Room revived from eerie dormancy.Read more