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
by William McKean
As some of you may know, the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation (WPPF) recently conducted a search for a replacement for Tom Wolford as WPPF executive director. In early January 2013, we widely advertised the open executive director position through the WPPF mailing list, the University of Washington (UW) system and the TAPPI mailing list.
The College of the Environment and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences are excited to present the annual Sustaining Our World Lecture on April 4, 2013, from 6-7 p.m. This year’s lecture, Built Ecologies: Regionalism and Resource Integration in the Built World, features Thomas Knittel, vice president and project designer with HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.Read more