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October 7, 2017

At its April 2017 meeting, our Alumni Group’s board of directors unanimously approved changing our group’s name to Forest Resources and Ecosystem Science and Management Alumni Group. Our constitution requires that the change now be brought forward to all members for a vote.

Future Forest Steward is designed for implementation by teachers, youth-group leaders, and other adults working with youth (ages 8-12). Michael Houtz photo
May 1, 2017

If we are going to have productive and healthy forests in the future, we need future forest stewards today.

Avian flu has yet to be seen along the Eastern Flyway. Migrating ducks are expected to carry the disease here. Image: InAweofGod’sCreation
May 1, 2017

Two years ago, migrating waterfowl carried a novel strain of avian flu out of Asia to breeding grounds in the Bering Sea region of northern Russia, and from there at least a few ducks are believed to have conveyed it to Alaska, where south-migrating birds brought it to the Pacific Northwest.