Mount St. Helens is an extraordinary natural laboratory for students to learn about geology, landscape dynamics, and species regeneration, hopefully, while stimulating their interest in the natural sciences!
Tracking the rare animal in Oregon's coastal forest
Climate change is altering the coastal environment in southeast Alaska, with direct impacts on valued coastal resources. From sea level rise to glacial retreat, the shoreline itself is undergoing dynamic changes—sometimes at unprecedented rates. It is not known how such physical changes in the coastal environment will affect the natural resources—like clams, crabs, seaweeds, and beach asparagus
Some populations of Douglas-fir trees may be better adapted than others to cope with the increased drought and temperature alterations predicted as a result of climate change.
Every ten years, the the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program conducts forest inventories on six island groups in the Pacific region: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. This forest inventory can help answer local and national questions about the status and trends of f