Chaparral vegetation in the hills above Whittier, California. Photo courtesy of Northwalker/Wikimedia Commons.
Chaparral vegetation is a dominant and unique feature of California’s Mediterranean-type climate.
Two northern spotted owlets. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Flickr.
Because of the economic and ecological implications surrounding management of the federally threatened northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caur
A Pacific marten (Martes caurina) in Lassen National Forest, California. USDA Forest Service photo by Katie Moriarty.
Norwegian high-Arctic. Photo by Bruce Marcot.
Wildlife biologist Bruce Marcot’s research has led him around the globe, from India to the Congo, from New Zealand to Australia, and from Bolivia to the
A prescribed fire spreading through a mixture of post oak and blackjack oak in north Mississippi (Chickasaw County). Photo by Morgan Varner.
Throughout their range, oak trees have long represented a close relationship between forest and fire.
Rim Fire. Photo courtesy USDA Forest Service.
In 2018, wildfires continued to affect forests and communities across the Western United States and around the globe.
Photo courtesy of the National Interagency Fire Center.
Few if any treatments can compete with prescribed fire for its combination of economy and effectiveness in maintaining healthy fire-adapted forests.
High biodiversity oak woodlands like these in Humboldt County, California are imperiled by fire exclusion. Photo by Morgan Varner.
Oak woodlands are beautiful settings, and typically the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.
Gold Creek drainage, Okanogan National Forest (Washington State). Photo by John Marshall.
Wildfires continue to challenge our capacity to control them. In California, fire season is now year-round, and 10 of the state’s worst fire seasons have occurred since 2000.
Sandy DeBano, Oregon State University entomologist and PNW Research Station collaborator, describes methods to capture bees along Meadow Creek, Starkey Experimental Forest and Range. USDA Forest Service photo by Mary Rowland.
Native bees are declining worldwide, but conserving or restoring their habitat require