Jessie Kay, avid mountain biker and project content manager for Adventure Scientists, holds a leaf that makes clear why this tree species is called bigleaf maple. Photo courtesty of Adventure Scientists.
Measuring the tree diameter at breast height, or DBH, which is a standard measurement recorded for trees in the PNW-PSP reference plots. Photo by Ian Vorster, Oregon State University.
Smoke rising from a fire near Baker City, Oregon, on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. USDA Forest Service photo.
Fire on the Olympic National Forest in western Washington. USDA Forest Service photo.
A close up of a hat being woven from thin strips of cedar wood by Deborah-Aanutein Head, Tlingit and Haida master weaver.
Sean Cahoon collects a tree core in Interior Alaska to understand long-term climate interactions with tree growth. USDA Forest Service photo.
Labor Day 2020 brought hot, dry, easterly winds across the west coast, fanning record-breaking megafires that threatened suburbs and compromised air quality in cities like Portland Oregon, shown here. Photo by Ted Timmons.
Dr. Mee-Sook Kim collects fungal spores in Hawaii from rose apple (Syzygium jambos) leaves infected by an invasive forest pathogen that causes myrtle rust disease in tropical/subtropical forests. Photo courtesy of a local cooperator.
A structure destroyed during the 2011 Texas Tanglewood Fire. Photo courtesy of the Randall County Sheriff Department.
Northwest huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum). Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.