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  • January 12, 2015
    On the 12th day of Christmas, I reflect on this past year
    by Dominique Bachelet, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    My colleagues have been asking me why I have not written a blog in a long time. It's been a tough year. My goal was to write science articles and then more science articles. Between bugs in our simulation model that needed fixing and delayed obtaining reliable results, climate data from reliable sources that also included bugs to fix ...
  • December 18, 2014
    Tis the season to learn about water
    by Tosha Comendant, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    Even though is has been quite a few years since I stepped foot on a middle school campus, I have to admit, a shudder ran up my spine (memories of my own adolescent awkwardness) while waiting outside the classroom door.  I was there to meet with Katherine Van Treese and her sixth grade Social Studies students at Redwood Middle School ...
  • December 9, 2014
    A Lasting Monument for Corvallis
    by Jessica McDonald (0 Comments)
    Jessica McDonald is the Development Director for the Greenbelt Land Trust. The Greenbelt Land Trust is a Corvallis based non profit land conservation organization focused on protecting ecologically, agriculturally, and historically significant lands in Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Greenbelt works to secure significant natural areas, linking protected natural areas with parks and public spaces to provide wildlife corridors, protect valuable ...
  • November 9, 2014
    All is not lost, but all is not well
    by Harmony Burright, M.S. (0 Comments)
    Harmony Burright has an M.S. in Water Resources from Oregon State University and is currently sailing around Mexico, Central America and other parts of the Pacific Ocean with her partner Jeff.  You can read more about their adventures as "two Pacific Northwestern homebodies (hogareños) who decided to take our home, a 30 foot Nightingale sailboat named Serenity, and ...
  • October 16, 2014
    Help or Hindrance for Species Conservation?
    by Wayne Spencer, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    I have mixed feelings about the proposed listing of the Pacific fisher as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The species seems to meet the biological criteria for listing —small, fragmented populations, victim of numerous threats, etc.—however the question in my mind is whether ESA protections may hinder more than help with species conservation and recovery. I lead a ...
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