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Weathercatch: State’s biggest wildfire human caused, weather spread

Weathercatch Photo LogoBy Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – A human is to blame for starting Washington state’s largest wildfire, burning since July 23. » More …

June 24: SE Washington Forest, Range Owners Field Day

taking forest readingPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU Extension  will present a Forest and Range Owners Field Day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, on the Dickinson property at Cougar Canyon near Dayton, Wash. Gates open at 8 a.m. » More …

WSU research highlights deforestation threat to jaguars

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Accelerating deforestation of jaguar habitat, especially in corridors connecting conservation areas, threatens the long-term survival of the iconic predator, according to new research by Dan Thornton, an assistant professor in the Washington State University School of the Environment. » More …

Nov. 20: Learn to thwart forest weeds at WSU Extension expo

tree-ivyEVERETT, Wash. – Blackberries, ivy, holly, Scotch broom, reed canary grass and knotweed are a few of the invasive weeds that plague landowners. The Washington State University Extension forestry program will offer an expo to equip landowners to combat these invaders. » More …

‘Big data’ leads to better trees via $3 million grant

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Dorrie-Main-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University are harnessing the power of “big data” to help growers create the next generation of healthy, sustainable forests and tree crops. » More …

Sept. 17: Field day helps woodland owners care for trees

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

forestLOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day, 8:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Midnight’s Farm on Lopez Island. » More …

Aug. 27: Field day helps woodland owners care for trees

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Forest landowners will build skills for caring for their trees at the Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Claremont Forest near Snoqualmie in King County. » More …

Researchers grow cyberforests to predict climate change

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – It can take Mother Nature 1,000 years to grow a forest. But Nikolay Strigul, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Washington State University Vancouver, can grow one on a computer in three weeks. » More …