Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:00 -0700Wildfire is a reality in the West, one that researchers at the University of Idaho are studying intensely. UI researchers across disciplines are doing ground-breaking work studying how to make communities more “fire-resilient,” and provide solutions that will help people and fire co-exist. Read more
Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0700Research led by the University of Idaho indicates the U.S. needs a comprehensive plan to protect our ecosystems and the variety of plant, animal and insect species that live in them. Led by Jocelyn Aycrigg, a conservation biologist in the College of Natural Resources, and including J. Michael Scott, UI emeritus professor, the large research team published these findings last week in the journal BioScience. Read more
Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:00:00 -0700Deer cause 1.2 million vehicle collisions each year in the U.S., resulting in more than 200 deaths, over 29,000 injuries and $1.66 billion in vehicle damage, medical bills and road cleanup.
Restoration of forests locally and internationally is more relevant than ever. Developing and sharing best practices for nursery production, filling niche markets with specialized trees, and fire restoration are top priorities at our forest nursery, first started in 1909.
McCall Field Campus
For more than 75 years the college has committed to hands-on STEM education and research on the banks of Payette Lake. Learning from the land in this natural classroom provides thousands of students of all ages the opportunity to not just learn science, but to live it.
This remote research station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is a pristine research and education site, surrounded by more than four million acres of wilderness. UI has owned the facility since 1970 and the college continues to invest in infrastructure and programming at this unique site.
Developing sustainable forest practices and practical experience come together on these 12,500 acres of timberland within a short drive from campus. This outdoor classroom is not only a hands-on training ground, it also the site of extensive research and outreach.