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UI Forestry Extension Publications Help Educate about Wildfire
Posted: Tuesday, August 25
Protecting private property before a fire and managing land and natural resources afterward are both key concerns as wildfires continue to burn across the West. The University of Idaho Extension has free publications to help with both. “The dry, hot conditions this summer are further tested by our desire to live farther and farther into the woods, or what we call the wildland urban interface...
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Natural Resources | News Release
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UI College of Natural Resources Ranks Top Value in the Nation
Posted: Thursday, August 13
The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources is the best value for a natural resources and conservation program in the nation, according to USA Today’s College Factual. The college is also ranked 11th in the nation for the quality of its natural resources programs. “Our successful alumni have proven over and over again that our programs are of the highest caliber and we are th...
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McCall Outdoor Science School Receives National STEM Education Award
Posted: Tuesday, August 11
The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is one of five winners of the national Underwriters Laboratories Innovative Education Award (ULIEA) program to advance environmental and STEM education. The award includes a $25,000 grant for program support. “National recognition of MOSS and the benefit it provides in helping students across the state validates our hard work and t...
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Federal Grant Supports UI Logger Safety Research
Posted: Monday, August 10
The University of Idaho has a received an $825,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop techniques to save the lives of those working in the woods. Researchers from the College of Natural Resources working in UI’s Experimental Forest will use the funds to install GPS technology on the heavy equipment used in logging. The technology will allow other equipment operat...
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First-Generation College-Bound Students Benefit from UI/Verizon Partnership
Posted: Friday, July 24
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 24, 2015 — Twenty at-risk high school students are experiencing hands-on scientific learning as they investigate climate change, water quality, fuel alternatives and more during the University of Idaho’s Upward Bound Math Science program at the McCall Field Campus, supported by a $6,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The Upward Bound students are liv...
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Moscow Science Teachers Hike Mountain for UI Youth Science Program
Posted: Wednesday, July 22
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 22, 2015 — The experience of science camp is so important that two Moscow High School science teachers are enduring a 92-mile hike with 22,000-foot elevation change in five days to raise money for the Moscow sixth graders to attend the University of Idaho’s McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS). Mark Shipley and Ken Berger will hike the Wonderland Trail around...
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Natural Resources | Biological Sciences | News Release
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UI Scientists Predict Increase in Megafires Due to Climate Change
Posted: Tuesday, July 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 21, 2015 — More megafires are predicted into the mid-21st century as scientists apply climate models to fire-prone regions across the country. “Climate change will increase the odds of conditions that have historically led to megafires,” said UI’s Renaud Barbero, a postdoctoral researcher and lead author of a paper published this month in the In...
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UI Closes Experimental Forest to Public Due to Fire Risks
Posted: Tuesday, July 14
The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources has closed UI’s Experimental Forest statewide to the public until further notice due to persistent high fire danger. Firewood-cutting permits issued by the Experimental Forest are suspended until the closure is lifted. “We have taken a proactive move to alleviate the potential risk of wildfire due to this summer’s hot and dry w...
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UI Researcher Studying Complex Migration of Amazonian Catfish
Posted: Thursday, July 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 9 , 2015 —Using new techniques, researchers have uncovered details of one of the world’s longest and least understood migrations, which could aid the conservation of giant Amazonian fish. UI doctoral student Jens Hegg has shown that the migration patterns of Amazonian catfish are much more diverse than originally thought, which may influence the population&rs...
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Faculty Open House at McCall Field Campus Aug. 17-18
Posted: Tuesday, July 7
The 2015 UI-CNR McCall Field Campus and MOSS Open House for UI faculty will be held Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17-18.  Spend time on the beautiful shores of Payette Lake to:   • Have fun with colleagues in the beautiful setting of McCall in August, • Meet the great people working at the McCall Field Campus, • Learn how you can engage in new McCall-based programs and facilit...
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Natural Resources | Faculty and Staff Announcement | Southern Idaho
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