Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0700Manure, byproducts of food processing, and other agricultural and aquacultural materials are often considered to be waste. However, the University of Idaho Center for Resilient Communities (CRC), in collaboration with industries across the state, is beginning a project to help Idaho view and use these nutrients as a resource. The National Science Foundation awarded the CRC nearly $3 million over the next three years to support the ReFEWS project, which will map Idaho’s opportunities for managing nutrients across landscapes for improved resilience in food, energy and water systems, known as FEWS. The project will focus on the Upper Snake River Watershed, which includes Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and the surrounding counties, but also will incorporate other sites across Idaho with an eye to improving community and human well-being. Read more
Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0700A team of scientists led by Daniel Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, met in September at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to answer questions about how plants transport water.
Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0700The University of Idaho Rangeland Center will be hosting the Rangeland Fall Forum on Oct. 20 in Caldwell, Idaho. The theme of the forum is “Summit to Stream: Managing Rangelands is a Watershed Affair,” and will focus on practices for thoughtful management of rangeland watersheds. Read more
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.