Prescribed Fire Controlled Burns Benefit Wildlife and Improve Habitat

Where there’s smoke there’s fire and where there’s fire, at least on NC Wildlife Resources Commission game land, there’s usually a prescribed burn. A prescribed burn, or an intentional burning of vegetation under strict and specific circumstances, helps to restore and maintain wildlife habitat. These prescribed burns benefit many outdoor enthusiasts including hunters, birders and […]

A New Class of Wildlife Detection Dogs

[nature sounds] Our wildlife inspectors introduce us to the new furry recruits… My canine is Hanna, and she’s about 2 and a half years old. That’s an estimated age because she was a stray found on Old Cornelia Highway. These pups are rescued from shelters and enrolled at the National Detector Dog Training Center. Dutton […]

World Ocean Video Trophic Cascade

I’m Peter Neal, director of the World Ocean Observatory. A trophic cascade is an ecological phenomenon triggered by the addition or removal of top predators and involving reciprocal changes in the relative populations of predator and prey through a food chain, which often results in dramatic changes in ecosystem structure and nutrient cycling. A recent […]

8 Incredible Deep Sea Oddities!

We know more about some other planets than the deep sea, but scientists at places like the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are sending eyes in to the darkness in the form of remotely operated submersibles beaming back some amazingly odd images. The green blobs inside the barreleye fish’s transparent skull are actually its eyes […]

Forestry at Oregon State University

Having this forest adjacent to the university is a huge advantage. I don’t have to be behind a desk all the time. I can come out, take some data out in the field and go back in the office and crunch that data. My name’s Justin Thomas, I’m a Forest Engineering, Civil Engineering in the […]

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