Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees … Read more about NAU research team receives grant to study how trees adapt to insect damage and the changing environment
Registration is now open for Northern Arizona University’s Centennial Forest Environmental Education Programs annual youth summer camp.
The program focuses on “nurturing the love of nature” while offering campers opportunities to learn about forests, wildlife and science through hands-on experiential lessons delivered by NAU students serving as camp counselors, cooks and role models.
Participants will learn about the beauty and importance of forests, how nature impacts their lives and future career paths and land ethic and stewardship skills through a series… Read more
Northern Arizona University scientists are calling for accelerated restoration of mixed-conifer forests in a paper published this month in Forest Ecology and Management. These landscapes are at extreme risk for uncharacteristic wildfire because of tree density, fire suppression and warmer temperatures.
Mixed-conifer forests are a combination of conifers, including pine trees, and broad-leaved trees such as elm, oak and maple trees at high elevations. The mixed-conifer forests, which comprise approximately two to three percent of the southwestern forests, support a variety… Read more
By Wally Covington,
Executive director, Ecological Restoration Institute
Regents’ professor, School of Forestry
This week, we celebrate the signing of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project‘s final Record of Decision by the U.S. Forest Service, which clears a total of 8,669 acres for treatment through mechanical thinning, hand thinning and prescribed burning. The watershed project is a monumental event for the community because it’s an example to the nation of a municipality funding restoration work on… Read more