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Episode 42: Mediterranean Oak Borer

In this episode, Lauren Grand is joined by Christine Buhl to discuss what the Mediterranean Oak Borer is, where it came from, and ways to identify infestations and prevent them from spreading.

“The healthier you can make your trees, the better they are going to be able to resist & tolerate invasive insects.”

– Christine Buhl, Oregon Department of Forestry Entomologist
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Episode 41: Indigenous Partnerships

In this episode, Lauren Grand is joined once again by Cristina Eisenberg to discuss how creating relationships with indigenous tribes can help strengthen Western science methodologies to create natural ecosystem resiliency.

“I truly believe that if we come together across cultures… we are going to help steward a much more sustainable future.”

– Cristina Eisenberg, OSU Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Maybelle Clark Macdonald Director of Tribal Initiatives in Natural Resources
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Episode 40: Indigenous Knowledge

In this episode, Lauren Grand is joined by Cristina Eisenberg to discuss the importance of indigenous knowledge and how it can be used to strengthen communities and the natural environment.

“We need every tool possible to create a world that is more resilient and healthier.”

– Cristina Eisenberg, OSU Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Maybelle Clark Macdonald Director of Tribal Initiatives in Natural Resources
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Episode 38: Climate Change

In this episode, Lauren Grand invites Jessica Halofsky on the show to discuss the impacts of climate change on Oregon’s forests.

“Fundamentally, we wanna make sure that forests are healthy. We keep forests healthy, that helps them to be more resilient to effects of climate change”

– Jessica Halofsky, Director of USDA Northwest Climate Hub
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Episode 37: WOWNet

In this episode, Lauren Grand is joined by Tiffany Hopkins and multiple members of the Women Owning Woodlands Network to explain how WOWNet educates and empowers female small woodland owners.

“Everyone can kind of dive in and connect… wherever they wanna grab the bit of the net, they can.”

– Kate McMichael, WOWNet Member
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Episode 36: Oak

In this episode, Jacob Putney is joined by Steve Denney and Alicia Christiansen to discuss the importance of educating the public about Oak trees and their positive impacts on Oregon’s woodlands.

“There’s an overwhelming interest in oaks, and once we explain the importance of oaks, [people] are excited about doing some things.”

– Steve Denney, Umpqua Oak Partnership Coordinator
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Episode 35: Range

In this episode, Jacob Putney is joined by Katie Wollstein to discuss strategies to mitigate fires and invasive plant species in Oregon rangelands.

“Fire resilience benefits everyone, it’s a public good… We can’t keep thinking we’re managing these complicated ecosystems in a vacuum.”

– Katie Wollstein, Rangeland Fire Regional Specialist for Harney & Malheur Counties
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Episode 34: Fire Weather

In this episode, Jacob Putney and Aaron Groth invite Jon Bonk & Rebecca Muessle on the show to discuss the role incident meteorologists play in fighting wildfires.

“Being an Incident Meteorologist is by far the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my career.”

– Jon Bonk, Portland National Weather Service Incident Meteorologist
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Episode 33: Maple Syrup

In this episode, Scott Leavengood is joined by Eric Jones and Eliza Nelson to discuss the increasing popularity of maple syrup production in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

“We’re just at the beginning of something great that I think is going to have a big future in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in general.”

– Eric Jones, Anthropologist & OSU College of Forestry Instructor
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Episode 31: Master Woodland Managers

In this episode, Lauren Grand invites Susan Watkins, Brett Aldrich, and Tiffany Hopkins on the podcast to discuss the value of participating in the FNR Extension’s Master Woodland Manager program.

“I think it’s a tremendous program. It’s the best program I have ever participated in.”

– Susan Watkins, Master Woodland Manager Program Graduate
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