Tag Archives: Forest Management

Episode 44: Slash Piles

In this episode, Jacob Putney is joined by John Punches to discuss tips and regulations related to piling, managing and burning slash.

“Remember that when we burn we’re releasing heat and smoke into the atmosphere, and before we make the decision to burn, let’s think about what’s next to where those piles are.”

– John Punches, OSU Extension Forester in NE Oregon and Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management
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Episode 43: OSU Campus Arboretum

In this episode, Scott Leavengood tours OSU’s main campus with Dan Blanchard to learn about the university’s rich history of woody plants and the process of turning OSU into an accredited arboretum.

“The Willamette Valley is incredible… environmental conditions have allowed our campus to turn into a horticultural mecca.”

– Dan Blanchard, Curator of Living Plant Collections for OSU Campus Arboretum & Horticulture Instructor
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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 39: Dead Wood

In this episode, Lauren Grand invites Ken Bevis on the show to discuss how dead wood plays a critical role in the health of wildlife and forest ecosystems.

Photo credit to Teri J. Pieper

“It’s just such an important element in the natural ecosystem that it is an easy thing to overlook.”

– Ken Bevis, WA State Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist
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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 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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