In its quest to promote the wise utilization and conservation of the United States' ocean and coastal resources, the National Sea Grant Program sponsors a vast array of research and educational ventures. Much of this is published, either in print or electronically. Locating this information can be an adventure even...
By the early 1990s, the citizens of Tillamook County recognized that environmental problems facing Tillamook Bay threatened the very future of those residing here. Declining fish runs meant loss of income for commercial fishermen, tackle shops, hotel owners, and other fishing - dependent businesses. Decreasing water quality meant violations of...
In 1995, the Washington County Soil & Water Conservation District interviewed 90 farmers in
northwest Oregon's Tualatin River Basin, using a survey developed by the USDA - Natural
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service.
Crop rotations, yields, tillage, fertilizer and irrigation practices were recorded....
Desert, desert-steppe (Gobi) zone is the largest province by area (165,000 square kilometres) of Mongolia. The Gobi contains some 560 plant species, in 80 different vegetation associations (Swift, 1991). There are number of results of nutritive value of desert-steppe’s pasture grass. Mongolia’s dry climate means that pasture grasses have less...
The objective of this report is to describe the current increase in Douglas-fir tussock moth (Orgyia pseudotsugata McDunnough) activity in northern Idaho and Montana. The report also relates current conditions to historical and future trends and larger scale increasing tussock moth activity in surrounding western states.
Whitebark pine is an important reforestation
species in the northern Rocky Mountains for enhancement of wildlife habitat. Production of container-grown whitebark pine seedlings at the USDA Forest Service Nursery in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho has been increasing the past several years.
Diseases continue to be an important limiting
factor in seedling...
The unusually large amount of ice, snow,
and wind-damaged trees that occurred
during the winter of 1996-97 provided prime
habitat for populations of the Douglas-fir
beetle (DFB) (Dendroctonus pseudotsugae)
to build to epidemic numbers. Beetles
emerged during the spring and summer of
1998, attacking hundreds of thousands of
A preliminary evaluation of the biological control
formulation of Trichoderma harzianum marketed
as BioTrek® was conducted on bareroot Douglasfir
and western white pine seedlings at the USDA
Forest Service Nursery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
The biocontrol material was applied topically on
seed shortly after sowing and comparisons made
between treated and...