A relatively stable, persistent and historical problem with elevated NO₃⁻ concentrations in rural drinking wells in the southern Willamette Valley, Oregon is evident. What is the origin of NO₃⁻ in rural drinking water wells in this area? The answer to the question is not simple. Many non-point sources contribute to...
Within literacy and composition studies, writing, as a
social act, is believed by many to have the potential to effect
change in and transform situations of injustice. Community literacy,
as an emergent practice within composition studies, embraces
and stretches this notion of linking literacy to social
change. Community literacy also...
A diversity in climate, geologic parent material, and soil
characteristics exist in Jackson, Josephine, Coos, and Douglas
Counties of southwest Oregon. Previous field trials and soil testing
results have revealed uncertainties as to the phosphorus (P) status
of the soils in this area. Twenty-four sites from nine agriculturally
Reduction of pocket gopher damage to conifer seedlings is important to successful reforestation in many regions of the Pacific
Northwest. The objective of this study was to determine the factors that influence the local distribution of the northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides Richardson) in a forested region of south-central Oregon....
Several crops grown in the Willamette valley of western Oregon
respond to applications of boron fertilizers. The acid, highly-leached
soils of this area are naturally low in plant-available B. Application
of B to the soil annually or at less frequent intervals is currently
recommended, but the fate of applied B...
The objectives of this investigation were to examine the changes in vegetation resulting from application of herbicides, and to study the effects of these vegetative changes on the abundance and composition of small-mammal populations, and on deer usage of treated and untreated plots. Three areas in western Oregon were selected...