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Conference Proceedings

Seminar Series

The following list of seminar topics cover a broad range of land management issues in the Blue Mountains area of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. The Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute and other organizations sponsored the series to help bring new ideas and innovative management techniques to audiences throughout both states. Now the information is available in complete form either in special editions of the Natural Resource News, or as a series of videotapes. Click on any of the seminar titles below for more information about the seminar.


Landscape Ecology and Management Topics
Timber Harvesting Systems for Forest Health
Riparian Restoration and Monitoring Workshop
Cottonwood and Aspen: Managing for Balance, Ecology, and Management
Noxious Weeds: Stemming the Tide
Soil: The Foundation of the Ecosystem
Watersheds: The Critical Link
Fire Ecology and Management in the Blue Mountains

Soil: The Foundation of the Ecosystem

This seminar series featured speakers that focused on the importance of soil. The series was broadcast live via the Eastern Oregon State College Ed-Net facility in the fall of 1995.


The series is available on video from our video lending library.


Geologic Evolution of the Blue Mountains Region: The Role of Geology in Soil Formation

Mark Ferns, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Baker City, OR.


Processes of Soil Formation

James L. Clayton, Intermountain Research Station, Boise, ID.


Soil and the Forest Floor: What It Is, How It Works, and How To Treat It

Alan E. Harvey, Plant Pathologist, Intermountain Research Station, Mosow, ID.


Organisms in the Soil: The Functions of Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, Nematodes, and Arthropods

Elaine R. Ingham, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University.


Effects of Management Activities on Forest Soils: Can We Manage Better?

R.T. Meurisse, Regional Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Region 6, Portland, OR.

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