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
The series is available on video from our video
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,
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.