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Completed Research Projects

Clicking on one of the projects listed below will give you the title of the research project, principal investigators, a brief description, cost, products for finished work, and status for ongoing work. Cost is broken down into direct appropriated dollars (BMNRI), funds obtained from granting agencies, and total dollars. More detailed information about any of these projects, or about the research program in general, can be obtained by e-mail or by calling Jim McIver, Research Coordinator, at (541) 962-6528.

(March 1999 listing)


Agroforestry Practices and Their Relation to Riparian Areas
Blue Mountains Monitoring Framework
Deerhorn Fuels Reduction
Electronic (Fenceless) Livestock Control
Fire History in the Blue Mountains
Forest Canopy Gaps and Disturbance Agents in the Blue Mountains
Forest Service Employees Value Survey
Genesis Forest Health Demonstration
Limber Jim Fuels Reduction
Long-Term Trends in Blue Mountain Forests and Rangeland Conditions
Management Strategies to Improve Livestock Distribution in Riparian Ecosystems (Cattle Dispersion Study)
Northroad Stand Improvment
Public Acceptance of Alternative Fuels Reduction Methods
Synthesis and Research Framework
Wildfire and Breeding Bird Communities on Pine District

Electronic (Fenceless) Livestock Control. 1992-1993.

Principal Investigators: Art Tiedemann, Thomas Quigley (PNW Research Station)

An electronic warning system has been developed to restrict cattle access to sensitive areas. Radio receivers on special ear tags attached to cattle are triggered when they approach an "electronic fence," the boundaries of which are determined by the position of transmitting stations. The influence of the technology on cattle health, physiology, and behavior have been examined. Technology for this system is currently being refined, with emphasis on reducing the weight and size of the ear tags.

Cost: BMNRI-60K; Grants-158K; Total-401K


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