PORTLAND, Ore. May 3, 2012. The U.S.
Forest Service’s Pacific
Northwest Research Station today launched “PNW Ecotone,” a
new podcast series. Available for streaming or download at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/podcasts,
the series introduces listeners to recent science findings, tools,
and timely research topics from the station’s 11 laboratories
In the research branch of the Forest Service, we’re working
to better deliver what we’re learning about forests,” said
Cindy Miner, the station’s Assistant Director for Communications
and Applications. “We think people will find that our podcasts
provide a quick and enjoyable way to stay current with science.”
series’ inaugural episode, “Scarred for Life,” features
Seattle-based research ecologist Don McKenzie, and highlights his
work on how tree-ring scars can serve as indicators of past fires
across a landscape.
Each episode of “PNW Ecotone” will
be accompanied by an online photo gallery, links to more information,
and a transcript.
Listeners can choose to receive new episodes automatically by subscribing
to a dedicated RSS
The PNW Research Station is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
It has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Oregon,
and Washington and about 425 employees.