At first glance, white oak trees, DNA, and Siberian tigers may seem to have little in common. But with financial support from the U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development, the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station and Germany’s Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics are linking all three through research that offers a new approach for sleuthing the source of wood products and combating illegal logging. Read More>>
Pacific trout are survivors. Cutthroat trout, golden trout, Gila trout, Apache trout, and others in the Oncorhynchus genus have lived through glaciations, volcanoes, enormous floods, and major shifts in the tectonic plates of Earth – shifts that have created our current mountain ranges and stream beds. Read More >>
Mission: The Pacific Northwest Research Station is a leader in the scientific study of natural resources. We generate and communicate impartial knowledge to help people understand and make informed choices about natural resource management and sustainability.
Headquarters: Portland, Ore.
Laboratory and Center Locations: 11 total—Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, and Sitka, Alaska; Seattle, Olympia, and Wenatchee, Wash.; Portland, Corvallis, Prineville, and La Grande, Ore.
Workforce: 317 employees (271 permanent and 46 temporary), which includes 78 scientists (in fiscal year 2013)
Funding: $46.6 million (base research appropriations: $38.2 million, client support: $8.4 million) (in fiscal year 2013)