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164
August
2014
Efficient initial attacks: Analysis of capacity and funding provides insights to wildfire protection planning, based on science by Jeremy Fried and Robert Haight
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163
July
2014
Stream temperature variability: Why it matters to salmon, based on science by Ashley Steel and Brian Beckman
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162
June
2014
Restoration planning on the Okanogan-Wenatchee national forest: Prescriptions for resilient landscapes, based on science by Keith Reynolds and Paul Hessburg
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161
May
2014
Nutritional hotspots and the secret life of forests, based on science by Laurel A. Kluber and Jane E. Smith
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160
April
2014
Martens, sables, and fishers: New synthesis informs management and conservation, based on science by Keith B. Aubry and Martin G. Raphael
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159
March
2014
Accelerated restoration: New landscape Tools to prioritize projects and analyze tradeoffs, based on science by Alan Ager
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158
January/February
2014
Exploring Connections Between Trees and Human Health, based on science by Geoffrey H. Donovan
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157
December
2013
From Trees to Seas—Marbled Murrelet Numbers Are Down, based on science by Martin G. Raphael and Gary A. Falxa
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156
November
2013
Sleuthing Out a Silent Scourge for Amphibians, based on science by Deanna (Dede) Olson
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155
August
2013
Do carbon offsets work? The role of forest management in greenhouse gas mitigation, based on science by Jeremy Fried
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154
July
2013
Managing wildfire risk in fire-prone landscapes: how are private landowners contributing, based on science by A. Paige Fisher and Susan Charnley.
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153
June
2013
The secret life of microbes: soil bacteria and fungi undaunted by the harvesting of fire-killed trees, based on science by Jane Smith and Tara Jennings
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152
May
2013
Restoring a disappearing ecosystem: the longleaf pine savanna, based on science by Timothy Harrington and Karl Miller
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151
April
2013
Demystifying LiDAR, technologies for temperate rain forests in the Pacific Northwest, based on science by Demetrios Gatziolis.
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150
February
2013
Forest in decline: Yellow-cedar research yields prototype for climate change adaptation planning, based on science by Paul Hennon.
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149
January
2013
Tangled trends for temperate rain forests as temperatures tick up based on science by Tara Barrett.
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148
December
2012
Adaptation: Planning for climate change and its effects on federal lands, based on science by David L. Peterson and Michael J. Furniss.
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147
October
2012
Remember redcedar! An overlooked species reveals its potential, based on science by Connie Harrington, Warren Devine, Peter Gould, and Leslie Brodie.
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146
September
2012
A barrage of beetles: controlling leafy spurge through beetle inundation, based on science by Rob Progar.
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145
August
2012
Logging debris matters: better soil, fewer invasive plants, based on science by Timothy B. Harrington, David H. Peter, Robert A. Slesak, and Stephen H. Schoenholtz.
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144
July
2012
Ecosystem service markets 101: supply and demand for nature, based on science by Jeff Kline and Trista Patterson.
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143
June
2012
Make way for seedlings: regenerating white spruce in Alaska, based on science by Andrew Youngblood
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142
May
2012
Sage-grouse on the edge: understanding and managing western landscapes for their survival, based on science by Michael Wisdom
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141
April
2012
A closer look: decoupling the effects of prescribed fire and grazing on vegetation in a ponderosa pine forest, based on science by Becky Kerns and Michelle Buonopane
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140
March
2012
Seasonal neighbors: residential development encroaches on mule deer winter range in central Oregon, based on science by Jeff Kline
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139
February
2012
Thinking big: linking rivers to landscapes, based on science by E. Ashley Steel and Kelly M. Burnett
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138
January
2012
Mapping older forests: satellites, statistics, and boots on the ground, based on science by Janet Ohmann and Warren Cohen
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137
November
2011
Growing quality of life: urban trees, birth weight, and crime, based on science by Geoffrey H. Donovan
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136
October
2011
Engineering a future for amphibians under a changing climate, based on science by Deanna Olson
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135
September
2011
Mount St. Helens: Still erupting lessons 31 years later, based on science by Charlie Crisafulli and Fred Swanson
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134
July
2011
Seeking common ground: protecting homes from wildfires while making forests more resilient to fire, based on science by Alan Ager
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133
June
2011
Thermal pollution in rivers: Will adding gravel help to cool them down? based on science by Gordon Grant and Barbara Burkholder
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Issue 132 (April/May 2011) Tracing the fox family tree: the North American red fox has a diverse ancestry forged during successive ice ages, based on science by Keith Aubry

 

Issue 131 (March 2011) Canaries in a coal mine: using lichens to measure nitrogen pollution, based on science by Linda Geiser and Sarah Jovan

 

Issue 130 (February 2011) Clark’s nutcracker and whitebark pine: Can the birds help the embattled high-country pine survive? based on science by Martin G. Raphael, and Teresa Lorenz.

 

Issue 129 (January 2011) Watershed councils: it takes a community to restore a watershed, based on science by Rebecca Flitcroft.

 

Issue 128 (December 2010) The future of spring bud burst: looking at the possibilities, based on science by Connie Harrington, Brad St. Clair, and Peter Gould.

 

Issue 127 (November 2010) Looking at the big picture: the importance of landbase interactions among forests, agriculture, and climate mitigation policies, based on science by Ralph Alig.

 

Issue 126 (September 2010) Calculating the green in green: What's an urban tree worth? based on science by Geoffrey Donovan.

 

Issue 125 (July 2010) An evolving process: protecting spotted owl habitat through landscape management, based on science by John Lehmkuhl, and Paul Hessburg.

 

Issue 124 (June 2010) Red but not dead: examining microbial and plant recovery in severely burned soils, based on science by Jane Smith, and Cassie Hebel.

 

Issue 123 (May 2010) Great oaks from little acorns grow: planting native oak in the Pacific Northwest, based on science by Warren Devine, and Connie Harrington.

 

Issue 122 (April 2010) Life on the edge: carbon fluxes from wetland to ocean along Alaska's coastal temperate rain forest, based on science by Rick Edwards, and Dave D'Amore

 

Issue 121 (March 2010) Toward more diverse forests: helping trees "get along" in a new organization, based on science by Timothy B. Harrington, Warren Devine

 

Issue 120 (February 2010) Linked in: Connecting riparian areas to support forest biodiversity, based on science by Kelly Burnett and Deanna Olson

 

Issue 119 (December 2009) Exploring connections between landscapes and streams, based on science by Steve Wondzell, Kelsey Jensco, and Rob Payn

 

Issue 118 (November 2009) Ties that bind: Pacific Northwest truffles, trees, and animals in symbiosis, based on science by Randy Molina, and Jane Smith

 

Issue 117 (October 2009) Bioengery from trees: using cost-effective thinning to reduce forest fire hazards, based on science by Jeremy Fried, and Jamie Barbour

 

Issue 116 (September 2009) We're all in this together: decisionmaking to address climate change in a complex world, based on science by Ralph Alig

 

Issue 115 (August 2009) Undercover isotopes: tracking the fate of nitrogen in streams, based on science by Sherri Johnson

 

Issue 114 (July 2009) On the track of the elusive wolverine, based on science by Keith Aubry

 

Issue 113 (June 2009) Land use planning: a time-tested approach for addressing climate change, based on science by Jeff Kline, and Jim Cathcart

 

Issue 112 (April 2009) Let's mix it up! The benefits of variable-density thinning, based on science by Connie Harrington

 

Issue 111 (March 2009) A ravenous river reclaims its true course: the tale of Marmot Dam's demise, based on science by Gordon Grant

 

Issue 110 (February 2009) Old growth revisited: integrating social, economic, and ecological perspectives, based on science by Tom Spies, Sally Duncan

 

Issue 109 (January 2009) Looking out for pileated woodpecker, based on science by Evelyn Bull, Jane Hayes, Nicole Nielsen-Pincus

 

Issue 108 (December 2008) Conservation of biological diversity: all things considered, based on science by Martin Raphael, Randy Molina, Bruce Marcot, Deanna Olson

 

Issue 107 (October 2008) Growing trees where trees grow best: short-term research sheds light on long-term productivity, based on science by Connie Harrington, Thomas Terry, and Rob Harrison

 

Issue 106 (September 2008) Fuel reduction and forest restoration treatments: once is not enough, based on science by Andrew Youngblood

 

Issue 105 (August 2008) Long-term ecological reflections: writers, philosophers, and scientists meet in the forest, based on science by Fred Swanson

 

Issue 104 (July 2008) Paying our way: thinking strategically to offset the cost of reducing fire hazard in western forests, based on science by Jamie Barbour, and Ken Skog

 

Issue 103 (May 2008) Burn and they will come! The western regional birds and burns study examines bird responses to prescribed fire, based on science by John Lehmkuhl

 

Issue 102 (April 2008) Forests at risk: integrating risk science into fuel management strategies, based on science by Alan Ager

 

Issue 101 (March 2008) A landslide is a landslide is a landslide… Or is it? Defining landslide potential across large landscapes, based on science by Kelly Burnett

 

Issue 100 (February 2008) Farmed Atlantic salmon: potential invader in the Pacific Northwest? by Pete Bisson

 

Issue 99 ( January 2008) Saving streams at their source: managing for amphibian diversity in headwater forests, based on science by Deanna Olson, Paul Anderson

 

Issue 98 (December 2007) Move over, Douglas-fir: Oregon white oaks need room to grow, based on science by Connie Harrington, Warren Devine, Peter Gould, and Dave Peter

 

Issue 97 (October 2007) Running dry: where will the West get its water? by Gordon Grant

 

Issue 96 (September 2007) Green-tree retention in harvest units: Boon or bust for biodiversity? by Charley Peterson, and Keith Aubry

 

Issue 95 (August 2007) Forest communities and the Northwest Forest Plan: What socioeconomic monitoring can tell us, based on science by Susan Charnley, and Ellen Donoghue

 

Issue 94 (June 2007) Mountain meadows—here today, gone tomorrow? Meadow science and restoration, based on science by Fred Swanson

 

Issue 93 (May 2007) The mysterious demise of an ice-age relic: Exposing the cause of yellow-cedar decline, based on science by Paul Hennon, and Dave D'Amore

 

Issue 92 (April 2007) Simulating the consequences of land management, based on science by Steven Wondzell, and Pete Bisson

 

Issue 91 (March 2007) Sagebrush in Western North America: habitats and species in jeopardy, based on science by Michael Wisdom, and Mary Rowland

 

Issue 90 (February 2007) The secret life of marbled murrelets: monitoring populations and habitats, based on science by Martin G. Raphael

 

Issue 89 (December 2006) Monitoring forests from space: quantifying forest change by using satellite data, based on science by Warren Cohen and Sean Healey

 

Issue 88 (November 2006) Society's choices: land use changes, forest fragmentation, and conservation, based on science by Ralph Alig

 

Issue 87 (October 2006) Does it work? Monitoring the effectiveness of stream management practices in Alaska, based on science by Richard Woodsmith

 

Issue 86 (September 2006) Does wood slow down "sludge dragons?" The interaction between riparian zones and debris flows in mountain landscapes, based on science by Gordon Grant

 

Issue 85 (July 2006) Seeing the bigger picture: landscape silviculture may offer compatible solutions to conflicting objectives, based on science by Susan Stevens Hummel

 

Issue 84 (June 2006) Knock on wood: Is wood production sustainable in the Pacific Northwest? by Bob Deal

 

Issue 83 (May 2006) If a tree falls in the woods, who will measure it? DecAID decayed wood advisor, based on science by Bruce Marcot, and Janet Ohmann

 

Issue 82 (April 2006) Searing the rhizosphere: belowground impacts of prescribed fires, based on science by Jane Smith

 

Issue 81 (March 2006) Prescribed fires are not created equal: fire season and severity effects in ponderosa pine forests of the southern Blue Mountains, based on science by Becky Kerns, Walt Thies, and Chris Niwa

 

Issue 80 (February 2006) Rocky to bullwinkle: understanding flying squirrels helps us restore dry forest ecosystems, based on science by John F. Lehmkuhl

 

Issue 79 (January 2006) Highways and habitat: managing habitat connectivity and landscape permeability for wildlife, based on science by Peter Singleton

 

Issue 78 (November 2005) Acting on uncertainty in landscape management—options forestry, based on science by Bernard Bormann and Ross Kiester

 

Issue 77 (October 2005) What's it worth to you? Estimating the public's willingness to pay for biodiversity conservation, based on science by Brian Garber-Yonts

 

Issue 76 (September 2005) biodiversity policies: where are they leading us? Are we going where we expexted to go? by Tom Spies, Janet Ohmann, Jeff Kline, Kelly Burnett, Gordon Reeves

 

Issue 75 (August 2005) Climate change and California: potential implications for vegetation, carbon, and fire, based on science by Jim Lenihan

 

Issue 74 (July 2005) Fanning the flames: climate change stacks odds against fire suppression, based on science by Jeremy fried

 

Issue 73 (June 2005) Keeping it cool: unraveling the influences on stream temperature, based on science by Sherri Johnson and Steve Wondzell

 

Issue 72 (April 2005) Is it hip? Identifying streams with high intrinsic potential to provide salmon and trout, based on science by Kelly Burnett

 

Issue 71 (March 2005) Out, out, dam spot! the geomorphic response of rivers to dam removal, based on science by Gordon Grant

 

Issue 70 (February 2005) Fisher conservation in the Pacific States: field data meet genetics, based on science by Keith Aubry

 

Issue 69 (January 2005) Crafting a competitive edge: white spruce regeneration in Alaska, based on science by Andrew Youngblood

 

Issue 68 (November 2004) Trees, houses, and habitat: private forests at the wildland-urban interface, based on science by Jeff Kline and Dave Azuma

 

Issue 67 (October 2004) Following a river wherever it goes: beneath the surface of mountain streams, based on science by Steve Wondzell

 

Issue 66 (September 2004) Dead wood, living legacies: habitat for a host of fungi, based on science by Jane Smith.

 

Issue 65 (July 2004) Rhapsody in avian major: a concerto of songbirds, forest management, and the public, based on science by Todd Wilson.

 

Issue 64 ( June 2004) 100,000 trees can't be wrong: permanent study plots and the value of time, based on science by Sarah Greene.

 

Issue 63 (May 2004) Ecology payoffs from red alder in southeast Alaska, based on science by Robert Deal, and Mark Wipfli.

 

Issue 62 (April 2004) Windows into the forest: extending long-term small-watershed research, based on science by Fred Swanson, and Don Henshaw.

 

Issue 61 (February 2004) Conserving hidden diversity the unprecedented challenge of the survey and manage mandate, based on science by Randy Molina.

 

Issue 60 ( January 2004) Squirrels cannot live by truffles alone: a closer look at a northwest keystone complex, based on science by Andrew Carey.

 

Issue 59 (December 2003) Clarifying muddy water: probing the linkages to municipal water quality, based on science by Gordon Grant.

 

Issue 58 (November 2003) The scourge of the yellow trees: tackling Swiss needle cast in the Coast Range, based on science by Randy Johnson.

 

Issue 57 (October 2003) Coming home to roost: the pileated woodpecker as ecosystem engineer, based on science by Keith Aubry, and Catherine Raley

 

Issue 56 (September 2003) Seeing the trees for the forest: mapping vegetation biodiversity in coastal Oregon forests, based on science by Janet Ohmann

 

Issue 55 (August 2003) Biology, ecology, and economics at play: land use and land cover changes in the 21st century, based on science by Ralph Alig

 

Issue 54 (July 2003) The trouble with connectedness: disturbance and ecosystem crashes, based on science by Andrew B. Carey

 

Issue 53 (May 2003) Arise, amphibians: stream buffers affect more than fish, based on science by Martin Raphael and Pete Bisson

 

Issue 52 (April 2003) Conserving and managing the trees of the future: genetic resources for Pacific Northwest Forests, based on science by Brad St. Clair and Randy Johnson

 

Issue 51 (February 2003) Sex and the single squirrel: a genetic view of forest management in the Pacific Northwest, based on science by Todd Wilson.

 

Issue 50 (January 2003) Managing the "Other" forest: collecting and protecting nontimber forest products, based on science by Nan C. Vance.

 

Issue 49 (December 2002) Geology as destiny: cold waters run deep in western Oregon, based on science by Gordon Grant

 

Issue 48 (November 2002) Volume, value, and thinning: logs for the future, based on science by David D. Marshall and Robert O. Curtis

 

Issue 47 (October 2002) Postfire logging: Is it beneficial to a forest? by Jim McIver and Roger Ottmar

 

Issue 46 (September 2002) When the forest burns: making sense of fire history west of the Cascades, based on science by Fred Swanson

 

Issue 45 (July 2002) Changing the scale of our thinking: landscape-level learning, based on science by Thomas Spies

 

Issue 44 (May 2002) Is carbon storage enough? Can plants adapt? New questions in climate change research, based on science by Ronald P. Neilson

 

Issue 43 (April 2002) Canopy gaps and dead tree dynamics: poking holes in the forest, based on science by Andrew N. Gray and Thomas A. Spies

 

Issue 42 (March 2002) Dead wood all around us: think regionally to manage locally, based on science by Janet Ohmann and Karen Waddell

 

Issue 41 (February 2002) Soggy soils and sustainability: forested wetlands in southeast Alaska, based on science by David D'Amore

 

Issue 40 (December 2001) Boreal blending: timber and moose in Alaska's interior, based on science by Trish Wurtz and John Zasada

 

Issue 39 (November 2001) Under the radar: advances in murrelet monitoring, based on science by Martin G. Raphael

 

Issue 38 (October 2001) Invasion of the exotics: the siege of western Washington, based on science by Andrew B. Carey

 

Issue 37 (September 2001) Absorbing the shock: helping communities when change erupts, based on science by Chris Christensen, Ellen Donoghue, and Terry Raettig

 

Issue 36 (August 2001) Benefits of hindsight: reestablishing fire on the landscape, based on science by John Lehmkuhl

 

Issue 35 (July 2001)  Paradoxes in science: a new view of rarity, based on science by David Boughton (Note: No June issue was produced)

 

Issue 34 (May 2001)  The rule of time and chance: Mount St. Helens and its legacy of knowledge, based on science by Charlie Crisafulli and Fred Swanson

 

Issue 33 (April 2001)  Too early to tell, or too late to rescue? Adaptive management under scrutiny, based on science by George H. Stankey

 

Issue 32 (March 2001) Food for fish, food for thought: managing the invisible components of streams, based on science by Mark Wipfli

 

Issue 31 (February 2001) Finite land, infinite futures? Sustainable options on a fixed land base, based on science by Ralph Alig

 

Issue 30 (December 2000) Facing the challenge of the young, the small, and the dead: Alaska's new frontier, based on science by Eini Lowell, Glenn Christensen, and Jim Stevens

 

Issue 29 (November 2000)  From genes to landscapes: conserving biodiversity at multiple scales, by Ross Kiester

 

Issue 28 (October 2000) Symbiosis and synergy: Can mushrooms and timber be managed together? by Susan Alexander and David Pilz

 

Issue 27 (September 2000) If you take a stand, how can you manage an ecosystem? The complex art of raising a forest, based on science by Andrew B. Carey

 

Issue 26 (August 2000) Community, know thyself: caring about place, based on science by Linda Kruger

 

Issue 25 (June 2000) Seen one dam, seen 'em all?: The surprising story of the Deschutes River, based on science by Gordon Grant

 

Issue 24 (May 2000) Beyond the limits of traditional science: bioregional assessments and natural resource management, based on science by Frederick Swanson and Sarah Greene

 

Issue 23 (April 2000) Where will they all live? The enduring puzzle of land use change, based on science by Jeff Kline and Ralph Alig

 

Issue 22 (February 2000) Why do elk seek shelter? The case against the need for thermal cover, based on science by John G. Cook and John G. Kie

 

Issue 21  (January 2000) Developing new silvicultural regimes: the eyes have it, based on science by Dean DeBell, Robert Curtis, and David Marshall

 

Issue 20  (November 1999) Dead and dying trees: essential for life in the forest, based on science by Evelyn Bull, Torolf Torgersen, and Catherine Parks

 

Issue 19  (October 1999) Alternatives to clearcutting old growth in southeast Alaska, based on science by Mike McClellan

 

Issue 18  (September 1999) Messy world: managing dynamic landscapes, based on science by Fred Swanson and John Cissel

 

Issue 17  (August 1999) Home on the range: Might the cattle peacefully graze? by James McIver

 

Issue 16 (July 1999) Wisdom from the little folk: the forest tales of birds, squirrels, and fungi, based on science by Andrew Carey

 

Issue 15  (June 1999) Seeing the forest for the trees: applying satellite remote sensing to landscape ecology and management by Thomas Spies

 

Issue 14  (May 1999) More rain, more drought: Will the forests thrive or die? by Ronald P. Neilson

 

Issue 13 (April 1999) The fish-based food web: when predator and prey connect, based on science by Mary Willson

 

Issue 12  (March 1999) Mushrooms in the mist: stalking the wild chanterelle, based on science by Leon Liegel and David Pilz

 

Issue 11  (February 1999) Confronting illusions of knowledge: How should we learn? by Bernard T. Bormann

 

Issue 10 (December 1998) Military maneuvers and biodiversity: strange arrangements in southern California, based on science by A. Ross Kiester

 

Issue 9  (November 1998) Biodiversity and intentional management: a renaissance pathway, based on science by Andrew B. Carey

 

Issue 8  (October 1998) Supply and demand for wood: a worldwide perspective? by David J. Brooks

 

Issue 7  (September 1998) Adaptive management: Good business or good buzzwords? by Jim McIver and Evelyn L. Bull

 

Issue 6  (August 1998) Resiliency of small rural communities in the interior Columbia basin, based on science by Stewart Allen

 

Issue 5 (July 1998) Tackling risks at the broad scale in the interior Columbia basin, based on science by Thomas Quigley, Jim Sedell, and Richard Haynes

 

Issue 4  (May 1998) It's not easy being green: the tricky world of small-diameter timber, based on science by Jamie Barbour and Roger Fight

 

Issue 3  (April 1998) The owl: spotted, listed, barred, or gone? by Eric Forsman and Martin Raphael

 

Issue 2  (March 1998) Landslides through the fish-eye lens, based on science by Kelly Burnett and Gordon Reeves (September 2001..we only have a few copies left. Please use the electronic version if possible.)

 

Issue 1 (February 1998) Lessons from a flooded landscape, based on science by Fred Swanson and Gordon Grant (Only available in electronic format)

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