Natural Resource Sciences

WSU’s On Solid Ground – Student Scientists, Fish Science, Butterflies in Prison – July 18, 2012

Student Food Product Development Team Wins National Competition A food product development team from the Washington State University and University of Idaho School of Food Science won first place at a national competition sponsored by the Institute of Food Technology at the 2012 annual meeting in Las Vegas. The WSU/UI team’s challenge was to develop […]

Workshop improves success of forest management plan writing

WENATCHEE, Wash. – Comprehensive forest management plans are necessary for landowners to satisfy environmental requirements and participate in beneficial state and federal programs. But writing acceptable plans is a challenge. A workshop will be offered six times this spring by Washington State University Extension to provide participants with the information necessary to write a complete […]

Endangered Rabbit Beats the Odds

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University researchers feel like long-shot lottery winners after discovering that endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits are once again breeding in the wild in Washington. Len Zeoli, a WSU doctoral student in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, was shocked recently while doing field studies to see a young pygmy rabbit […]

Endangered Pygmy Rabbits Researched at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. – Eleven of about two dozen pygmy rabbits scheduled for a March 13 reintroduction into their native sagebrush habitat in Douglas County by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will come from Washington State University, one of three sites where the animals have been bred […]

WSU/UI Career Fair Slated for Feb. 6 & 7

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences in cooperation with University of Idaho’s colleges of Natural Resources and Agricultural and Life Sciences, will host their annual career fair Feb. 6 and 7. Sponsored by a WSU-UI partnership of student organizations, the fair is free and open to the […]

Blatner Appointed Chair of WSU Natural Resource Sciences Department

PULLMAN, Wash. — Keith A. Blatner has been appointed chair of Washington State University’s natural resource sciences department at Washington State University, effective today. He succeeds Ed DePuit, who resigned to accept a position with the U.S. Forest Service in Wenatchee. “We look forward to Keith’s leadership of the department and contributions to the administrative […]

WSU Student From Montesano Honored

PULLMAN, Wash. — Bess Brittell, a senior from Montesano, was named the 2000 Aggie of the Year at the 41st annual awards banquet of Washington State University’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics on Saturday (April 15). The award recognizes the college’s overall outstanding senior majoring in agriculture or natural resource sciences. Brittell’s grades have […]

Forest Root Rot Video Available

PULLMAN, Wash. — “The Rotten Truth,” a new video offered by Washington State University Cooperative Extension, shows forest managers how to diagnose, manage and prevent the three most common root rots in Northwest forests: Laminated root rot, Armillaria root rot and Annosus Root and Butt rot. Laminated root rot, the most serious of the three, […]