News and Announcements

Congratulations to HSU’s Range Plant ID Team

Humboldt State University's Range Plant Identification team placed 5th in a contest that has been described as one of the toughest in recent memory. Deedee Soto, an HSU Botany major with a range minor, placed 5th in the individual category. Coached by lecturer/NRCS Rangeland Specialist Todd Golder, other team members include Mariah Aguiar, Amanda Albright, Melissa Chase, Axel Sanchez, Eric Garcia, Monica Rodriguez, Steven Gilster, Tess Palmer, Darren Pinnegar, and Kaelie Pena. These students were enrolled in RRS 475 Advanced study of Range Plants, offered every semester.

Most plant species on this test were grasses and many consisted of mere fragments of material. We owe much to HSU's excellent range or botany courses, including the Agrostology course (BOT 354) offered alternate years.

A Snapshot of Forest Carbon Integrating an Undergraduate Capstone and Graduate Research

Dr. Susan Marshal delivered a talk entitled "A Snapshot of Forest Carbon Integrating an Undergraduate Capstone and Graduate Research" at the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) meeting. The talk detailed undergraduate and graduate student research on forest carbon storage at the L.W. Schatz Demonstration Tree Farm.

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Student Wins Award at Fire Ecology Conference

Bret McNamara won an award for best student poster at the Third Southwest Fire Ecology Conference in Tucson, AZ for his research entitled "Post-fire seedling establishment patterns of Hesperocyparis bakeri" and was featured on the Joint Fire Science Program newsletter.

Bret is a graduate student working in the HSU Wildland Fire Lab and conducted this research in collaboration with faculty members: David Greene, Jeff Kane, and Melanie McCavour.

Passing of Jerry Partain

Gerald L. Partain (Jerry) passed away quietly at the age of 91 in Eureka, on July 4th, 2016. Dr. Partain was the co-founder of the Forestry program at Humboldt State University where he taught for nearly 30 years. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Jerry Partain HSU Forestry Scholarship Program or Hospice of Humboldt. A reception will be held at the Wharfinger Bldg .1 Marina Way, Eureka, Ca.. on July 24th from 2::PM to 5:PM.

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Sungnome Madrone Honored by Salmonid Restoration Federation

Sungnome Madrone was recently honored with the 2016 Restorationist of the Year Award by the Salmonid Restoration Federation.

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18th Annual FWR Spring Banquet

The 18th annual Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources Spring Awards Banquet was held Tuesday, April 12th with over 100 students, faculty and friends of the department attending. This annual celebration highlights the accomplishments of the students and faculty of the department and $43,000 in scholarships were handed out.

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