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A Geospatial Inventory of the Jacoby Creek Forest & Potential for Restoration ThinningPresentation Year: 2020
- Cameron MillerForestryUndergraduate Student
Second-growth stands of conifers are increasingly being looked to for timber production and ecosystem services across the Pacific Northwest. These stands, regenerated after old-growth logging in the mid-20th century, have the potential to provide timber products, watershed protection and wildlife habitat. However, for these stands to function to their fullest potential, they often require silvicultural treatments such as variable density or restoration thinning. This project conducted a preliminary inventory of the Jacoby Creek Forest using geospatial analysis. Previous silviculture, stand conditions, road networks and watercourses were all compiled to create inventory maps of the forest.
A Symbol of Hope: An Ethnographic Analysis of Religion and Disaster following the Camp FirePresentation Year: 2020
- Sarah HoldenAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
What support do survivors turn to after environmental disasters? This research examines how survivors of the Camp Fire, one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California’s history, draw upon religion in the aftermath of disaster. Specifically, this research asks: What role does religion play in rebuilding a community post-disaster? During the summer of 2019, I conducted ethnographic observations, interviews and surveys with individuals affected by the Camp Fire. I documented material, social and spiritual forms of support that religions organizations offered to residents of Paradise and consider how these factors relate to building the town.
Mindfulness at SchoolsPresentation Year: 2020
- Eva YorkSocial WorkGraduate Student
For my Master’s Project I am currently implementing Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning support (SEL) in a K - 8th grade school. By providing these services we can assist in bringing positive outcomes in early intervention programs for all students, but particularly impacted students who have high Adverse Childhood Experiences ( ACEs) score. Introducing a strength-based perspective and an understanding of wellness and sustainability to students, teachers and school staff can improve long term outcomes such as quality of life, employment and health.
Outreach at CCAT: Evolving, Facilitating, and Encouraging Local ActivismPresentation Year: 2020
- Sophia MagaAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
This ethnography focuses on how outreach is cultivated, idealized, and put into action by employees and volunteers at CCAT. The research takes place at Humboldt State University at the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT). This project aims to ask how the outreach programs at this particular Associated Students organization are structured, interact, utilized, and overall encourage local activism. The methods conducted include participant observations, collected artifacts, naturally occurring conversations, surveys, formal and informal interviews. The findings of this research highlight the necessities for student run organizations and awareness-building communities.