Environmental Science, Forestry & Wildlife

Students investigate earth systems while learning the techniques foresters and wildlife managers use to manage these precious resources.

Forestry students begin the semester with an overnight trip to Mount St Helens. They spend the first day exploring the unique landscape and the second day conducting an ecologic field study. Back in the classroom the data is analyze to determine how the environment has responded to different disturbance forces created by the 1980 eruption as well as varying land management practices. Over the course of the semester students revisit the project, developing a research question, collecting background research, summarizing and graphing the data related to their question and writing an analysis and conclusion. All this hard work is compiled into a research poster and presented at a student research conference held at WSU in Vancouver. Here are a few examples of the 2018 participants:

Student Forestry Project Work

Forestry student work


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