Nearby Nature—A Cost-Effective Prescription for Better Community Health?

U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station Science Findings January 2017 A balanced diet and regular exercise are fundamental for good health, and a daily dose of nature may be equally important. Nearly 40 years of research has demonstrated that “metro nature”—nature found in urban environments, such as parks or tree-lined streets—provides positive and measurable […]

Bee Research Now Possible at the University of Washington

The University of Washington may have a Lamborghini lab, and not one but two ocean-going research vessels, but Dr. Evan Sugden, instructor at the University of Washington for fifteen years and long-time beekeeper, noticed that there was one educational opportunity for students missing: the study of bees and learning bee husbandry. Read more…

The Many Faces of the University of Washington’s Pack Forest

TimberWest May/June 2013 When you visit the Charles L. Pack Experimental Forest, you are not just taking a walk through a forest, you’re seeing sustainability in action. Through spacing trials, selection thinning, fertilizer treatments, and ecosystem-value services research, the Center of Sustainable Forestry demonstrates that sustainability and active forest management are not mutually exclusive. Read […]