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Willamette River near Corvallis, Oregon
February 8, 2018

Willamette River near Corvallis, Oregon

Willamette River near Corvallis, Oregon

Mowed linear fuel breaks along both sides of a gravel road
January 26, 2018

Mowed linear fuel breaks along both sides of a gravel road in Idaho

An example of mowed linear fuel breaks along both sides of a gravel road in southwestern Idaho

Willamette River side channel
January 1, 2018

Willamette River side channel, Finley Nat'l Wildlife Refuge

Willamette River side channel, Snag Boat Bend, Finley Nat'l Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, Oregon

Alsea River, Oregon
October 28, 2017

Alsea River in Autumn near Alsea Falls, Oregon

The Alsea River in the Oregon Coast Range

Metolius River running through the Deschutes National Forest in Camp Sherman, Oregon
July 20, 2017

Metolius River, Smiling River Campground, Deschutes National Forest

Metolius River, Smiling River Campground, Deschutes National Forest

landscape of red alder with evergreen trees
June 24, 2017

Red alder landscape

Looking out over a red alder forest with evergreen trees at Cascade Head Preserve in Oregon.

Backpack bird tracking devise
June 22, 2017

Platform transmitter terminal (PTT) recovered from male osprey.

PTT, or platform transmitter terminal, recovered from 22.83 year old male osprey. 

bat with left wing spread open
May 31, 2017

Examining a bat's wing for white-nose syndrome in Washington

Researchers examine a bat (Myotis sp.) to test for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.

Epiphytic lichen on a tree in Oregon
April 4, 2017

Epiphytic lichen on a hardwood tree in Corvallis, Oregon

The USGS is researching how trees and epiphytic lichens are affected by nitrogen deposition in temperate forests.

sampling equipment on big sagebrush site
February 16, 2017

Plot 347, point 6, Morley Nelson Snake River NCA

Cover photo for Shinneman, D.J., Welty, J.L., Arkle, R.S., Pilliod, D.S., Glenn, N.F., McIlroy, S.K., Halford, A.S., 2018, Fuels guide and database for intact and invaded big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) ecological sites—User manual: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series Report 1048, p. 9, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1048

Idaho/Oregon border stake with person pulling a sled in background
February 1, 2017

Crossing the Idaho-Oregon border in winter

This remote area along the southern Idaho-Oregon border was affected by the 2015 Soda Fire, which burned nearly 400 square miles of sagebrush habitat important to many species of wildlife, as well as federal and private ranchlands. The USGS, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, is leading a first of its kind study on the efficacy of certain post-fire

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Testing for Bsal
December 31, 2016

Testing for Bsal

Scientists sample a rough-skinned newt for the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, or Bsal, at a pond near Portland, Oregon. Bsal is decimating wild salamander populations in Europe and could emerge in the U.S. through the captive amphibian trade.