Center News and Notes

The Almeda Fire destroyed thousands of homes in Southern Oregon in September 2020. Image credit: Shutterstock

Rapidly growing communities in the American West’s forests and shrublands are nestled in zones where local soil and plant traits amplify the effect of climate change on wildfire hazards and lead to bigger burns.

Ready for its closeup? With soaring housing costs, Boise is seeing a strong influx of in-migration from around the United States, particularly California.

Wenxi Zhao, MS '21, water resources engineer at the California Department of Water Resources

In place of monoculture, mutually-supporting crops.  The Washoe community garden, planted in 2014 in Gardnerville, Nevada.