The students worked with a variety of tribal groups and public agencies such as the Forest Service, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Secondary school students are working with scientists, researchers, and natural resource managers, using advanced technologies to facilitate salmon recovery efforts and mitigation of geologic hazards that may significantly impact salmon and human populations.in addition to a number of state and local agencies on ecological restoration projects in Oregon, Washington and California. The students were able to work with scientists in order to gain and understanding of complex, multi-faceted ecological concepts through hands-on experience and the use of GIS, GPS and IT computer modeling. The program also focused on incorporating traditional management practices with western science.
The students participated in a variety of very progressive management schemes including:
Rehabilitation of a 35,000 acre parcel in Central Oregon, that could dramatically affect land use policies throughout the western US.
Collecting field data contributing to large scale vegetative restoration projects in the Redwoods.
Establishing baseline data for a newly acquired National Park Service Wieppe Prairie property, a traditional Nez Perce camas-gathering site and was used by Lewis and Clark as a winter camp during the Corps of Discovery expedition, through small mammal surveys, ground-truthing, and polygonal plotting of vegetation data in with NPS Ecologists.
Working with resource managers on salmon mitigation projects, including, fish passage and habitat restoration on rivers throughout the Pacific Northwest.