State House District 31

Education efforts result in residential awareness to defend structures against wildfires

Wildfires are natural occurrences of ecological value, but when wildfires threaten the built environment, significant negative impacts may occur. Research on structure damage in wildfire events demonstrates that building materials and ...

Mar 2024 | Impact Story

Mushroom Producers Network provides mentorship and resource-sharing

The north Willamette Valley has experienced a notable increase in the number of farmers expressing interest in small-scale mushroom production. These farmers are seeking avenues for farmer-to-farmer support, skill-sharing and collaborative...

Feb 2024 | Impact Story

4-H Egg to Fry projects bring ecology to life in 10 Portland metro area schools

Raising salmon and trout eggs in an elementary school classroom is an effective way to enhance a child’s understanding of how vitally important their environment is for their survival, and how people can greatly influence ...

Jun 2023 | Impact Story

OSU Extension responds to avian flu with coordinated outreach

When the deadly highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was detected in Oregon in May 2022, poultry businesses were forced to cull infected birds, people with backyard chickens were worried about the fate of their birds and ...

Jun 2023 | Impact Story

OSU Extension helps Oregon’s woodland owners manage their land

Oregon's family woodland owners manage close to 4.5 million acres – or 40% of all private forestland in the state. They make substantial contributions to local economic, social, ecological and recreational services. Building ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

OSU Extension Master Naturalist program trains volunteers to be ambassadors for Oregon’s natural resources

People from all over the world come to enjoy Oregon’s beauty and natural resources, but few residents have the knowledge that would deepen appreciation of the state such as sharing how animals, plants and insects work ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

Pruning social media campaign reaches thousands of Oregon gardeners

Ask a gardener about their biggest challenges and pruning would be at the top of the list. It can be an overwhelming job that intimidates many people. In the winter of 2021, a request was posted to the the Oregon State...

Apr 2023 | Impact Story

Mental health first-aid trainings enhance understanding of risk factors and warning signs

The Coast to Forest Project, a partnership of Oregon State University Extension Service and the OSU Center for Health Innovation, works on mental health promotion and substance use prevention. It builds on existing state and ...

Apr 2023 | Impact Story

OSU Extension newsletter helps mint growers save money on pest control

Oregon ranks second in the United States in mint production, with a value estimated worth $28.7 million in 2022. Losses from pests like mint root borer and variegated cutworm can eat into farmers’ profits. These two most ...

Apr 2023 | Impact Story

OSU Extension microgreens gardening course reaches thousands of Oregonians

According to the latest National Gardening Association survey, about 55% of U.S. households had a garden in 2021. That number continues to grow with more than 18 million Americans starting the popular activity during the COVID-19...

Apr 2023 | Impact Story