Lake

Klamath, Lake residents learn to prepare healthy and affordable meals

In Klamath County, 14% of households experience food insecurity. People who are food insecure are at a higher risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. For children, food insecurity can have both physical and ...

Extension rangeland faculty help mitigate spread of invasive grasses

Invasive annual grasses are a threat to the Great Basin desert ecosystem that includes much of eastern Oregon. They compromise habitat diversity for important wildlife species such as the greater sage-grouse. They shorten the ...

4-H virtual running club replaces Girls Go Run in response to COVID-19

A lack of physical activity and childhood obesity rates are a growing concern in Lake County. In the spring of 2019, Oregon State University Extension Service in the county launched Girls Go Run, an exercise program for ...

Extension adult exercise programs keep Oregonians active during COVID-19

Physical activity is important to both physical and emotional health, and it can help strengthen the immune system. Walk With Ease and StrongWomen & StrongPeople are two popular Oregon State University Family and Community ...

Researchers study supply chain feasibility of biochar for agricultural use

Biochar, the charcoal-like material created by burning woody debris at high-temperatures in a low-oxygen environment, is recognized as offering a number of benefits for soil health, and is being proposed as a carbon-negative ...

OSU Extension helps promote summer activity through iTri

A lack of physical activity and childhood obesity rates are a growing concern for Lake County youth, especially during summer when there is an increase of unstructured time for school-age youth. In response, 4-H in Lake County...

Practical applications discovered for western juniper

Due to changes in land management practices, wildfire suppression in particular, western juniper acreage in the western United States has increased dramatically in the past 100 years. Thinning juniper stands helps restore rangelands ...

OSU Extension partners with landowners to reduce fire risk in dry southern Oregon forests

Over the past century, forests of the Pacific Northwest have been dramatically altered by human activities, including logging, grazing, and fire suppression. Many of today’s forest stands, such as those in dry southern Oregon, ...

OSU helps cattle ranchers, environmentalists save sage-grouse

Oregon is home to 1.3 million head of cattle, valued at almost $700 million, many of which graze on sagebrush grassland. But some of that same land is also home to the greater sage-grouse. The bird occupies about half of...

OSU keeps forests healthy and productive

A serious epidemic of Swiss needle cast has hit the west slope of the Oregon Coast Range. This native fungal foliage disease can significantly reduce growth rates and the competitiveness of Douglas-fir, the most important timber...