Friday, October 10, 2008

Adventure - Risk - Challenge Program

A.R.C.: Voices on the Rise from F. Felix on Vimeo.

An introduction to the Adventure - Risk - Challenge Program (ARC), produced by Coldstream Creative & ARC graduates.

Learn more about ARC at their website.

Quicktime [31.1MB]

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bear cub release at Sagehen.

Jason Holley of the California Dept. of Fish & Game talks to the Sierra Sun about the wild bear cub release at Sagehen last January.


Sagehen's healthy meadows & fish.

UC Davis Newswatch talks to Sagehen researchers Shorty Boucher & Peter Moyle about what they are learning about the connection between meadow health, fish populations, diversity, & management policy changes due to insights gained from Sagehen research.


Lahontan Cutthroat Trout research.

Sagehen researcher Peter Moyle talks to UC Davis Newswatch about why putting endangered native Lahontan Cutthroat Trout back into Sagehen Creek is a good idea & also about the value of long-term datasets like Sagehen's.


Thursday, October 02, 2008

50+ Years of Sagehen.

Updated version, 6-2014:


50+ Years of Sagehen from F. Felix on Vimeo.

This is Jeff's "Introduction to Sagehen" slideshow that he shows to all Sagehen guests as part of their orientation. It encapsulates what's been going on at the field station for the past 55 years or so.

It is as good an answer to "So, what do you guys do out there, anyway?" as we can come up with.

You can also download it as a Quicktime movie:
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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Forest Resiliency & SPLATs Research at Sagehen.

Forest Resiliency & SPLATs Research at Sagehen. from F. Felix on Vimeo.


This video is Sagehen Summer Speaker Series #21. Professor John Battles discusses how we can convert our precious western national forests from torchy, mismanaged tree farms, back into resilient, naturally-functioning ecosystems using Strategically Placed Area Treatments [SPLATs].

Or choose a Quicktime movie for download:
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You can read Nicole Vaillant's recently completed Ph.D. thesis on SPLATs here.

This study includes a fire history for Sagehen Basin that indicates that the fire return interval in the basin was just a bit over 2-years prior to the logging era. It increased to over 20-years after logging began, which would explain these massive, hot & destructive forest fires we've been having in the West lately.