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A Guide to Oregon’s Forest Wildlife

Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Why so the different animals in Oregon’s forests choose to live where they do? This booklet describes some of the wildlife associated with stands of different age classes.

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This revised and updated publication is designed to assist forest landowners, land managers, students, and educators in understanding how forests provide habitat for different wildlife and plant species. It describes the specific habitat requirements of selected species found in forested habitats across all ecoregions in Oregon. It provides teachers and students a way to learn more about wildlife species and the forest habitats they use and helps landowners and land managers determine what species to include in their management plans.

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This fun descriptive book touches on many of the STEM careers that women hold within the U.S. Throughout this book the USGS points out the many facets of research carried out by USGS STEM scientists in an effort to show career options and pathways not typically pursued. The women portrayed were selected by USGS associate and regional directors as representative of particular fields and to inspire future generations. This book needs to be returned. 

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America At Work: Forestry

Jane Drake, Ann Love, Pat Cupples

Forestry examines all aspects of the industry, from the planting of new seedlings to the inner workings of a sawmill and a pulp and paper mill. This engaging picture book uses a combination of fact and fiction to introduce young children to the people, machines and environmental concerns involved in one of America’s most important resource-based industries.

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Careers in Conservation

United States Department of Agriculture

This brochure engages readers in the foundation and mission of Natural Resources Conservation Services as well as career opportunities and how to get involved.

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Christmas Farm

Mary Lyn Ray

When Wilma decides her garden needs a new beginning, she gathers string, scissors, shovels, sixty-two dozen balsam seedlings, and Parker, her five-year-old neighbor. Year after year, Wilma and Parker nurture their trees, keeping careful count of how many they plant, how many perish, and how many grow to become fine, full Christmas trees. A cozy, holiday read-aloud and a lyrical way to usher in the month of December.

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Christmas Tree Farm

Ann Purmell

Grandpa switches on the colored lights, puts up the OPEN sign, and the Christmas Tree Hut is open for business. From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve people will come from all over to find just the right tree. But most shoppers don’t know that Grandpa and his family have worked all year long planting, pruning, measuring, and tagging trees. This vibrantly illustrated book shows the entire process from seedling to decorated tree as a warm-spirited family carries on a holiday tradition.

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Ecology Field Cards-Set 1, Douglas-fir Forests

Oregon State University Extension

Discover what lives around you! Created for Willamette Valley habitats, explore local plants insects, wildlife, and more! Each set comes with an Educator’s Guide which includes educational activities for students.

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Ecology Field Cards-Set 3, Riparian Bottomland Forests

Oregon State University Extension

Discover what lives around you in the Riparian Bottomland Forests! Created for Willamette Valley habitats, explore local plants insects, wildlife, and more! Increase you knowledge of native species, biodiversity, relationships, and cycles.

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After a huge tree crashes to the ground during a winter storm, ten-year-old Ellie and her new friend, Ricky, explore the forest where Ellie lives. Together, they learn how trees provide habitat for plants and animals high in the forest canopy, down among mossy old logs, and deep in the pools of a stream. The plants, insects, birds, and mammals they discover come to life in colored pen-and-ink drawings.