Shrubs, grasses planted through federal program crucial for sage grouse survival in Eastern Washington

Co-author Michael Shroeder releases a male sage grouse in Idaho in 2010.

The sage grouse is an exceptionally showy bird and an icon of the American West. But its sagebrush habitat is disappearing, and there is debate over how best to protect the populations in an increasingly developed landscape. A new study by University of Washington, state and federal researchers analyzed sage grouse in Eastern Washington and showed a surprisingly large benefit from a federal program that subsidizes farmers to plant year-round grasses and native shrubs instead of crops. 

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Clingfish, tidal energy and more

Every other week we share the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from the College of the Environment. Over the past two weeks, five new articles co-authored by members of the College were added to the Web of Science database. They include articles about clingfish, tidal energy and more. Read on!

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UW Environment announces 2017-2018 scholarship recipients

Dubs up, UW Class of 2016!

UW College of the Environment is happy to announce the following undergraduate and graduate scholarships awarded for 2017-2018! Del Rio Endowed Environmental Studies Scholarship The Del Rio Family Foundation established the Del Rio Endowed Scholarship Fund for Environmental Studies to encourage and support students who are interested in the environment and participating in the Educational Opportunity Program promoting academic success and graduation for under-represented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged and first generation college students at the University of Washington. 

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UW seismologist John Vidale elected to National Academy of Sciences

John E. Vidale, a University of Washington professor of Earth and space sciences, is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected this week as members of the National Academy of Sciences. Academy members are recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, according to a news release from the academy. Vidale studies Earth’s interior, including earthquakes and volcanoes. 

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