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  • In the Western United States, shallow rocky soils and a dry climate often make it hard for new trees to…

    Are We Having Fungi Yet? Helping Young Trees Grow

  • In the Western United States, shallow rocky soils and a dry climate often make it hard for new trees to…

    Are We Having Fungi Yet? Helping Young Trees Grow (Spanish)

  • What is bioenergy? “Bio-” is related to living or once living things. Bioenergy is a source of energy that uses…

    Bioenergy – Vol. 9 No. 1

  • The Caves and Karst edition of Natural Inquirer examines research on a variety of topics including white-nose syndrome in bats,…

    Caves and Karst Natural Inquirer – Vol. 20 No. 1

  • The “Cream of the Crop” monograph is the first in the Forest & Agriculture series. The research in this monograph…

    Cream of the Crop – Vol. 1 No. 20

  • The research in this monograph looks at the use of prairie strips, which are strips of native prairie plants that…

    Cream of the Crop: Assessing the Environmental Benefits of Prairie Strips

  • Test your knowledge on alluvial soil, watersheds, and fish.

    Crossword – Food for the Soil

  • Test your knowledge on contamination, floodplains, and watersheds.

    Crossword – Freshwater

  • After reading the Investi-gator (Northern Research Station), test your knowledge with a crossword puzzle.

    Crossword – Investi-gator (Northern Research Station)

  • When a wildfire burns across a forest, logs and stumps on the ground may completely burn up. When this happens…

    Don’t Judge a Soil by Its Color: Exploring Forest Soil Following a Wildfire

  • After reading “Cream of the Crop,” test your knowledge with an eyeChallenge. Each of the following images represents something from…

    eyeChallenge – Cream of the Crop

  • Look at four photos or illustrations from “Food for the Soil” and use what you’ve learned to explain what each…

    eyeChallenge – Food for the Soil