‘Stage has been set’ for fall’s flashy show to be a big hit

Rain blew in sideways and fog obscured the valley below as summer drew to a close along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but Don Hagan could clearly see potential for a brilliant fall color season ahead. The forest ecologist has been […]

Clemson brings accessibility to professional wildlife and fisheries resources degree

The Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources (MWFR) degree in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences offers a key ingredient to making many students’ educational goals possible: accessibility. With a new online delivery option for students with experience in natural resources who wish to enhance their professional degree skills, the non-thesis program is in a fully online format, allowing lectures to be available 24/7.

‘Full spectrum of fall colors’ on tap for southern Appalachians, Clemson expert says

The sky was blue and air crisp as the Blue Ridge Parkway climbed above 5,000 feet in elevation on the first day of autumn, but the deciduous trees below that magical mark where the leaves begin to change each fall had yet to reveal their collective hand. But the matching green color scheme will assuredly soon start to transform into myriad shades of orange, red and purple, according to Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan, and the lack of drought or extreme weather to put undue stress on the trees rising up the slope means the stage is set for a spectacular fall color season in the southern Appalachians. And, potentially, one arriving promptly.

CAFLS announces inaugural cohort of student research grant recipients

Fourteen students in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) received seed funding that will allow them to pursue research in areas such as agricultural education, coastal conservation, livestock breeding and crop pest damage. The students are […]

Despite Florence, Carolinas on track for ‘fantastic’ fall color season

As some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened for the first time after being cleared from Hurricane Florence, there was little to suggest the storm would put a damper on a vibrant fall color season in the southern Appalachians. While above average rainfall over the summer months and warm temperatures continuing well into September could delay the display slightly, Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan reported few signs Florence should hinder an abundance of autumn hues.