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 […]
A poet, volunteer firefighter and wild mushroom forager, Carson Colenbaugh, a National Scholar and Honors College member, was named a Udall Environmental Scholar.
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.
Crystal Smith is a non-traditional student whose research in fire makes her a fiery force to be reckoned with. The Clemson University junior and South Florida native says that she has always loved animals since her childhood. “I grew up […]
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.
A new study by Clemson University researchers lends further credence to the effectiveness of prescribed fire as a forest management tool that does not adversely impact ecosystem health by increasing sediment or nutrient runoff.
Aiming to increase education about the potential consequences of introducing invasive species in forestry applications, Clemson University has announced a series of field tours to provide an overview of current best management practices in South Carolina and their importance to protect water quality.
Forest ecologist Don Hagan, who has been making fall foliage predictions for Clemson University for seven years, said all signs point to the potential for a brilliant fall color season in the southern Appalachians ahead … despite some mixed signals the trees have been receiving from the Carolina climate.
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 […]
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.