Exploring The Interdependence Of Snow And Forest

Feb 21, 2018

It takes a lot of ingredients for a forest to grow on a mountain.  Snow in the winter is one of them. 

So what happens when snowstorms get few and far between, as in this winter?  That's a question we will likely see the answer to in the years ahead. 

And it's a subject Dr. Anne Nolin has already been considering in her work at Oregon State University's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.  She talks about "Snow-forest Interactions in a Changing World" in the next geology lecture at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay (on March 3rd). 

Does less snow automatically mean less forest?  We find out.