Ridge provides numerous opportunities for graduate and undergaduate
research, education and training. Affiliations with the H.
J. Andrews Experimental Forest-LTER, Oregon State University,
and other groups provide students with financial and educational
opportunities to pursue independent research and training at Bunchgrass
Ridge. See Student
research for projects and internships that are completed or
encourage those interested in contributing to existing studies,
in conducting independent research, or in summer employment to contact us. Request information
Note: Sampling is not scheduled for the current field season.
|Sandy High School trio at Bunchgrass Ridge
In 2013, Sandy High School science teacher, Jeremy Magee, with students Liam Beckman and Shannon Ritz, joined the Bunchgrass field crew for 10 weeks, assisting with various aspects of the summer research program on restoration of montane meadows.
The crew re-sampled burn scars (photo, right) in plots where slash had been piled and burned following tree-removal (see burn scar recovery). Jeremy documented their experiences in a blog, and Liam and Shannon produced a poster reporting their results.
Their participation was made possible through a new partnership with Oregon State University's Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP), with funding from two NSF educational programs: Research Experiences for Teachers
(RET) and Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS).