Who we are: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center (EOARC) is a cooperative research effort between Oregon State University and USDA-Agricultural Research Service focusing on rangeland ecology and restoration of wildlands, environmentally compatible livestock systems, forage crops, and alternative livestock systems in the sagebrush-steppe of the Great Basin and inland coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest. The Center's research program is unique in the integration of research about beef cattle, rangeland, wildlife, watershed, and forest management.
CURRENT EVENTS AND HOT TOPICS:
Range Camp 2016!! We had to postpone the 2016 HDYRC until 2017. Make plans to join us next year. High School students participate in a four day range camp. For more information, please go to our Range Camps tab located to the far right →
Thank you for those that attended our sage-grouse workshop. The purpose of this workshop was to provide field-based training using habitat models and the associated guide developed by the team for greater consistency across agencies for assessing habitat and applying effective conservation practices at the landscape scale.
Science in the Sagebrush Steppe Five college teams participated in a two day range camp April 21-24, 2016. For details contact Brenda Smith, 541-573-4084 ph.
See our Science in the Sagebrush Steppe video located to the right
YOUTUBE: Do you remember our Ag minutes? Have you seen presentations and want to refresh your memory about them? Interested in learning more about EOARC-Burns? We have all the information!! We have established youtube videos for you to see. The EOARC's channel can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/user/EOARC.
Ecosystem Management for Sage-Grouse: The Great Basin area of the western United States faces a host of challenges and threats to the health of the ecosystem including invasion of exotic annual grasses, altered fire cycles and juniper encroachment. There is substantial and growing concern over a number of sagebrush obligate wildlife species and greater sage-grouse have become the cumulative face of these concerns. This video discusses the need to address sage-grouse concerns within an ecosystem management framework which can benefit all the goods and services the land supplies, including habitat for sage-grouse. See the video located above.
Pinon-Juniper information: For more information, please see our website http://oregonstate.edu/dept/EOARC/pinon-juniper
Contact us: 67826-A Hwy. 205
Phone: (541) 573-8900
Fax: (541) 573-3042