Welcome to Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center!

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.



Beef Tour 2018  We are planning our beef tour October 22-26, 2018.  Please RSVP by October 19, 2018.  Look for the location closest to you! click here.

Harney County Fair 2018   Homegrown, Homemade and Ranch Raised was the theme for our local county fair.  EOARC had a booth - we recieved a Reserve Champion Ribbon! 

Range Camp 2018   We had a good turn-out for our High School Range Camp in June.  For more information, please go to our Range Camps tab located to the far right →


Range Field Day - From Valleys to Ridgetops, 2018 OSU/EOARC Range Field Day, was scheduled for June 26, 2018 at EOU in LaGrande. The event was well attended.  It was a one day agenda beginning at 8:00 am and wrapping up around 3:40pm.  For a copy of the agenda, click here.


2018 Science in the Sagebrush Steppe  College teams participated in a 2.5 day range camp April 26-29, 2018.   4 college range clubs attended!

         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
                       Burns,OR 97720
                       Phone: (541) 573-8900
                       Fax: (541) 573-3042

OSU Beef Cattle Sciences