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  1. Disposal of chemical agents and munitions stored at Umatilla Depot Activity, Hermiston, Oregon

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    G. P. Zimmerman; E. L. Hillsman; R. O. Johnson; R. L. Miller; T. G. Patton; G. M. Schoepfle; V. R. Tolbert; D. L. Feldman; D. B. Jr. Hunsaker; R. L. Kroodsma; J. Morrissey; L. W. Rickert; W. P. Staub; D. C. West

    1993-01-01

    The Umatilla Depot Activity (UMDA) near Hermiston, Oregon, is one of eight US Army installations in the continental United States where lethal unitary chemical agents and munitions are stored, and where destruction of agents and munitions is proposed under the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP). The chemical agent inventory at UMDA consists of 11.6%, by weight, of the total US

  2. Disposal of chemical agents and munitions stored at Umatilla Depot Activity, Hermiston, Oregon. Final Phase 1 environmental report

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    G. P. Zimmerman; E. L. Hillsman; R. O. Johnson; R. L. Miller; T. G. Patton; G. M. Schoepfle; V. R. Tolbert; D. L. Feldman; D. B. Jr. Hunsaker; R. L. Kroodsma; J. Morrissey; L. W. Rickert; W. P. Staub; D. C. West

    1993-01-01

    The Umatilla Depot Activity (UMDA) near Hermiston, Oregon, is one of eight US Army installations in the continental United States where lethal unitary chemical agents and munitions are stored, and where destruction of agents and munitions is proposed under the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP). The chemical agent inventory at UMDA consists of 11.6%, by weight, of the total US

  3. Disposal of chemical agents and munitions stored at Umatilla Depot Activity, Hermiston, Oregon

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    Zimmerman, G.P.; Hillsman, E.L.; Johnson, R.O.; Miller, R.L.; Patton, T.G.; Schoepfle, G.M.; Tolbert, V.R.; Feldman, D.L.; Hunsaker, D.B. Jr.; Kroodsma, R.L.; Morrissey, J.; Rickert, L.W.; Staub, W.P.; West, D.C.

    1993-02-01

    The Umatilla Depot Activity (UMDA) near Hermiston, Oregon, is one of eight US Army installations in the continental United States where lethal unitary chemical agents and munitions are stored, and where destruction of agents and munitions is proposed under the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP). The chemical agent inventory at UMDA consists of 11.6%, by weight, of the total US stockpile. The destruction of the stockpile is necessary to eliminate the risk to the public from continued storage and to dispose of obsolete and leaking munitions. In 1988 the US Army issued a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) for the CSDP that identified on-site disposal of agents and munitions as the environmentally preferred alternative (i.e., the alternative with the least potential to cause significant adverse impacts), using a method based on five measures of risk for potential human health and ecosystem/environmental effects; the effectiveness and adequacy of emergency preparedness capabilities also played a key role in the FPEIS selection methodology. In some instances, the FPEIS included generic data and assumptions that were developed to allow a consistent comparison of potential impacts among programmatic alternatives and did not include detailed conditions at each of the eight installations. The purpose of this Phase 1 report is to examine the proposed implementation of on-site disposal at UMDA in light of more recent and more detailed data than those included in the FPEIS. Specifically, this Phase 1 report is intended to either confirm or reject the validity of on-site disposal for the UMDA stockpile. Using the same computation methods as in the FPEIS, new population data were used to compute potential fatalities from hypothetical disposal accidents. Results indicate that onsite disposal is clearly preferable to either continued storage at UMDA or transportation of the UMDA stockpile to another depot for disposal.

  4. Disposal of chemical agents and munitions stored at Umatilla Depot Activity, Hermiston, Oregon. Final Phase 1 environmental report

    SciTech Connect

    Zimmerman, G.P.; Hillsman, E.L.; Johnson, R.O.; Miller, R.L.; Patton, T.G.; Schoepfle, G.M.; Tolbert, V.R.; Feldman, D.L.; Hunsaker, D.B. Jr.; Kroodsma, R.L.; Morrissey, J.; Rickert, L.W.; Staub, W.P.; West, D.C.

    1993-02-01

    The Umatilla Depot Activity (UMDA) near Hermiston, Oregon, is one of eight US Army installations in the continental United States where lethal unitary chemical agents and munitions are stored, and where destruction of agents and munitions is proposed under the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP). The chemical agent inventory at UMDA consists of 11.6%, by weight, of the total US stockpile. The destruction of the stockpile is necessary to eliminate the risk to the public from continued storage and to dispose of obsolete and leaking munitions. In 1988 the US Army issued a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) for the CSDP that identified on-site disposal of agents and munitions as the environmentally preferred alternative (i.e., the alternative with the least potential to cause significant adverse impacts), using a method based on five measures of risk for potential human health and ecosystem/environmental effects; the effectiveness and adequacy of emergency preparedness capabilities also played a key role in the FPEIS selection methodology. In some instances, the FPEIS included generic data and assumptions that were developed to allow a consistent comparison of potential impacts among programmatic alternatives and did not include detailed conditions at each of the eight installations. The purpose of this Phase 1 report is to examine the proposed implementation of on-site disposal at UMDA in light of more recent and more detailed data than those included in the FPEIS. Specifically, this Phase 1 report is intended to either confirm or reject the validity of on-site disposal for the UMDA stockpile. Using the same computation methods as in the FPEIS, new population data were used to compute potential fatalities from hypothetical disposal accidents. Results indicate that onsite disposal is clearly preferable to either continued storage at UMDA or transportation of the UMDA stockpile to another depot for disposal.

  5. Resource Contingency Program - Oregon : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hermiston Power Project.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1995-09-01

    The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has statutory responsibilities to supply electrical power to its utility, industrial, and other customers in the Pacific Northwest. In 1990, to cover the outer range of potential load growth with new resources, BPA embarked upon the Resource Contingency Program (RCP). Instead of buying or building generating plants now, BPA has purchased options to acquire power later, if and when it is needed. The decision to acquire any of these option energy projects to fulfill statutory supply obligations will be influenced by Federal system load growth, the outcome of BPA`s Business Plan, required operational changes in Columbia-Snake River Hydroelectric facilities, and the loss of major generating resources. In September 1993, three option development agreements were signed with three proposed natural gas-fired, combined cycle combustion turbine CT projects near Chehalis and Satsop, Washington, and near Hermiston, Oregon. Together these three projects could supply BPA with 1,090 average megawatts (aMW) of power. Under these agreements, sponsors are obtaining permits and conducting project design work, and BPA is completing this EIS process. In September 1993, BPA published a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on these three proposed gas-fired combustion turbine projects and held public scoping meetings in October 1993 at each site. In February 1994, BPA released an Implementation Plan on the proposed scope of the EIS. A draft EIS on the three proposed projects was published in February 1995. The impacts of the Chehalis and Satsop projects located in Washington State will be covered in one EIS document, while the impacts of the Hermiston project located in Oregon are covered in this final EIS document. It is BPA`s intent to continue to base the analysis of impacts on the assumption that all three projects may be constructed at some point in the future.

  6. Health assessment for Umatilla Army Depot, Hermiston, Oregon, Region 10. CERCLIS No. OR6213820917. Preliminary report

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    Not Available

    1989-04-10

    The Umatilla Army Depot Site (UAS) is listed on the National Priorities List. The site covers 23 square miles and is located in Hermiston (Umatilla and Morrow Counties), Oregon. UAS is a storage depot for chemical warfare agents. Parts of the depot were contaminated with explosives as a result of past demilitarization and disposal operations. Preliminary on-site lagoon sampling results have identified 2,4,6-TNT (2,800 ppm in surface soil, 180 ppm in subsurface soil), RDX (350 ppm in surface soil, 260 ppm subsurface soil), dinitrotoluene (DNT) (10 ppm in surface soil) and tetryl (12 ppm in surface soil). Preliminary off-site ground water sampling results identified 2,4-DNT (trace to 400 ppb), 2,6-DNT (trace to 5 ppb), and 2,5,6-TNT (trace to 4,350 ppb). In addition, HMX (trace to 2,530 ppb) and RDX (trace to 7,480 ppb) were also identified in off-site ground water samples. The site is considered to be of potential public health concern because on-site employees may be exposed by direct contact to site-related contaminants in soil and possible ingestion of site-related contaminants that bioaccumulate through the food chain. It may be prudent to restrict areas of known contamination to post personnel.

  7. Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 10): Umatilla Army Depot (lagoons), soils operable Unit 2, Hermiston, OR. (First remedial action), September 1992

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    Not Available

    1992-09-25

    The Umatilla Army Depot lagoons site is located in the center of the 19,700-acre U.S. Army Depot Activity, Umatilla (UMDA), 5 miles west of Hermiston, in Morrow and Umatilla Counties, Oregon. From the 1950's through 1965, UMDA operated an onsite explosives washout plant, which processed munitions to remove and recover explosives using a pressurized hot water system. An estimated 85,000,000 gallons of effluent were discharged to the lagoons during plant operations. The ROD provides a final remedy for the soil present at the lagoons. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil are inorganics and explosives, including DNB, 2, 4-DNT, HMX, NB, TNB, TNT, and RDX.

  8. ADA Compliance and the Accessibility of Physical Activity Facilities in Western Oregon.

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    Cardinal, Bradley J.; Spaziani, Marc D.

    2003-01-01

    Investigated how compliant physical activity facilities in western Oregon were with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act's mandate regarding accessibility of public facilities for all people. Data from direct observations and physical measurements at 50 physical activity facilities indicated that no facility was 100-percent compliant. The…

  9. Oregon Watersheds: Many Activities Contribute to Increased Turbidity During Large Storms

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    The General Accounting Office (GAO) has recently posted this report online (text or .pdf format). Based on five municipal watersheds in western Oregon, the report describes both human activities that may have contributed to 1996's high tubidity levels and efforts "to ensure safe drinking water during future storms."

  10. Inspection of surveillance activities and administrative leave policy at Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon

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    Not Available

    1994-04-01

    The authors conducted an inspection of surveillance activities and administrative leave policy at the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. The purpose of their inspection was to determine if a covert video surveillance operation conducted at Bonneville Power Administration was consistent with Department of Energy policies and procedures and other applicable regulations and procedures, and to determine if administrative leave policies and procedures used at Bonneville Power Administration in a specific instance were consistent with Department of Energy requirements and the Code of Federal Regulations. This inspection focused on a specific incident that occurred in 1989 on the 5th floor of the BPA Headquarters Building located in Portland, Oregon. The incident involved the soiling of an employee`s personal property with what appeared to be urine.

  11. Paleoseismology of latest Pleistocene and Holocene fault activity in central Oregon

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    Pezzopane, S.K.; Weldon, R.J. II (Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences)

    1993-04-01

    Latest Pleistocene and Holocene fault activity in Oregon concentrates along four zones that splay northward from seismically active faults along the Central Nevada and Eastern California seismic zones. The Central Oregon fault zone is one of these zones, which splays northward from dextral faults of the Walker Lane, stretching across the flanks of several ranges in south-central Oregon along a N20[degree]W trend, and ultimately merges with the Cascade volcanic arc near Newberry volcano. Aerial-photo interpretations and field investigations reveal fault scarps with, on average about 4 m, but in places as much as [approximately]10 m of vertical expression across latest Pleistocene pluvial lake deposits and geomorphic surfaces. Trenches across three different faults in the Central Oregon zone reveal evidence for multiple episodes of faulting in the form of fault-related colluvial deposits and deformed horizons which have been cut by younger fault movements. Trench exposures reveal faults with relatively steep dips and anastomosing traces, which are interpreted locally as evidence for a small oblique-slip component. Vertical offsets measured in the trenches are [approximately]2 m or more for each event. Radiocarbon analyses and preliminary tephra correlations indicate that the exposed deposits are [approximately]30,000 yr in age and younger, and record the decline of latest Pleistocene pluvial lakes. Commonly, reworked or deformed lacustrine deposits and interlayered and faulted colluvial deposits mark the second and third events back, which probably occurred in the Latest Pleistocene, at a time during low to moderate lake levels. If offsets of the past 18,000 yr are representative of the long-term average, then faults along this zone have slip rates of from 0.2 mm/yr to 0.6 mm/yr and recurrence intervals that range from [approximately]4,000 yr to 11,000 yr.

  12. 33 CFR 165.T13-149 - Safety Zone; McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project, Columbia River, Hermiston, OR.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Safety Zone; McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project, Columbia River, Hermiston...Coast Guard District § 165.T13-149 Safety Zone; McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project, Columbia River,...

  13. System of activity-based models for Portland, Oregon

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    NONE

    1998-05-01

    This report demonstrates that activity-based travel demand models are currently feasible and can replace traditional trip-based travel four-step demand models for urban areas. Travel decisions are part of a broader activity scheduling decision, and requires that one model the demand for activities as well as mobility. The objective of the research project was to emphasize development of a model system that captures the aspects of decision making while remaining applicable in the near term at the level of state and metropolitan planning organizations. The work indicates that activity-based modeling and forecasting is now feasible and can begin to replace the more traditional trip-based forecasting paradigm within MPOs in the United States. Further developments and improvements are possible in model estimation and application procedures. Future advancements in computing processing power will be important in allowing full power of the approach to be applied in practice.

  14. Vegetation Response to Holocene Variations in Climate and Fire Activity in Southwestern Oregon

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    White, A.; Briles, C.; Whitlock, C. L.

    2014-12-01

    Past ecosystem responses to fire and climate change have been well studied in many parts of the Pacific Northwest, but forest history of the southern Cascades is poorly understood. Pollen and charcoal records from Hobart Lake (42.099°N, 122.482°W, 1458m) in southwestern Oregon were analyzed to reconstruct past changes in vegetation and fire activity. The watershed today supports mixed conifer forest of Abies, Pseudotsuga, Cupressaceae, and Pinus. From 8000 to 3500 cal yr BP, the forest had more xerophytic species, such as Pinus and Cupressaceae, and higher frequency of fires than at present, suggesting a climate that was warmer and drier than current conditions. The last 3500 cal years was characterized by increasing mesophytic taxa, such as Abies and Pseudotsuga, and decreasing fire activity; these trends are consistent with the establishment of cooler wetter conditions in the late Holocene. Changes in the abundance of Abies and Pseudotsuga pollen were compared at multiple sites to better understand their history in relation to long-term variations in climate and local disturbance. The pollen record suggests that Abies (i.e., Abies concolor, A. magnifica, A. amabilis or A. grandis) was abundant during the late-glacial period in a widespread subalpine forest that was present at all elevations. The genus declined in abundance during the early Holocene when it was best represented at higher elevations. Abies species gradually became more widespread and abundant during the mid- and late Holocene consistent with cooler conditions and expansion of closed mesic forest. Pseudotsuga was most abundant at low-elevation sites in the Coast and Cascade ranges during the early Holocene and then most abundant in more southern, mid-elevation sites in the Klamath and southern Cascade ranges in the late Holocene. Thus, the regional conifer history was strongly governed by variations in the summer insolation as they relate to changes in summer effective moisture.

  15. Habitat use and terrestrial activity by red tree voles (Arborimus longicaudus) in Oregon

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    Corn, Paul Stephen; Bury, R. Bruce

    1986-01-01

    Several species of vertebrates may find optimal habitat for breeding, nesting, or foraging in old-growth (>200 years old) confierous forests in the Pacific Northwest. Old-growth forests are economically valuable, however, and most unprotected stands will be cut within 40 years (Franklin et al., 1981). Meslow et al. (1981) and Raphael (1984) identified a critical need to document habitat use and establish the relationship of wildlife species in these forests. In 1983, we operated arrays of pitfall traps for six months to investigate habitat use by terrestrial herpetofauna and small mammals in four age classes of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forest in and near the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Linn and Lane counties, Oregon. Red tree voles, Arborimus longicaudus, were among the mammals captured. This species is considered to find optimum habitat in old-growth forests (Franklin et al., 1981; Meslow et al., 1981), but quantitative data on the local occurrence of the species are lacking. Here we report on habitat use by A. longicaudus and document terrestrial activity for this presumably arboreal species. A pitfall array was located in each of 18 stands dominated by Douglas-fir. Each array consisted of two sets of three 5-m aluminum drift fences each with pitfall traps (No. 10 tin cans; 6.4 l in volume) at the ends of the fences (see Bury and Raphael, 1983). The 18 stands represented four successional stages based on estimated age: 3 pre-canopy (clear cuts 5-9 years old), 3 young (30-69 years), 4 mature (76-150 years), and 8 old-growth (195-450 years). Additionally, old-growth stands were ranked on a general moisture gradient (wet, mesic, or dry) based on aspect, topographic position, and presence of indicator plant species. Pitfall traps were operated continuously for 180 days from late May to late November, 1983.

  16. Laboratory-based educational and outreach activities in the framework of a CAREER award at the University of Oregon

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    Bindeman, I. N.

    2011-12-01

    The Stable Isotope Laboratory at the University of Oregon has been used as a learning and outreach center in the framework of the 09 award entitled "Stable isotope insights into large-volume volcanic eruptions". The PI and other members of the group have actively recruitted undergraduate students, summer session and catalytic outreach undergraduates, and hosted international students, visitors, and collaborators from Russia, Iceland, France, the UK, Australia, and Switzerland. We also integrated closely with the Oregon-wide summer program that brings community college students to the University of Oregon for 2.5 months summer research residence (UCORE). In total we gave supervised five undergraduate students and three UCORE students. Additionally, we recruited undergraduates from U of Chicago, Colorado and Pomona Colleges to spend summers in the lab and in the field. In conjunction with the NSF funded PIRE program, two female graduate and one female undergraduate students participated in fieldwork in Kamchatka, and three Kamchatka undergraduates, and one Moscow graduate student visited the University Oregon. Students performed their own projects or Senior Theses and reported their results locally and at AGU conferences. We developed a management structure in which graduate students, a postdoc, and lab technician co-supervised students and visitors and this exposed them into the supervisory roles, contributed to the project progress, and liberated PI from micromanagement duties. The talk will present our experience with this management concept of a lab-based-learning initiative, which defines roles for each member of the lab. Our outreach activities included public lectures at community colleges by PI and a graduate student, and the topical Penrose conference co-organized by the PI, which attracted many students and visitors who collected their data in the lab. PI has introduced a voluntary fieldtrip as a part of his Volcanoes and Earthquake large enrollment class for non-majors. PI had less success in an attempt to involve non-geoscience majors into an optional satellite class due to the low interest among non-majors to explore geological and volcanological topics. Students in the Isotope Geochemistry and General Geochemistry classes used the Stable Isotope laboratory for their course papers, mostly related to the analyses of carbonate for isotopes of carbon and oxygen (paleoclimate projects), and using oxygen and hydrogen isotopes for sources of precipitation. Overall CAREER award provided excellent chance for multi-dimensional research that cross cut international boundaries, brings new projects in and contributes to the educational development of the PI and his group.

  17. Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies and Practices in Family Child Care Homes in Oregon: Baseline Findings from the Healthy Home Child Care Project

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    Gunter, Katherine B.; Rice, Kelly R.; Trost, Stewart G.

    2012-01-01

    Baseline findings from the Healthy Home Child Care Project include data from Family Child Care Providers (FCCPs) in Oregon (n=53) who completed assessments of nutrition and physical activity policies and practices and BMI data for children in the care of FCCPs (n=205). Results show that a significant percentage of FCCPs failed to meet child care…

  18. Activity patterns of marbled murrelets in Douglas-fir old-growth forests of the Oregon Coast Range

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    Jodice, Patrick G.; Collopy, M.W.

    2000-01-01

    We monitored activity patterns of Marbled Murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) on a near-dailyb asisu singa udio-visuasl urveys during three breeding seasons at five forest stands in the Oregon Coast Range. Three measures of activity were recorded: number of daily detections, number of daily vocalizations, and duration of daily activity. Each measure was highly variable within and among stands and years, and we recorded greater variability than has been previously reported for this species. The three measures of activity were strongly correlated within a day at each survey station, but correlative relationships at temporal and spatial scales greater than this were inconsistent. Activity varied greatly from one day to the next during all portions of the breeding season, and we did not identify any month when variability in activity was consistently higher or lower than any other month. Multivariate analyses revealed that weather and date variates explained little of the variability in daily activity. Given the extreme levels of variability in Marbled Murrelet activity and our lack of understanding as to which factors drive that variability, it is critical that conclusions about activity or behavior not be drawn from data sets not specifically designed to answer the questions of interest.

  19. Stratigraphic development and hydrothermal activity in the central western Cascade Range, Oregon

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    Cummings, M.L.; Bull, M.K. (Portland State Univ., Oregon (USA)); Pollock, J.M. (Reed Coll., Portland, OR (USA)); Thompson, G.D. (Pioneer Metals Corp., Ruidoso, NM (USA))

    1990-11-10

    Two volcanic sequences bounded by erosional unconformities compose the stratigraphy of the North Santiam mining district, Western Cascade Range, Oregon. Diorite, grandodiorite, and leucocratic quartz porphyry dikes, stocks, and sills intrude the breccias, flows, and tuffs of a volcanic center in the older Sardine Formation. Tourmaline-bearing breccia pipes are associated with the porphyritic granodiorite intrusions. An erosional unconformity separates the Sardine Formation from the overlying Elk Lake formation. The alteration patterns in the two formations are consistent with the development of hydrothermal systems during the eruption of each formation. However, the development of the two hydrothermal systems is separated by a period of erosion of the older volcanic pile. Early formation of mineralization that resembles porphyry copper deposits occurred within the Sardine Formation, and later, after eruption of the Elk Lake formation, epithermal veins and alteration developed along faults, fractures, and the margins of dikes in the Sardine Formation.

  20. The Impact of Medicaid on Labor Market Activity and Program Participation: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

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    Baicker, Katherine

    In 2008, a group of uninsured low-income adults in Oregon was selected by lottery for the chance to apply for Medicaid. Using this randomized design and 2009 administrative data, we find no significant effect of Medicaid ...

  1. Community Pride: An Oregon 4-H Activity Relating to Beautification and Conservation.

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    Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.

    The Community Pride program is a 4-H activity in conservation and beautification. Instructions for selecting and carrying out a Community Pride activity are presented: planning, organizing, and doing the project. Suggestions for possible activities are offered, and instructions for reporting the activity to the county extension office are given.…

  2. Predation by Oregon spotted frogs (Rana pretiosa) on Western toads (Bufo boreas) in Oregon, USA

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    Pearl, Christopher A.; Hayes, M.P.

    2002-01-01

    Toads of the genus Bufo co-occur with true frogs (family Ranidae) throughout their North American ranges. Yet, Bufo are rarely reported as prey for ranid frogs, perhaps due to dermal toxins that afford them protection from some predators. We report field observations from four different localities demonstrating that Oregon spotted frogs (Rana pretiosa) readily consume juvenile western toads (Bufo boreas) at breeding sites in Oregon. Unpalatability thought to deter predators of selected taxa and feeding mode may not protect juvenile stages of western toads from adult Oregon spotted frogs. Activity of juvenile western toads can elicit ambush behavior by Oregon spotted frog adults. Our review of published literature suggests that regular consumption of toadlets sets Oregon spotted frogs apart from most North American ranid frogs. Importance of the trophic context of juvenile western toads as a seasonally important resource to Oregon spotted frogs needs critical investigation.

  3. Activity, Distribution, and Diversity of Sulfate Reducers and Other Bacteria in Sediments above Gas Hydrate (Cascadia Margin, Oregon)

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    Katrin Knittel; Antje Boetius; Andreas Lemke; Heike Eilers; Karin Lochte; Olaf Pfannkuche; Peter Linke; Rudolf Amann

    2003-01-01

    Cold seep environments such as sediments above outcropping hydrate at Hydrate Ridge (Cascadia margin off Oregon) are characterized by methane venting, high sulfide fluxes caused by the anaerobic oxidation of methane, and the presence of chemosynthetic communities. Recent investigations showed that another characteristic feature of cold seeps is the occurrence of methanotrophic archaea, which can be identified by specific biomarker

  4. Historic and recent patterns in dissolved oxygen within the Yaquina Estuary (Oregon, USA): Importance of anthropogenic activities and oceanic conditions

    EPA Science Inventory

    Spatial and temporal patterns of dissolved oxygen (DO) in Yaquina Estuary, Oregon (USA) are examined using historic and recent data. There was a significant increasing trend in DO in the upstream portion of the estuary during the years 1960?1985. Historically, minimum dry season ...

  5. Soil Microbial Communities and Activities Under Different Orchard Floor Management Systems in Oregon Sweet Cherry Orchards

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Although the importance of microorganisms in nutrient cycling and productivity is well recognized in annual cropping systems, specific information regarding the size, composition and activity of soil microbes in orchard systems is lacking. This study assessed the soil microbial community structure (...

  6. Fires Scorch Oregon

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    In southwestern Oregon, the Florence Fire (north) and the Sour Biscuit Fire (south) continue to burn virtually out of control. Numerous evacuation notices have been issued for residents in the area as the fires remain difficult to control due to the steep, rugged terrain of the Klamath Mountains. This false-color image from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper was acquired on July 21, 2002. In the image, vegetation is green, burned areas are deep magenta, active fire is bright pink, and smoke is light blue. Credit:Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch.

  7. Oregon Plant Atlas

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    The Oregon Plant Atlas is an excellent online mapping program from the Oregon Flora Project at Oregon State University and the Native Plant Society of Oregon. The program allows visitors to create customized plant distribution maps derived from more than "385,000 records representing 96% of Oregon's 4516 taxa." Atlas users may choose up to six taxa (e.g. species, subspecies) for each map and selected taxa will be displayed at the locations in Oregon where they have been observed or collected. The Atlas offers users a number of base map options including shaded relief, precipitation, ecoregion, and county line maps of Oregon. In addition, Atlas visitors can access detailed information about different specimens by selecting location symbols on the map. The site provides a Help section, and links to other aspects of the Oregon Flora Project as well.

  8. The Oregon Trail

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    Mrs. Fiefia

    2010-02-04

    Today you will look at some webistes and listen to some documentaries about the Oregon Trail. We are going to go on an exploration through the internet about the Oregon Trail. When you are done watching the videos and reading the material I want you to write a paragraph that tells what life was like onthe Oregon Trail. 1. Click on this link: The Oregon Trail Documentary (2 minutes) 2. Write down ...

  9. Oregon Zoo Polar Bear

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    Tasul, an Oregon Zoo polar bear, sports a high-tech collar that will help researchers study her endangered wild counterparts in the Arctic. Photo by Michael Durham, courtesy of the Oregon Zoo. Photo by Michael Durham, courtesy of the Oregon Zoo....

  10. Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    FACE Program Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology ­ Oregon Health & ScienceOregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Annual Report 2006 Occupational Fatalities Occupational Injuries DCBS Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services Oregon OSHA Oregon Occupational

  11. Oregon Agriculture and the Economy

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Oregon Agriculture and the Economy: An Update Oregon State University Extension Service Rural Analyst Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Oregon State University #12;Contents ...........................................................................................................................................12 Agricultural Support Services, Wholesale Trade, Transportation and Warehousing, Retail Trade

  12. Oregon offers something for everyone who loves the outdoors --especially geologists. Oregon is a land filled with wonder and intrigue. Over the state's long history, plate tectonic and volcanic activity

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    Tullos, Desiree

    . Oregon is a land filled with wonder and intrigue. Over the state's long history, plate tectonic tectonic plate under- neath the Pacific Ocean produced the Coast Range over millions of years. Hot fluids coming off the diving plate, beginning about 35 million years ago, resulted in the volcanic eruptions

  13. Parent Management Training-Oregon Model (PMTO™) in Mexico City: Integrating Cultural Adaptation Activities in an Implementation Model

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    Baumann, Ana A.; Domenech Rodríguez, Melanie M.; Amador, Nancy G.; Forgatch, Marion S.; Parra-Cardona, J. Rubén

    2015-01-01

    This article describes the process of cultural adaptation at the start of the implementation of the Parent Management Training intervention-Oregon model (PMTO) in Mexico City. The implementation process was guided by the model, and the cultural adaptation of PMTO was theoretically guided by the cultural adaptation process (CAP) model. During the process of the adaptation, we uncovered the potential for the CAP to be embedded in the implementation process, taking into account broader training and economic challenges and opportunities. We discuss how cultural adaptation and implementation processes are inextricably linked and iterative and how maintaining a collaborative relationship with the treatment developer has guided our work and has helped expand our research efforts, and how building human capital to implement PMTO in Mexico supported the implementation efforts of PMTO in other places in the United States. PMID:26052184

  14. Oregon State Parks and Recreation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    What can you do in the great Oregon outdoors? From the world of Cannon Beach to the wild and rugged Snake River, the experiences are diverse, to say the least. The homepage features dramatic vistas, isolated lighthouses, and a whole range of wonderful images to entice visitors. In the Visit area, there is an interactive map of the state that will help plan any trip. Here visitors can select Activities and Facilities to look for specific amenities. Moving along, the Event Calendar area allows visitors to look for upcoming events at a specific park or by category. Policy folks will appreciate the About Us area, as it includes detailed information on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's budget, their annual report, information about upcoming initiatives, and construction projects.

  15. Groundwater Stewardship in Oregon

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Gail Andrews

    2001-12-14

    This Oregon State University site offers in-depth information on groundwater including: human impacts, protection, contamination, regulations, agencies, community action, and community stewardship. Although some information, such as how the geology of Oregon affects groundwater, is specific to that state much of the information is transferable to other locations.

  16. The origin of composition gaps at South Sister volcano, central Oregon: implications for fractional crystallization processes beneath active calc-alkaline volcanoes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Brophy, J. G.; Dreher, S. T.

    2000-11-01

    South Sister is an active, calc-alkaline strato-volcano located in west-central Oregon in the high Cascades. South Sister contains lavas that range from basalt (50% SiO 2) to rhyolite (75% SiO 2). Within this compositional spectrum the lavas are restricted to three distinct populations: basalt/basaltic-andesite, andesite and rhyolite. Compositional, textural and mineralogic criteria indicate that the basaltic-andesites are hybrid mixtures of basalt and andesite magma. This implies that the system is characterized by basalt, andesite and rhyolite magma populations that are separated from one another by composition gaps. Major, minor and trace element modeling suggests that the three magma populations are related to one another primarily through fractional crystallization. We propose a standard fractionation model for generating compositional diversity amongst erupted lavas wherein in situ fractional crystallization occurs within a downward descending solidification front. Extraction and eruption of the interstitial fractionated liquid, now separated from the parental liquid by a composition gap, occurs only after the percentage of crystallization within the solidification front has exceeded the appropriate critical crystallinity value for the given parental magma. We envision a magmatic plumbing system characterized by multiple, independently solidifying bodies of magma. Thus, at any given time, discrete bodies of basalt, andesite and rhyolite magma may exist. Interaction and mixing among these bodies could generate the continuous range of lava compositions that characterize most calc-alkaline volcanic complexes.

  17. Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station Oregon State University

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    Tullos, Desiree

    for Release of `ORH010920' Soft White Winter Wheat ORH010920 is a soft white winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L of XXXX XXXXXX to the Oregon wheat industry. ORH010920 is a semidwarf soft white winter wheat from susceptible to Cephalosporium stripe (Cephalosporium gramineum Nis. & Ika.), with infection ratings higher

  18. Smoke from Oregon Fires

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    Greg Rhodes

    2002-08-15

    At the Oregon-California state line, an immense wildfire that resulted from the combination of two separate blazes has now burned over 375,000 acres and is still growing. The Biscuit Fire, formerly the Florence Fire and the Sour Biscuit Fire, was sparked by lightning in the Klamath Mountains in Oregon and has burned over the state line into California. The columns of smoke billowing from the fire reach far south down the Pacific Coast.

  19. Knight Library University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon of Missionary

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    #12;Knight Library · University of Oregon · Eugene, Oregon Checklist of Missionary Collections July 1988 #12;©1988 Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403 This publication is funded also responds to written questions about the holdings from researchers unable to travel to Eugene

  20. The Oregon History Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    The Oregon History Project is an online educational resource designed both for the general public and for students and educators to explore the history of Oregon through primary and secondary documents, photographs, and other ephemera. The site is divided into three main sections. The first, This Land: Oregon, is a narrative overview of Oregon's history, written and compiled by Professor William G. Robbins of Oregon State University. This narrative history is divided into seven broad thematic areas, each containing a number of brief essays on themes ranging from Native American contact with settlers to the nature of the rural-urban interaction in the state. The second section, the Learning Center, contains site guides for teachers and students, a teacher's guide, several interpretive essays, and lesson plans for elementary and middle school classrooms. The site concludes with a section devoted to historical documents, where visitors can browse through 102 items, ranging from a photograph of workers along the Bonneville Dam and a drawing of Fort Vancouver from 1845.

  1. Oregon Climate Assessment Report December 2010

    E-print Network

    Pierce, Stephen

    - Climate change and agriculture in Oregon"" " " " " 151 Chapter 5 - The potential effects of climate changeOregon Climate Assessment Report December 2010 Oregon Climate Change Research Institute #12;Oregon Climate Assessment Report December 2010 Oregon Climate Change Research Institute Recommended citation

  2. Exploring the Oregon Trail

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Ms. Miles

    2005-10-20

    As we are studying the pioneer trek along the Oregon Trail, I want you to create a character and write a journal as if you were taking the journey. First, you should get a good idea of what the Oregon Trail was like. Read the personal accounts and experiences from actual pioneers at the websites below: "Jumping Off" "Power" "Hardships" "Camping" The following is a memoir from an actual pioneer (you will want to write your journal in this style). "Across the Plains in 1844" To help you get a ...

  3. FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF ON-SITE ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR TNT AND RDX IN GROUND WATER

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Harry Craig; George Ferguson; Anne W. Kusterbeck; L. Shriver-Lake; Thomas Jenkins

    2009-01-01

    A field demonstration was conducted to assess the performance of eight commercially-available and emerging colorimetric, immunoassay, and biosensor on-site analytical methods for explosives 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in ground water and leachate at the Umatilla Army Depot Activity, Hermiston, Oregon and U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, Washington, Superfund sites. Ground water samples were analyzed by each of the on-site

  4. The Oregon Walkabout

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parnell, Dale

    1974-01-01

    Too often American schools aim to satisfy the self-actualizing and higher-level needs in Maslow's hierarchy, while ignoring survival and security needs. The new State curriculum seeks to correct that deficit. To graduate, an Oregon student in the Class of 1978 will be expected to demonstrate the competencies to function effectively on the job, as…

  5. Oregon hydrologic landscape regions

    EPA Science Inventory

    Individuals who spend time working with streams intuitively come to understand that stream hydrologic and ecological characteristics are related to the attributes of the watersheds in which they occur. This is easy to see in Oregon with its large climatic and geologic variations ...

  6. Nanotechnology Commercialization in Oregon

    E-print Network

    Moeck, Peter

    Nanotechnology Commercialization in Oregon February 27, 2012 Portland State University Physics Seminar Robert D. "Skip" Rung President and Executive Director #12;2 Nanotechnology Commercialization on "green" nanotechnology and gap fund portfolio company examples #12;3 Goals of the National Nanotechnology

  7. University of Oregon Atlas of Trees

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    Oregon, University of

    University of Oregon MAP DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Jim Meacham, Ken Kato, Grace Gardner, Jacob Blair, Erik Howard PRODUCTION Printing and Mailing Services University of Oregon TREE SILHOUETTE ILLUSTRATIONS

  8. Evaluation of an ultraviolet/ozone technology for the treatment of explosives in groundwater at Umatilla Depot Activity, Oregon

    SciTech Connect

    Ritchie, E.S.; Lechner, C.A.

    1995-12-31

    An evaluation of an ultraviolet (UV)/ozone technology was conducted to evaluate the feasibility for the treatment of explosives contaminated groundwater and provide site-specific information for the US Army`s Umatilla Depot Activity (UMDA). The UV/ozone system was supplied by Ultrox. During each of two pumping tests, three pH levels (5, 7, and 9), three ozone dosages (1.5, 2.5, and 3.5 milligrams per liter per minute), and three retention times (30, 90, and 150 minutes) were evaluated. Three ozone/hydrogen peroxide tests per pumping test were also run at three retention times. As expected, 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene (TNB) was the most difficult explosive product to treat. The results indicated that a pH of 5 assists in the destruction of TNB at a retention time between 30 and 90 minutes and an ozone dosage of at least 2.5 milligram per liter per minute. The ozone dosage required for a second well was only 1.5 milligram per liter per minute. The tests involving hydrogen peroxide/ozone and no UV indicated that none of the explosives were well degraded after the treatment. An evaluation by Ultrox of a full-scale system indicated that higher explosives concentrations and flow rates improved the cost effectiveness of UV/ozone compared to a carbon treatment system. Because the concentrations of explosives at UMDA are not exceptionally high, the carbon treatment system was selected for UMDA.

  9. THE UMPQUA RIVER IN WESTERN OREGON

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JOSEPH W. WITT

    AST}ACT.--From 1981-90, the osprey population along the Umpqua River between Roseburg and Reedsport, Oregon increased by 153% (17% annual rate). The first observed decrease in the population occurred in 1991 when one previously occupied breeding territory became vacant. Management activ- ities on USDI Bureau of Land Management administered lands within the study area between 1981-88 consisted of the installation of

  10. The Economic Impact of Oregon's Urban Research University $1.4 billion and growing

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    the desk of President Wim Wiewel As Oregon's only public urban research university, Portland State's job this in the face of tough economic times. This report offers a snapshot of the economic benefits Portland State generates to Oregon and beyond. Our campus and research activities are growing rapidly, with plans

  11. Cascade Mtns. Oregon

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    The ground near one of the long-dormant Three Sisters volcanoes in the Cascade Mountains of west-central Oregon has risen approximately 10centimeters in a 10-by-20-km parcel since 1996, meaning that magma or underground lava is slowly flowing into the area, according to a research team from the U.S. Geological Survey. The Three Sisters area -- which contains five volcanoes -- is only about 170 miles from Mount St. Helens, which erupted in 1980. Both are part of the Cascades Range, a line of 27volcanoes stretching from British Columbia in Canada to northern California. This perspective view was created by draping a simulated natural color ASTER image over digital topography from the U.S. Geological Survey National Elevation Dataset.

    This image was acquired on May 28, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER will image Earth for the next 6 years to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.

    ASTER is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18,1999, on NASA's Terra satellite. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products. Dr. Anne Kahle at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is the U.S. Science team leader; Bjorn Eng of JPL is the project manager. ASTER is the only high resolution imaging sensor on Terra. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, along-term research and technology program designed to examine Earth's land, oceans, atmosphere, ice and life as a total integrated system.

    The broad spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of ASTER will provide scientists in numerous disciplines with critical information for surface mapping, and monitoring dynamic conditions and temporal change. Example applications are: monitoring glacial advances and retreats; monitoring potentially active volcanoes; identifying crop stress; determining cloud morphology and physical properties; wetlands evaluation; thermal pollution monitoring; coral reef degradation; surface temperature mapping of soils and geology; and measuring surface heat balance.

    Size: 20 x 25 km (12 x 15 miles) Location: 44.1 deg. North lat., 122.1 deg. West long. Orientation: View towards Southeast Image Data: ASTER bands 1,2, and 3. Original Data Resolution: 15 m Date Acquired: Various

  12. Indians In Oregon Today. Oregon Middle School - High School Curriculum

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    Pepper, Floy

    2004-01-01

    The main purpose of this publication is to provide current, accurate information to teachers and students about the Indian tribes living in the state of Oregon. Too often information about Indian tribes is stereotypic, inaccurate, and outdated. A number of Indian tribes have worked on the development of this document, using the "Oregon Indians:…

  13. NOAA Ship Oregon II NOAA Ship Oregon II supports the

    E-print Network

    NOAA Ship Oregon II NOAA Ship Oregon II supports the programs of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries Science Center. The ship conducts fisheries and living marine resource the Castro regime came to power in the late 1950's. The ship was in Cuban waters to conduct a cooperative

  14. Fires Scorch Oregon

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    In southwestern Oregon, the Florence Fire (north) and the Sour Biscuit Fire (south) continued to burn virtually out of control on July 21, 2002. Numerous evacuation notices have been issued for residents in the area as the fires remain difficult to control due to the steep, rugged terrain of the Klamath Mountains. This image is from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper. Credit:Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch.

  15. DIAMOND PEAK WILDERNESS, OREGON.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Sherrod, David R.; Moyle, Phillip R.

    1984-01-01

    No metallic mineral resources were identified during a mineral survey of the Diamond Peak Wilderness in Oregon. Cinder cones within the wilderness contain substantial cinder resources, but similar deposits that are more accessible occur outside the wilderness. The area could have geothermal resources, but available data are insufficient to evaluate their potential. Several deep holes could be drilled in areas of the High Cascades outside the wilderness, from which extrapolations of the geothermal potential of the several Cascade wilderness could be made.

  16. Oregon DEQ: Water Quality

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

    This web page hosts information related to groundwater quality in Oregon. Fact sheets about important groundwater problems are available, addressing topics such as septic systems, nonpoint source pollution, total daily maximum loading, drinking water, and storm water management. The site also includes data and maps portraying groundwater quality, describes issues affecting groundwater management, provides results of groundwater assessment programs, and has links to groundwater and water quality regulations and programs. Most of the data and files are in pdf format.

  17. The Maupin, Oregon Earthquake Swarm

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Braunmiller, J.; Williams, M.; Trehu, A. M.; Nabelek, J.

    2008-12-01

    The area near Maupin, Oregon has experienced over 300 earthquakes since December 2006. The events, located by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), occurred ~10 km SE of the town in central Oregon and ~50 km E-SE of Mount Hood. The temporal event pattern and lack of a distinct main shock are characteristic of an earthquake swarm with the event-size distribution indicating a low b-value similar to other non-volcanic swarms. Locations show a NW-SE trending, ~4x3 km cluster at apparent depths of 12-24 km. The largest events (Mw=3.8 and 3.9) on March 1, 2007 and July 14, 2008 occurred more than one year apart; 11 other events had a magnitude of 3 or greater. The larger events were felt locally. During the first 14 months EarthScope USArray seismic stations surrounded the swarm, providing a unique high-quality dataset. Waveform similarity at the closest USArray site G06A indicates hypocenters are much tighter than suggested by the PNSN distribution. Moment tensor inversion reveals nearly identical double- couple strike-slip mechanisms on a plane striking ~15° NW for the three largest 2007 events and the July 2008 event. The April 2008 Mw=3.3 event is rotated ~10° clockwise consistent with slight changes of G06A three-component waveforms relative to the other events. Preferred centroid depths are in the 15-20 km range. Historically, seismicity in the Pacific Northwest east of the Cascades is characterized by sporadic bursts of clustered seismicity with occasional M=6 earthquakes. The largest instrumentally recorded earthquake near Maupin (Mw=4.6) occurred 1976. An earlier swarm was observed 1987, but since then only ~2 events/yr occurred until the current swarm. In spite of recurrent seismicity, exposed surface rocks near Maupin are undeformed lava flows of the Columbia River Basalt Group and older John Day volcanics. The geologic map of Oregon shows a NW-trending dip slip fault near the epicenter area, inconsistent with moment tensor solutions. The cause for the swarm is currently unknown with hypotheses ranging from magmatic or fluid motion in the crust to tectonic activity along a weakly coupled microplate boundary.

  18. Gwil Evans' notes Oregon Wine Research Institute

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Gwil Evans' notes Oregon Wine Research Institute Policy Board meeting January 7-8, 2009 Oregon director of the Oregon Wine Board. 3. Reference to Operating Guidelines as framework for the Board (copy University policy.] Table conversation Over dinner and excellent (contributed) Oregon wines, Board members

  19. Biofuels in Oregon and Washington

    E-print Network

    PNNL-17351 Biofuels in Oregon and Washington A Business Case Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory #12;#12;Biofuels in Oregon and Washington, particularly in light of the recent growth experienced by the biofuels industry in the Midwest. Policymakers

  20. HEDCO Education Building Eugene, Oregon

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    Oregon, University of

    HEDCO Education Building Eugene, Oregon ASHRAE Level I Energy Audit June 2011 Prepared.................................................................................................................................................. 18 #12;| ASHRAE Level One Energy Audit3 SUMMARY The HEDCO Education Building is part of the College of Education complex at the University of Oregon. Constructed in 2009, is has approximately 72,000 square feet

  1. OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL

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    Escher, Christine

    OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL REQUEST TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY OF TRANSFER CREDITS FROM earned Gr. = course grade El. = Eligible to be used on a graduate program of study (Graduate School Typed Name Signature Date APPROVED - Graduate School Signature Date #12;GRADUATE SCHOOL OREGON STATE

  2. 16. Photocopy of original USRS photograph (from original print in ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    16. Photocopy of original USRS photograph (from original print in the Umatilla Project History 1918, on file at National Archives, Rocky Mountain Region, Denver, Colorado) Photographer unknown, ca. 1918. Office of U.S. Reclamation Service - Hermiston, Umatilla Project, Oregon - Former Umatilla Project Headquarters Buildings, Office, Hermiston, Umatilla County, OR

  3. KALMIOPSIS WILDERNESS, OREGON.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Page, Norman J; Miller, Michael S.

    1984-01-01

    Geologic, geochemical, geophysical field and laboratory, and mine and prospect studies conducted in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Oregon indicate that areas within and immediately adjacent to the wilderness have substantiated mineral-resource potential. The types of mineral resources which occur in these areas include massive sulfide deposits containing copper, zinc, lead, silver and gold; podiform chromite deposits; laterite deposits containing nickel, cobalt, and chromium; lode gold deposits; and placer gold deposits. Past production from existing mines is estimated to have been at least 7000 troy oz of gold, 4000 long tons of chromite, and few tens of tons of copper ore.

  4. STRAWBERRY MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS, OREGON.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Thayer, T.P.; Stotelmeyer, Ronald B.

    1984-01-01

    The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness extends 18 mi along the crest of the Strawberry Range and comprises about 53 sq mi in the Malheur National Forest, Grant County, Oregon. Systematic geologic mapping, geochemical sampling and detailed sampling of prospect workings was done. A demonstrated copper resource in small quartz veins averaging at most 0. 33 percent copper with traces of silver occurs in shear zones in gabbro. Two small areas with substantiated potential for chrome occur near the northern edge of the wilderness. There is little promise for the occurrence of additional mineral or energy resources in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.

  5. Andreas Schmittner Oregon State University

    E-print Network

    Schmittner, Andreas

    · melting of mountain glaciers worldwide · warming of Earth's surface temperatures · rise in sea level (benthic) live fossil shells from ocean sediments #12;Surface Temperature Reconstructions from the LGMClimate Change Andreas Schmittner Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric

  6. Anthropology 344 Archaeology of Oregon

    E-print Network

    , technologically, and spiritually to their environments. Finally, we will examine the roles the Lewis and Clark expedition and later, the Oregon Trail, played in the westward expansion of the United States of America

  7. Status of Oregon's Bull Trout.

    SciTech Connect

    Buchanan, David V.; Hanson, Mary L.; Hooton, Robert M.

    1997-10-01

    Limited historical references indicate that bull trout Salvelinus confluentus in Oregon were once widely spread throughout at least 12 basins in the Klamath River and Columbia River systems. No bull trout have been observed in Oregon's coastal systems. A total of 69 bull trout populations in 12 basins are currently identified in Oregon. A comparison of the 1991 bull trout status (Ratliff and Howell 1992) to the revised 1996 status found that 7 populations were newly discovered and 1 population showed a positive or upgraded status while 22 populations showed a negative or downgraded status. The general downgrading of 32% of Oregon's bull trout populations appears largely due to increased survey efforts and increased survey accuracy rather than reduced numbers or distribution. However, three populations in the upper Klamath Basin, two in the Walla Walla Basin, and one in the Willamette Basin showed decreases in estimated population abundance or distribution.

  8. Veteran Services at Oregon State University OSU Veterans Workgroup

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    Escher, Christine

    1 Veteran Services at Oregon State University OSU Veterans Workgroup End of the Year Report 2010-2011 The Workgroup was very active this year and made great strides towards making OSU a Veteran Friendly campus. We provided educational opportunities regarding veteran issues and collaborated with external agencies

  9. Rethinking Recycling: An Oregon Waste Reduction Curriculum. Teacher Resource Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon State Dept. of Environmental Quality, Portland.

    In 1993, the Oregon State Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), developed four "Classroom Activity Packets" with waste reduction and recycling lessons for each of the following groups: Grades K-2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; and Grades 9-12. This teacher resource guide is the final component of…

  10. Oregon State University Sun Grant Western Regional Center

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Oregon State University Sun Grant Western Regional Center Camelina Improvement for Insensitivity to Residual Herbicide Activity Scot Hulbert, Washington State University (2009-2011) OVERVIEW Camelina Camelina lines that are resistant to these herbicides, thus reducing the risks to those who want to adopt

  11. Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Site offers information on educational exhibits and other learning resources to help students and teachers understand the wealth and fragility of Oregon's coastal resources. Links provide logistic details such as calendars, schedules, admission fees, and membership. Teacher resources offered include workshops, loan kits, and online curricula. Special section just for home schools. General questions about marine science can be submitted via e-mail. Located in Newport, Oregon.

  12. OREGON SEA GRANT | SUMMER 2014 | VOLUME 3 NO. 1 ChangeHow Oregon Sea Grant

    E-print Network

    OREGON SEA GRANT | SUMMER 2014 | VOLUME 3 NO. 1 Climate ChangeHow Oregon Sea Grant Is Helping;2 CONFLUENCE | Oregon Sea Grant | Summer 2014 CONFLUENCE: The junction of two or more rivers; an act or process the merging, or flowing together, of Oregon Sea Grant's three "rivers": research, education, and engagement

  13. Proceedings of Coastal Zone 07 Portland, Oregon

    E-print Network

    DATA FOR THE SEASIDE, OREGON, TSUNAMI PILOT STUDY TO MODERNIZE FEMA FLOOD HAZARD MAPS Florence L. Wong analysis, Seaside Oregon, GIS, flood hazard maps, shoreline change, digital elevation model INTRODUCTION A Tsunami Pilot Study was conducted for the area surrounding the coastal town of Seaside, Oregon, as part

  14. Wave Energy Development in Oregon Licensing & Permitting Requirements

    E-print Network

    July 09 Wave Energy Development in Oregon Licensing & Permitting Requirements Prepared by Pacific Energy Ventures on behalf of the Oregon Wave Energy Trust w w w . o r e g o n w a v e . o r g #12;This study was commissioned by Oregon Wave Energy Trust. Oregon Wave Energy Trust is funded by the Oregon

  15. Child Care and Education in Oregon and Its Counties: 2010

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    Escher, Christine

    Child Care and Education in Oregon and Its Counties: 2010 Prepared by Bobbie Weber of the Oregon Child Care Research Partnership, Oregon State University, and Becky Vorpagel of Information Architecture, consultant to the Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral Network. Oregon Child Care Research Partnership

  16. Three Sisters, Oregon

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

    Earlier this month, the US Geological Survey (USGS) released a report stating that USGS scientists have detected a slight uplift of the ground surface over a broad area centered 5 kilometers west of South Sister volcano in the Three Sisters region of the central Oregon Cascade Range. This uplift was detected using a relatively new technique, Satellite Radar Interferometry (InSAR). InSAR uses satellite data to make radar images of the Earth's surface and then compares images from the same location acquired at different times to detect minor (a few centimeters) changes in the ground elevation. This page comes from the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory Website, and it contains links to the May 8 press release, current hazards report (spring 2001), geologic descriptions of the Three Sisters volcanoes, color interferograms, site photographs, earthquake maps, an overview of InSAR, daily seismicity measurements, and much more. The USGS's Cascade Volcano Observatory has been featured previously in our reports (see the September 23, 1994 Scout Report for Science & Engineering), but the Three Sisters research is particularly timely.

  17. The Oregon Geothermal Planning Conference

    SciTech Connect

    None

    1980-10-02

    Oregon's geothermal resources represent a large portion of the nation's total geothermal potential. The State's resources are substantial in size, widespread in location, and presently in various stages of discovery and utilization. The exploration for, and development of, geothermal is presently dependent upon a mixture of engineering, economic, environmental, and legal factors. In response to the State's significant geothermal energy potential, and the emerging impediments and incentives for its development, the State of Oregon has begun a planning program intended to accelerate the environmentally prudent utilization of geothermal, while conserving the resource's long-term productivity. The program, which is based upon preliminary work performed by the Oregon Institute of Technology's Geo-Heat Center, will be managed by the Oregon Department of Energy, with the assistance of the Departments of Economic Development, Geology and Mineral Industries, and Water Resources. Funding support for the program is being provided by the US Department of Energy. The first six-month phase of the program, beginning in July 1980, will include the following five primary tasks: (1) coordination of state and local agency projects and information, in order to keep geothermal personnel abreast of the rapidly expanding resource literature, resource discoveries, technological advances, and each agency's projects. (2) Analysis of resource commercialization impediments and recommendations of incentives for accelerating resource utilization. (3) Compilation and dissemination of Oregon geothermal information, in order to create public and potential user awareness, and to publicize technical assistance programs and financial incentives. (4) Resource planning assistance for local governments in order to create local expertise and action; including a statewide workshop for local officials, and the formulation of two specific community resource development plans. (5) Formulation and implementation of various statewide incentives; emphasis will be given to the recommendations of the Oregon Alternate Energy Development Commission and its Geothermal Task Force.

  18. OregonOregon Fatality AssessmentFatality Assessment

    E-print Network

    Chapman, Michael S.

    for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)(FACE) Annual ReportAnnual Report 20042004 Occupational FatalitiesOccupational Fatalities #12;Acronyms BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor CFOI U.S. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries DCBS

  19. Oregon State Briefing Book for low-level radioactive waste management

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-12-01

    The Oregon State Briefing Book is one of a series of state briefing books on low-level radioactive waste management practices. It has been prepared to assist state and federal agency officials in planning for safe low-level radioactive waste disposal. The report contains a profile of low-level radioactive waste generators in Oregon. The profile is a result of a survey of NRC licensees in Oregon. The briefing book also contains a comprehensive assessment of low-level radioactive waste management issues and concerns as defined by all major interested parties including industry, government, the media, and interest groups. The assessment was developed through personal communications with representatives of interested parties, and through a review of media sources. Lastly, the briefing book provides demographic and socioeconomic data and a discussion of relevant government agencies and activities, all of which may impact waste management practices in Oregon.

  20. Tsunami hazard assessment in Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    George R. Priest; Antonio M. Baptista; Edward P. Myers III; A Nd Robert A

    Abstract. Tsunami hazard assessment in Oregon has proceeded by first completing a de- tailed inundation simulation of the Siletz Bay area where various model parameters were tested against estimates of inundation and run-up from prehistoric tsunami deposits. Reconnaissance- level inundation maps,for the entire coastline were then produced to implement Senate Bill 379, which limits construction of critical and essential facilities

  1. Oregon's Pilot State Dissemination Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Katagiri, George

    Oregon's Dissemination Program was established in July 1970. Its purpose was to close the communication gap between validated information and the decision making processes related to school administration and instruction. The program was administered by a staff of six, two of whom were assigned to pilot Intermediate Education District offices. The…

  2. Life on the Oregon Trail.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Middle Level Learning: Teaching and Learning Social Studies in the Middle Grades, 1998

    1998-01-01

    This supplement to "Social Education" and "Social Studies & the Young Learner" seeks to support creative and rigorous social studies teaching in middle schools. The articles show how students can revisit the Oregon Trail through the diaries of children, learn about the five themes of geography (location, place, human/environment interaction,…

  3. University of Oregon Psychology 473

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    , interaction, and systems theory that qualifies a professional as a marriage and family therapist. ­American 1 University of Oregon Psychology 473 Marital and Family Therapies Summer 2014 Class office hours. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) deals primarily with relationships and interaction within

  4. University of Oregon Psychology 473

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    expertise in interpersonal relationships, interaction, and systems theory that qualifies a professional 1 University of Oregon Psychology 473 Marital and Family Therapies Spring 2014 Class hours). I encourage you to visit during my office hours. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) deals

  5. Knight Law Center Eugene, Oregon

    E-print Network

    Oregon, University of

    its annual site energy consumption by approximately 9% or 1.1 million kBtu/year. Some of the moreKnight Law Center Eugene, Oregon ASHRAE Level I Energy Audit June 2011 Prepared for University .................................................................................................................................... 3 Energy Use Analysis

  6. Commercial farmland preservation in Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. R. Pease

    1982-01-01

    Oregon's agricultural land preservation program emphasizes the importance of commercial agriculture to the state's economy. Statewide zoning requirements and farm use incentives are designed to protect commercial agriculture from fragmentation and conflicting uses. While the state has invested significant staff and funding commitments over nearly a decade, the program's long-term effectiveness still faces difficult tests.

  7. Oregon Schools Begin Inspection, Cleanup.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buckley, James F.

    1987-01-01

    Discusses the need for environmental health inspections in schools. Reports on the results of a survey of Clackamas County (Oregon) school kitchens, in relation to a high incidence of hepatitis A. Describes the variety of violations found and urges that schools no longer be exempt from state health division regulations. (TW)

  8. MAP OF ECOREGIONS OF OREGON

    EPA Science Inventory

    The ecoregions of Oregon have been identified, mapped, and described and provide a geographic structure for environmental resources research, assessment, monitoring, and management. This project is part of a larger effort by the U.S. EPA to create a national, hierarchical ecoregi...

  9. Oregon as unspoiled nature: a rhetorical criticism of Oregon's tourism campaign 

    E-print Network

    Loughran, Tamara Kay

    1993-01-01

    Oregon has suffered dislocating economic and industrial shifts for several years. Because logging and fishing provide less economic support for the state, Oregon is looking to alternative industries including tourism. ...

  10. GRADUATE SCHOOL Oregon State University, 300 Kerr Administration Bldg., Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2121

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    Escher, Christine

    GRADUATE SCHOOL Oregon State University, 300 Kerr Administration Bldg., Corvallis, Oregon 97331: Deans, Directors, Department Chairs and Heads From: Brenda McComb Graduate School Dean Subject: 201213 Recommended Graduate Assistant Appointment & Stipend Guidelines The Graduate School

  11. Department of Applied Economics 213 Ballard Extension Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3601

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Department of Applied Economics 213 Ballard Extension Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis Announcement Assistant Professor, Economics of Sustainable Development Applied Economics Department Oregon State University Position Description: Position Title: Assistant Professor, Applied Economics

  12. 77 FR 62442 - Safety Zone; Oregon City Bridge Grand Opening Fireworks Display; Willamette River, Oregon City, OR

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    2012-10-15

    ...Safety Zone; Oregon City Bridge Grand Opening Fireworks Display; Willamette River...enforced during the Oregon City Bridge Grand Opening fireworks display from 7:30 p.m...Safety Zone; Oregon City Bridge Grand Opening Fireworks Display; Willamette...

  13. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Physical Chemistry Faculty Position. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (http://chemistry.uoregon.edu) invites

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    Oregon, University of

    UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Physical Chemistry Faculty Position. The Department of Chemistry physical chemistry (broadly defined) beginning Fall 2014 at the anticipated rank of assistant professor independent research program in physical chemistry and active participation and excellence in teaching

  14. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Physical Chemistry Faculty Position The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (http://chemistry.uoregon.edu)

    E-print Network

    Cina, Jeff

    UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Physical Chemistry Faculty Position The Department of Chemistry physical chemistry (broadly defined) beginning Fall 2015 at the anticipated rank of assistant professor independent research program in physical chemistry and active participation and excellence in teaching

  15. CO[sub 2] degassing in the Oregon Cascades

    SciTech Connect

    James, E.R.; Manga, M. (Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences); Rose, T.P. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States). Isotope Sciences Div.)

    1999-09-01

    The carbon isotope content of dissolved inorganic carbon was measured for large cold springs in the central Oregon Cascades. Low [sup 14]C activities in some of the springs are interpreted to result from the dissolution of diffuse emissions of magmatic CO[sub 2], even though volcanic activity has not occurred in this area for more than 1300 yr. On the basis of dissolved magmatic carbon concentrations in the springs, the authors infer a diffuse magmatic CO[sub 2] degassing rate of 3.4 [times] 10[sup 5] kg/yr per kilometer of arc for the central Oregon Cascades. The CO[sub 2] flux calculated from estimates of the mean magmatic intrusion rate and experimentally determined values of CO[sub 2] content in melts is consistent with that determined from their measurements of the dissolved CO[sub 2] flux at springs.

  16. CO{sub 2} degassing in the Oregon Cascades

    SciTech Connect

    James, E.R.; Manga, M. [Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences] [Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences; Rose, T.P. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States). Isotope Sciences Div.] [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States). Isotope Sciences Div.

    1999-09-01

    The carbon isotope content of dissolved inorganic carbon was measured for large cold springs in the central Oregon Cascades. Low {sup 14}C activities in some of the springs are interpreted to result from the dissolution of diffuse emissions of magmatic CO{sub 2}, even though volcanic activity has not occurred in this area for more than 1300 yr. On the basis of dissolved magmatic carbon concentrations in the springs, the authors infer a diffuse magmatic CO{sub 2} degassing rate of 3.4 {times} 10{sup 5} kg/yr per kilometer of arc for the central Oregon Cascades. The CO{sub 2} flux calculated from estimates of the mean magmatic intrusion rate and experimentally determined values of CO{sub 2} content in melts is consistent with that determined from their measurements of the dissolved CO{sub 2} flux at springs.

  17. Oregon Ballast Water Task Force Report on Ballast Water Management in Oregon

    E-print Network

    and vessel fouling. Ballast water management (reporting, exchange and/or treatment) regulations have been a short-term solution until ballast water treatment technologies are developed and implementedOregon Ballast Water Task Force Report on Ballast Water Management in Oregon #12;Oregon Ballast

  18. Indians of Oregon; A Bibliography of Materials in the Oregon State Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hewlett, Leroy, Ed.

    Over 1300 publications are cited in this bibliography on the American Indians of Oregon. The citations represent the Oregon State Library collection of materials on Indians of the Pacific Northwest. Although the emphasis is on Indians of Oregon, materials about the Indians of California, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and British Columbia are cited…

  19. Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

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    Oregon, University of

    LIVEIT! Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast Oregon Institute of Marine Biology SUMMER 2013 #12;T he Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) has offered a variety of exciting courses in marine biology of leaving the docks. Within eight miles of the marine biology laboratory, sea lions, elephant seals

  20. Department of Applied Economics 213 Ballard Extension Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3601

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Department of Applied Economics 213 Ballard Extension Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon State University Department of Applied Economics Temporary Instructor Position POSITION of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The Applied

  1. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: Engineer It

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry offers this website called Engineer It. The website complements an exhibit which lets you "use the same steps as an engineer to design boats, build bridges, windmills, and airplanes and then test their performance in water tanks, shake tables, and wind tunnels." The website offers activities and online games relating to wind, water, and structural engineering. Also available are links to other fun websites and an article on What is an Engineer.

  2. Oregon State University: It's in the Blood!

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website from the Valley Library at Oregon State University is subtitled: A Documentary History of Linus Pauling, Hemoglobin and Sickle Cell Anemia. The site is part of a series of Valley Library websites that focus on different aspects of chemist Linus Pauling's notable career. The site is composed of three main sections. The first section narrates "the story of Linus Pauling's research into the nature of human blood. The second, and most impressive, "provides access to more than three hundred primary source documents and images, including letter, manuscripts, diary entries, photographs, audio-visual materials, and published papers." The final section is yet to be completed, but will offer daily accounts of Pauling's activities between 1940 and 1949. The website also includes a hyperlinked Chronological List of Documents on the site, a sizeable bibliography, and links to a few websites concerned with sickle cell anemia and hemoglobin.

  3. DOES ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES OR NATURE DOMINATE THE SHAPING OF THE LANDSCAPE IN THE OREGON PILOT STUDY AREA FOR 1990-1999?

    EPA Science Inventory

    Climatic variation and human activities are major factors resulting in land degradation in arid and semiarid lands. In the Mediterranean region and over history, climatic drying was coincidental with developing agricultural technology and the rapid increase of the population and ...

  4. Early chiropractic education in Oregon

    PubMed Central

    Keating, Joseph C

    2002-01-01

    Chiropractic education in the northwestern United States has its origins in the Marsh School & Cure in 1904. Most of the early schools were located in Portland, Oregon, including the D.D. Palmer College of Chiropractic (1908-1910), and several of these had merged by 1912 or 1913 to form the Pacific Chiropractic College, forerunner of today's Western States College. The latter was organized as a non-profit institution during the Great Depression, and struggled not only to survive but to create a higher standard. The early broad-scope of chiropractic training in the state probably encouraged the liberal scope of practice enjoyed in Oregon to this day. ImagesFigure 2Figure 3Figure 4Figure 6Figure 7Figure 8Figure 9Figure 11Figure 12Figure 13Figure 14Figure 15Figure 16Figure 18Figure 19Figure 20Figure 21Figure 22Figure 24

  5. Tsunami Preparedness in Oregon (video)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Filmed and edited by: Loeffler, Kurt; Gesell, Justine

    2010-01-01

    Tsunamis are a constant threat to the coasts of our world. Although tsunamis are infrequent along the West coast of the United States, it is possible and necessary to prepare for potential tsunami hazards to minimize loss of life and property. Community awareness programs are important, as they strive to create an informed society by providing education and training. This video about tsunami preparedness in Oregon distinguishes between a local tsunami and a distant event and focus on the specific needs of this region. It offers guidelines for correct tsunami response and community preparedness from local emergency managers, first-responders, and leading experts on tsunami hazards and warnings, who have been working on ways of making the tsunami affected regions safer for the people and communities on a long-term basis. This video was produced by the US Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).

  6. PINE CREEK ROADLESS AREA, OREGON.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Walker, George W.; Denton, David K., Jr.

    1984-01-01

    Examination of the Pine Creek Roadless Area, Oregon indicates that there is little likelihood for the occurrence of energy or metallic mineral resources in the area. No mines or mineral prospects were identified during the investigation. Although nearby parts of Harney Basin are characterized by higher than normal heat flow, indicating that the region as a whole may have some as yet undefined potential for the occurrence of the geothermal energy resources, no potential for this resource was identified in the roadless area.

  7. MICHAEL G. RAYMER Curriculum Vitae (07/2010) Department of Physics and Oregon Center for Optics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

    E-print Network

    Richmond, Geraldine L.

    for Optics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 (503) 346-4785 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Knight Professor, 1998 - 1999. Director, Oregon Center for Optics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon; 1997 ­ 1998 of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon; 1988 - 1990. Associate Professor of Optics, The Institute

  8. Oregon Traffic Safety Data Christopher Monsere

    E-print Network

    Bertini, Robert L.

    Oregon Traffic Safety Data Archive Christopher Monsere Assistant Professor, Portland State University Metro Regional Safety Meeting December 2, 2009 #12;Outline Oregon Traffic Safety Data Archive Or Traffic Safety Data Archive Make data accessible Help "casual user" Make things quicker for advanced users

  9. Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals and Clinics

    E-print Network

    Chapman, Michael S.

    Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals and Clinics CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN TELEMEDICINE to participate in a telemedicine health service provided by Oregon Health & Science University in connection with the following services or procedure(s) provided 2. NATURE OF TELEMEDICINE HEALTH SERVICE: During

  10. Effectiveness of Property Tax Relief in Oregon.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hartman, William T.; Hwang, C. S.

    This study examines the effects of the 1979 Oregon Property Tax Relief Plan on 1980-81 school district budget decisions by comparing the available tax relief, the school expenditures, and the tax levies in the state for the years 1975-81. The history of direct and indirect property tax relief in Oregon is sketched for the years prior to 1979; the…

  11. Page 1 of 2 Oregon State University

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    Escher, Christine

    Page 1 of 2 Oregon State University Department of Recreational Sports --- Indoor Climbing Center University, the Department of Recreational Sports, the Indoor Climbing Center and all of their officers;Page 2 of 2 Oregon State University Department of Recreational Sports --- Indoor Climbing Center

  12. Oregon Tax Revenue Scope and Timeline

    E-print Network

    Oregon Tax Revenue Scope and Timeline Presented to Scott Dawson Business Advisory Council Prepared to collectively as the "Client") to perform an extensive analysis of how Oregon collects its tax revenues, as well. The challenges laid forth are to ascertain the necessary research to both estimate and compare the tax impact

  13. Dissolved Oxygen Data for Coos Estuary (Oregon)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The purpose of this product is the transmittal of dissolved oxygen data collected in the Coos Estuary, Oregon to Ms. Molly O'Neill (University of Oregon), for use in her studies on the factors influencing spatial and temporal patterns in dissolved oxygen in this estuary. These d...

  14. Steller Cove. Oregon Zoo Teacher Resource Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ward, Kristin

    The goal of this teacher guide is to promote education by providing resources and information to aid classroom teachers in using the Oregon Zoo as an educational setting. The unit also emphasizes the integration of science, mathematics, reading, writing, speaking, and problem solving. It is designed for grades 3-5 and is based on the Oregon State…

  15. Developing the OORCC: A Multifaceted Astronomical Research and Outreach Facility at the University of Oregon

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kwan, Teiler J.; Bullis, Jeremy; Gustafsson, Annika; Fisher, Robert Scott

    2015-01-01

    The University of Oregon (UO) owns and operates Pine Mountain Observatory (PMO), located in central Oregon on the summit of Pine Mountain at an elevation of 1980 meters. PMO consists of four telescopes ranging in size from 0.35 - 0.8 meters. The Oregon Observatory Remote Control Center (OORCC) is a remote-observing center within the Department of Physics on the UO campus (~140 miles from the observatory) that has a direct connection to PMO through a dedicated fiber-optic cable. With this facility, we will enable UO undergraduate student researchers, UO faculty, and the non-scientific community to fully control and operate a newly installed robotic telescope on the summit of Pine Mountain from Eugene, or any other authorized site in Oregon. In addition to providing undergraduates with instrumentation and engineering experience, we will implement research by photometrically monitoring bright and variable astronomical sources including main belt comets, Herbig Ae/Be stars, and active galactic nuclei in extragalactic systems. The primary objective with the OORCC is to manage a multifaceted astronomy and astrophysics research facility, extending as a state-wide resource for K-12 STEM activities and public outreach programs. With the OORCC, we intend to bring unique and enriching astronomy exposure to many different groups of people throughout the state of Oregon.

  16. 78 FR 37124 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: Heat Smart Program and Enforcement...

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    2013-06-20

    ...Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: Heat Smart Program and Enforcement Procedures...submitted revisions relate to Oregon's Heat Smart program, rules for enforcement procedures...submitted revisions relate to Oregon's Heat Smart program in Oregon...

  17. Oregon Lake Watch 2013 Report to the Oregon State Marine Board

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    Daescu, Dacian N.

    .............................................................................. 24 #12;1 Abstract The Oregon Lake Watch (OLW) volunteer monitoring program was resurrected after over .................................................................................................................. 3 Volunteer recruiting .................................................................................................................... 6 Volunteer training

  18. Iowa and Eugene, Oregon, Orthopaedics

    PubMed Central

    Buckwalter, Joseph A

    2003-01-01

    Over the last 50 years, the commitment of orthopaedic surgeons to basic and clinical research and evaluation of treatment outcomes has made possible remarkable improvements in the care of people with injuries and diseases of the limbs and spine. A group of Oregon orthopaedic surgeons has had an important role in these advances, especially in the orthopaedic specialties of sports medicine and hip reconstruction. Since Don Slocum (Iowa Orthopaedic Resident, 1934-1937), started practice in Eugene, Oregon, in 1939, three orthopaedic surgeons, Denny Collis, Craig Mohler and Paul Watson, who received their orthopaedic residency education at the University of Iowa, and three orthopaedic surgeons, Stan James, Tom Wuest and Dan Fitzpatrick, who received their undergraduate, medical school and orthopaedic residency education at the University of Iowa, have joined the group Dr. Slocum founded. These individuals, and their partners, established and have maintained a successful growing practice that serves the people of the Willamette valley, but in addition, they have made important contributions to the advancement of orthopaedics. PMID:14575262

  19. Copper sensitivity of Oregon coastal phytoplankton

    SciTech Connect

    Riedel, G.F.

    1983-01-01

    The copper sensitivity of natural populations of Oregon coastal phytoplankton was studied using both additions of ionic copper and Cu-TRIS free ion activity buffers in coastal seawater. Phytoplankton growth rate, taxonomic composition and copper content were examined in treatment additions. The growth rate results suggested that the deficiency of another trace metal increased the apparent toxicity of copper to phytoplankton, especially in TRIS-free ion activity buffered seawater. Laboratory experiments with isolated coastal phytoplankton species indicated that manganese deficiency exacerbated copper toxicity, and that manganese deficiency was induced in TRIS buffered seawater by a TRIS-catalyzed oxidation of Mn. When manganese additions to natural populations were employed inconjunction with ionic copper additions and TRIS-free ion regulated seawater, they showed that ambient manganese concentrations were low enough to shift the onset of copper toxicity to lower copper concentrations. The results suggest that while acute toxicity to phytoplankton by ambient concentrations of copper is unlikely, the interactions of copper and other metals, especially manganese, may influence natural coastal phytoplankton populations in more subtle ways, such as taxonomic composition.

  20. Crumb rubber modified asphalt concrete in Oregon. Summary report. Report for 1985-94

    SciTech Connect

    Hunt, E.; Peters, W.

    1995-07-01

    Over the last nine years, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has constructed 13 projects using crumb rubber modifiers (CRM) in asphalt concrete pavements using both the wet and dry process. State and federal legislation may require the use of recycled rubber in asphalt concrete, therefore, the Oregon Department of Transportation is interested in determining the most cost -effective crumb rubber modified asphalt concrete. The report includes a literature review on the use of crumb rubber modifiers in asphalt concrete pavement; a review on non-ODOT CRM paving projects constructed by Oregon counties and cities; and the Washington Department of Transportation. In additon, the report summarizes the data collected on all CRM hot mix asphalt concrete pavement projects constructed by ODOT. The ODOT information includes background constitution, cost, and performance data for each of the test and control sections. Finally, the future activities of the project are reviewed.

  1. Oregon Salt Marshes: How Blue are They?

    EPA Science Inventory

    Two important ecosystem services of wetlands are carbon sequestration and filtration of nutrients and particulates. We quantified the carbon and nitrogen accumulation rates in salt marshes at 135 plots distributed across eight estuaries located in Oregon, USA. Net carbon and ...

  2. LIVE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR OREGON VINEYARDS

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA Region 10 has funded the Oregon Winegrape Commission in a project that promotes the LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) certification program. LIVE is an integrated winegrape production system that promotes ecologically sensible production techniques. For example, cer...

  3. Page 1 of 1 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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    Escher, Christine

    Page 1 of 1 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS INDOOR CLIMBING CENTER YOUTH, the Department of Recreational Sports the City of Corvallis and any of their agents and employees from any loss:_____________________________________________ Gender: Male Female Participants Signature:_________________________________________ DOB

  4. 76 FR 18288 - Oregon Disaster #OR-00038

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-01

    ...major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oregon (FEMA-1964- DR), dated 03/25/2011. Incident: Tsunami Wave Surge. Incident Period: 03/11/2011. Effective Date: 03/25/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline...

  5. University of Oregon Human Anatomy I

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    University of Oregon Human Anatomy I HPHY 321 Fall 2013 Monday learning opportunity occurs if students choose to take HPHY 321 (Anatomy I Resources: 1. Anatomy & Physiology Revealed 3.0, Web-Based Program. This is a great

  6. Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center

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    Tullos, Desiree

    College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.....24 Benthic Ecology & Biogeochemistry Fisheries Science Center...................................30 Fisheries Behavioral Ecology ProgramOregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center 2012 - 2013 Annual Report 2030 SE Marine

  7. Department of Geosciences Oregon State University

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    face-to- face about the Oregon territorial seafloor mapping issue. Thank you for your interest be considered as a funding source for the kind of shallow-water mapping that we propose. An important wrinkle

  8. Oregon Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan

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    : Detect, monitor and eradicate pioneering aquatic invasive species. ....... 33 Objective 4: Where feasible D: Section 1204 of the National Invasive Species Act of 1996.................. 64 Appendix E: Oregon Ballast Water Management and Invasive Species Council Legislation

  9. Oregon State University Governmental Impact Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.

    Interactions between the government and Oregon State University were assessed with attention to the following areas: employment and personnel administration (regulations regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination); students and student life (regulations regarding admissions, financial aid, records management, special…

  10. Sex Equity in Educational Leadership. Report of a Conference (Eugene, Oregon, April 15-17, 1977).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.

    As part of its attempt to develop a model program for increasing sex equity among school administrators, the Sex Equity in Educational Leadership Project (SEEL) hosted a weekend conference for 150 Oregon educators. Conference activities documented in the first four chapters of this report include summaries of the workshops on Administration As a…

  11. Veteran Services at Oregon State University Workgroup End of the Year Report

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    Escher, Christine

    1 Veteran Services at Oregon State University Workgroup End of the Year Report 2009-2010 The Workgroup was very active this year and made great strides towards making OSU a Veteran Friendly campus. We provided educational opportunities regarding veteran issues and collaborated with external agencies

  12. Shear wave splitting and the pattern of mantle flow beneath eastern Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maureen D. Long; Haiying Gao; Amanda Klaus; Lara S. Wagner; Matthew J. Fouch; David E. James; Eugene Humphreys

    2009-01-01

    The tectonic and geologic setting of eastern Oregon includes the volcanically active High Lava Plains (HLP) province and the accreted terrains of the Blue and Wallowa Mountains and is bounded by the Columbia River flood basalts to the north, Basin and Range extension to the south, the Cascade arc to the west, and stable North America to the east. Several

  13. Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse: Fourth Annual Report. July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon State Library, Salem. Library Development Services.

    This report on the activities of the Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse during the time period between July 1, 1990, and June 30, 1991, begins with a summary of data on challenges against library materials reported to the clearinghouse during this time period. Details about each challenge reported by public libraries and school library…

  14. Learning about Oregon: Symbols, Legends and Facts. A Source Book for Elementary Teachers. Revised.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Covey, Marvin L.; Covey, Marjorie A.

    This compendium of information and ideas is intended as a resource for teachers introducing the study of Oregon history to elementary school children. Brief discussions of 42 topics are followed by suggestions for classroom activities using this information. The topics include the various state symbols, Indian legends, the origin of the state…

  15. Ontogenetic changes in foraging behaviour and habitat use by the Oregon garter snake, Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus

    Microsoft Academic Search

    AMY J. LIND; HARTWELL H. WELSH

    1994-01-01

    Foraging behaviour, stream habitat use and food habits of a population of the aquatic, Oregon garter snake were studied in the field during the spring and summer of 1987 and 1988. Continuous records of behaviour and habitat use were obtained for each snake. Adults foraged more actively and in a wider variety of stream habitats than juveniles or neonates. Adults

  16. Oregon School-Based Health Centers, 1992-1994 Services Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nystrom, Robert J.

    This report describes the activities of Oregon's 25 high school-based health centers between 1992 and 1994. Information is provided on funding sources, services offered (including general medical services and reproductive health, mental health, health promotion services, and hours of operation), staffing (including levels of staffing and…

  17. Cytogeography of achillea millefolium in Western Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ronald J. Tyrl

    1969-01-01

    A cytogeographic study was made of the tetraploid and hexaploid forms ofAchillea millefolium L. in western Oregon in order to clarify their distributions, to determine whether pentaploid hybrids are present at zones\\u000a of contact between the two, and to correlate environmental conditions with the presence of the tetraploid in the coastal areas\\u000a of Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon. The distributional

  18. Developing Oregon’s renewable energy portfolio using fuzzy goal programming model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tugrul U. Daim; Gulgun Kayakutlu; Kelly Cowan

    2010-01-01

    Renewable energy continues to be a hot topic in the United States affecting security and sustainability. A model to create renewable energy portfolio is established using guidelines drawn by Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation with the objective of responding to a 25% of the state electricity demand by renewable resources in 2025. The fuzzy goal programming model is adaptable

  19. CARBON SEQUESTRATION THROUGH CHANGES IN LAND USE IN OREGON

    E-print Network

    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION CARBON SEQUESTRATION THROUGH CHANGES IN LAND USE IN OREGON: COSTS, and J. Kadyszewski (Winrock International). 2007. Carbon Sequestration Through Changes in Land Use Curves, and Pilot Actions for Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Oregon. Report to Winrock

  20. 71. MYRTLE CREED BRIDGE, OREGON STATE HIGHWAY 199, AT END ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    71. MYRTLE CREED BRIDGE, OREGON STATE HIGHWAY 199, AT END OF STOUT GROVE ROAD. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. LOOKING WNW. - Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA

  1. 36. MYRTLE CREEK BRIDGE, OREGON STATE HIGHWAY 199, AT END ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    36. MYRTLE CREEK BRIDGE, OREGON STATE HIGHWAY 199, AT END OF STOUT GROVE ROAD. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON LOOKING WNW. - Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA

  2. FIELD AND LABORATORY OPERATIONS REPORT FOR THE OREGON WETLANDS STUDY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Oregon Wetlands Study (OWS) was designed to provide detailed characterizations of natural, created, and restored freshwater wetlands which is located in the urban environment of Portland, Oregon. his document discusses training the elementary, middle and high school teachers ...

  3. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE NATIONAL REGISTERLISTED OREGON STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER-LISTED OREGON STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE BUILDING AND STONEMASONRY WALL AND FLAGSTONE SIDEWALK ALONG STATE STREET, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH FROM STATE STREET. - Oregon State Forester's Office Complex, 2600 State Street, Salem, Marion, OR

  4. Rural Studies Program Hunger in Oregon Since the Great Recession

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    Escher, Christine

    Rural Studies Program Hunger in Oregon Since the Great Recession Snehalatha Gantla and Mark Edwards School of Public Policy and the Rural Studies Program Oregon State University February 2014 Rural Studies,018 n=132,018 Geography Oregon's rural and urban hunger rates appear to be about the same right after

  5. Oregon State University Sun Grant Western Regional Center

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Oregon State University Sun Grant Western Regional Center Development of Camelina as a Low-Input Oilseed Crop for Oregon, Idaho and Washington Russ Karow, Oregon State University OVERVIEW Camelina agronomic practices to incorporate camelina into PNW crop production systems and assist the fledgling

  6. Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast SUMMER 2014

    E-print Network

    LIVEIT! Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast SUMMER 2014 Oregon Institute of Marine Biology #12;T he Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) has offered a variety of exciting courses in marine biology of leaving the docks. Within eight miles of the marine biology laboratory, sea lions, elephant seals

  7. State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

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    Goldfinger, Chris

    41 iii Multi-Deterministic Tsunami Hazard Assessment, Cannon Beach, Clatsop County, Oregon TABLE Special Paper 41 TSUNAMI HAZARD ASSESSMENT OF THE NORTHERN OREGON COAST: A MULTI-DETERMINISTIC APPROACH TESTED AT CANNON BEACH, CLATSOP COUNTY, OREGON By George R. Priest1 , Chris Goldfinger2 , Kelin Wang3

  8. 27 CFR 9.190 - Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. 9.190...American Viticultural Areas § 9.190 Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. (a) Name...viticultural area described in this section is “Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon”. For...

  9. 27 CFR 9.190 - Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. 9.190...American Viticultural Areas § 9.190 Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. (a) Name...viticultural area described in this section is “Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon”. For...

  10. 27 CFR 9.190 - Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. 9.190...American Viticultural Areas § 9.190 Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. (a) Name...viticultural area described in this section is “Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon”. For...

  11. 27 CFR 9.190 - Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. 9.190...American Viticultural Areas § 9.190 Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. (a) Name...viticultural area described in this section is “Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon”. For...

  12. 27 CFR 9.190 - Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. 9.190...American Viticultural Areas § 9.190 Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon. (a) Name...viticultural area described in this section is “Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon”. For...

  13. 78 FR 38703 - LNG Development Company (d/b/a Oregon LNG); Oregon Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Application

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    2013-06-27

    ...PF12-7-000; Docket No. CP09-7-001] LNG Development Company (d/b/a Oregon LNG); Oregon Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Application Take notice that on June 7, 2013, LNG Development Company, LLC (d/ b/a Oregon...

  14. Corrosion prevention of Oregon's reinforced coastal bridges

    SciTech Connect

    Bullard, Sophie J.; Cramer, Stephen D.; Covino, Bernard S., Jr.; Holcomb, Gordon R.; Ziomek-Moroz, Margaret; Cryer. C.B (Oregon Dept. of Transportation, Salem, OR); Gallardo, M. L. (Oregon Dept. of Transportation, Salem, OR)

    2004-06-01

    The Oregon Department of Transportation (Oregon DOT) maintains more than 120 coastal bridges; many are reinforced concrete structures over 15 m (50 ft) in length. Twelve of these bridges are historic structures. Oregon DOT is concerned about the ongoing deterioration of these bridges, rising maintenance and repair costs, and the need to protect Oregon’s large investment in coastal bridges. Over 80,000 m2 (850,000 ft2) of coastal bridge surface have been repaired and protected from further chloride-induced corrosion damage by using conductive coating anodes. Most of the anode area is thermal-sprayed (TS) Zn. Other anode materials include TS Ti, Zn-hydrogel, and conductive carbon paint. TS Zn anodes are estimated to have a service life exceeding 25 years but exhibit increasing anode polarization with age. Catalyzed TS Ti anodes develop no significant anode polarization and have exhibited stable long-term performance over 8 years of service. Galvanic Zn-hydrogel anodes produce a stable protection current with no evidence of aging effects over 6 years of service. The conductive carbon paint anode operates at a low anode current density and consumption rate with a low rate of acidification at the anode-concrete interface, which has contributed to a stable protection current over 17 years of service.

  15. Deep long-period earthquakes beneath Washington and Oregon volcanoes

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Nichols, M.L.; Malone, S.D.; Moran, S.C.; Thelen, W.A.; Vidale, J.E.

    2011-01-01

    Deep long-period (DLP) earthquakes are an enigmatic type of seismicity occurring near or beneath volcanoes. They are commonly associated with the presence of magma, and found in some cases to correlate with eruptive activity. To more thoroughly understand and characterize DLP occurrence near volcanoes in Washington and Oregon, we systematically searched the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) triggered earthquake catalog for DLPs occurring between 1980 (when PNSN began collecting digital data) and October 2009. Through our analysis we identified 60 DLPs beneath six Cascade volcanic centers. No DLPs were associated with volcanic activity, including the 1980-1986 and 2004-2008 eruptions at Mount St. Helens. More than half of the events occurred near Mount Baker, where the background flux of magmatic gases is greatest among Washington and Oregon volcanoes. The six volcanoes with DLPs (counts in parentheses) are Mount Baker (31), Glacier Peak (9), Mount Rainier (9), Mount St. Helens (9), Three Sisters (1), and Crater Lake (1). No DLPs were identified beneath Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, or Newberry Volcano, although (except at Hood) that may be due in part to poorer network coverage. In cases where the DLPs do not occur directly beneath the volcanic edifice, the locations coincide with large structural faults that extend into the deep crust. Our observations suggest the occurrence of DLPs in these areas could represent fluid and/or magma transport along pre-existing tectonic structures in the middle crust. ?? 2010 Elsevier B.V.

  16. Deep long-period earthquakes beneath Washington and Oregon volcanoes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nichols, M. L.; Malone, S. D.; Moran, S. C.; Thelen, W. A.; Vidale, J. E.

    2011-03-01

    Deep long-period (DLP) earthquakes are an enigmatic type of seismicity occurring near or beneath volcanoes. They are commonly associated with the presence of magma, and found in some cases to correlate with eruptive activity. To more thoroughly understand and characterize DLP occurrence near volcanoes in Washington and Oregon, we systematically searched the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) triggered earthquake catalog for DLPs occurring between 1980 (when PNSN began collecting digital data) and October 2009. Through our analysis we identified 60 DLPs beneath six Cascade volcanic centers. No DLPs were associated with volcanic activity, including the 1980-1986 and 2004-2008 eruptions at Mount St. Helens. More than half of the events occurred near Mount Baker, where the background flux of magmatic gases is greatest among Washington and Oregon volcanoes. The six volcanoes with DLPs (counts in parentheses) are Mount Baker (31), Glacier Peak (9), Mount Rainier (9), Mount St. Helens (9), Three Sisters (1), and Crater Lake (1). No DLPs were identified beneath Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, or Newberry Volcano, although (except at Hood) that may be due in part to poorer network coverage. In cases where the DLPs do not occur directly beneath the volcanic edifice, the locations coincide with large structural faults that extend into the deep crust. Our observations suggest the occurrence of DLPs in these areas could represent fluid and/or magma transport along pre-existing tectonic structures in the middle crust.

  17. New Approaches to Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Demonstrated in Oregon

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Priest, G. R.; Rizzo, A.; Madin, I.; Lyles Smith, R.; Stimely, L.

    2012-12-01

    Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and Oregon Emergency Management collaborated over the last four years to increase tsunami preparedness for residents and visitors to the Oregon coast. Utilizing support from the National Tsunami Hazards Mitigation Program (NTHMP), new approaches to outreach and tsunami hazard assessment were developed and then applied. Hazard assessment was approached by first doing two pilot studies aimed at calibrating theoretical models to direct observations of tsunami inundation gleaned from the historical and prehistoric (paleoseismic/paleotsunami) data. The results of these studies were then submitted to peer-reviewed journals and translated into 1:10,000-12,000-scale inundation maps. The inundation maps utilize a powerful new tsunami model, SELFE, developed by Joseph Zhang at the Oregon Health & Science University. SELFE uses unstructured computational grids and parallel processing technique to achieve fast accurate simulation of tsunami interactions with fine-scale coastal morphology. The inundation maps were simplified into tsunami evacuation zones accessed as map brochures and an interactive mapping portal at http://www.oregongeology.org/tsuclearinghouse/. Unique in the world are new evacuation maps that show separate evacuation zones for distant versus locally generated tsunamis. The brochure maps explain that evacuation time is four hours or more for distant tsunamis but 15-20 minutes for local tsunamis that are invariably accompanied by strong ground shaking. Since distant tsunamis occur much more frequently than local tsunamis, the two-zone maps avoid needless over evacuation (and expense) caused by one-zone maps. Inundation mapping for the entire Oregon coast will be complete by ~2014. Educational outreach was accomplished first by doing a pilot study to measure effectiveness of various approaches using before and after polling and then applying the most effective methods. In descending order, the most effective methods were: (1) door-to-door (person-to-person) education, (2) evacuation drills, (3) outreach to K-12 schools, (4) media events, and (5) workshops targeted to key audiences (lodging facilities, teachers, and local officials). Community organizers were hired to apply these five methods to clusters of small communities, measuring performance by before and after polling. Organizers were encouraged to approach the top priority, person-to-person education, by developing Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) or CERT-like organizations in each community, thereby leaving behind a functioning volunteer-based group that will continue the outreach program and build long term resiliency. One of the most effective person-to-person educational tools was the Map Your Neighborhood program that brings people together so they can sketch the basic layout of their neighborhoods to depict key earthquake and tsunami hazards and mitigation solutions. The various person-to-person volunteer efforts and supporting outreach activities are knitting communities together and creating a permanent culture of tsunami and earthquake preparedness. All major Oregon coastal population centers will have been covered by this intensive outreach program by ~2014.

  18. 1982 Oregon energy resource manual

    SciTech Connect

    Ebert, R.; Ebert, J. (eds.)

    1982-01-01

    This manual is divided into three distinct sections. Part one contains 40 passive solar home plans designed for the Pacific Northwest by Oregon architects and designers. Floor plans and exterior renderings of multi-family and single-family dwellings, earth sheltered and bermed designs, and light commercial structures are included. The degree of solar contribution each residence achieves is graphically presented for ease of understanding. Part two, renewable-energy-resource guide, is primarily designed as a locator to indepth publications that explain specific energy resources in detail. It contains illustrated book reviews of pertinent private and government publications available. Various tables, forms, diagrams, energy system evaluation criteria, an illustrated glossary, BPA energy programs, utility programs, financial outlooks and non-profit organizations are included. The product locator index makes up part three. This indexed directory contains the listings of businesses, including the address, phone number, contact person and a 30 to 50 word description of the product or services currently offered. These renewable energy companies range from architectural and engineering services to research and development firms.

  19. UPDATE ON THE POTATO PURPLE TOP DISEASE IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN J.E. MUNYANEZA1

    E-print Network

    Pappu, Hanu R.

    Washington State Potato Commission, Moses Lake, WA; 4 Oregon State University, Hermiston, OR; 5 Washington on the potato purple top disease in the Columbia Basin. In: Proceedings, 44th Annual Washington State Potato recently been the case in Mexico. A Washington State and Oregon Potato Commissions funded multi

  20. University Housing and Dining Services Oregon State University, 102 Buxton Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-1317

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    of attorney for health care or financial management. e) Joint ownership of a motor vehicle, a joint bank of the State of Oregon that the foregoing is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge, and we understand

  1. Sprague River geomorphology studies, Klamath Basin, Oregon

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McDowell, P. F.; O'Connor, J. E.; Lind, P.

    2005-12-01

    The Sprague River drains 4050 square kilometers with a mean annual discharge of 16.3 m3/s before emptying into the Williamson River and then upper Klamath Lake in southcentral Oregon. The alternating wide alluvial segments and narrow canyon reaches of this 135-km-long westward flowing river provide for a variety of valued ecologic conditions and human uses along the river corridor, notably fisheries (including two endangered species of suckers, and formerly salmon), timber harvest, agriculture, and livestock grazing. The complex history of land ownership and landuse, water control and diversion structures, and fishery alterations, provides several targets for attributing historic changes to channel and floodplain conditions. Recently, evolving societal values (as well as much outside money) are inspiring efforts by many entities to 'restore' the Sprague River watershed. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Klamath Tribes, and many local landowners, we are launching an analysis of Sprague River channel and floodplain processes. The overall objective is to guide restoration activities by providing sound understanding of local geomorphic processes and conditions. To do this we are identifying key floodplain and channel processes, and investigating how they have been affected by historic floodplain activites and changes to the watershed. This is being accomplished by analysis of historic aerial photographs and maps, stratigraphic analysis of floodplain soils and geologic units, mapping of riparian vegetation conditions and changes, and quantitative analysis of high resolution LiDAR topography acquired for the entire river course in December 2004. Preliminary results indicate (1) much of the coarser (and more erodible) floodplain soils are largely composed of pumice deposited in the basin by the 7700 year BP eruption of Mount Mazama; and (2) the LiDAR digital elevation models provide a ready means of subdividing the river into segments with quantifiably different characteristics of channel width, sinuosity, slope, and incision (relative to adjacent floodplain elevations).

  2. Occurrence and concentration of caffeine in Oregon coastal waters.

    PubMed

    Rodriguez del Rey, Zoe; Granek, Elise F; Sylvester, Steve

    2012-07-01

    Caffeine, a biologically active drug, is recognized as a contaminant of freshwater and marine systems. We quantified caffeine concentrations in Oregon's coastal ocean to determine whether levels correlated with proximity to caffeine pollution sources. Caffeine was analyzed at 14 coastal locations, stratified between populated areas with sources of caffeine pollution and sparsely populated areas with no major caffeine pollution sources. Caffeine concentrations were measured in major water bodies discharging near sampling locations. Caffeine in seawater ranged from below the reporting limit (8.5 ng/L) to 44.7 ng/L. Caffeine occurrence and concentrations in seawater did not correspond with pollution threats from population density and point and non-point sources, but did correspond with storm event occurrence. Caffeine concentrations in rivers and estuaries draining to the coast ranged from below the reporting limit to 152.2 ng/L. This study establishes the occurrence of caffeine in Oregon's coastal waters, yet relative importance of sources, seasonal variability, and processes affecting caffeine transport into the coastal ocean require further research. PMID:22647644

  3. 76 FR 36146 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-21

    ...Inventory Completion: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene...SUMMARY: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History has completed...remains may contact the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History....

  4. Recharging Professionally: The Oregon Seaside Conferences.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dosch, Peg; Paxton, Cindy

    1981-01-01

    Two conferences, Seaside I and Seaside II, were held to develop a professional support system to assist in improving the health education profession in Oregon. Due to the success of the first two conferences, two more were held in which conceptual models in nutrition, fitness, sexuality, and weight control were presented. (JN)

  5. Spring 2013 University of Oregon Research Methods

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    Lockery, Shawn

    results, but this should not be `new' material to you. #12;Psychology 303 2 Required and Recommended Books Recommended books (1): American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication Manual of the Americana Spring 2013 University of Oregon Research Methods Psychology 303; CRN 35812 Lecture Instructor

  6. Seaside, Oregon, Tsunami Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. K. Dunbar; D. Dominey-Howes; J. Varner

    2006-01-01

    The results of a pilot study to assess the risk from tsunamis for the Seaside-Gearhart, Oregon region will be presented. To determine the risk from tsunamis, it is first necessary to establish the hazard or probability that a tsunami of a particular magnitude will occur within a certain period of time. Tsunami inundation maps that provide 100-year and 500-year probabilistic

  7. DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN OREGON LAKES

    EPA Science Inventory

    This is a data report presenting the species and abundance of phytoplankton in the 8 lakes sampled by the National Eutrophication Survey in the State of Oregon. Results from the calculation of several water quality indices are also included (Nygaard's Trophic State Index, Palmer'...

  8. DEPARTMENT OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS Oregon State University

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    : Graduate Assistant, Sports and Special Programs .49 FTE for academic (2012-2013) This positionDEPARTMENT OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS Oregon State University Position Announcement 2012-13 Position is responsible for the coordination, administration, and supervision of a portion of the Intramural Sports

  9. DEPARTMENT OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS Oregon State University

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    : Graduate Assistant, Competitive Sports (2 positions) .49 FTE for academic (2010-2011) These positionsDEPARTMENT OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS Oregon State University Position Announcement 2010-11 Position Sports and Sport Clubs Programs with direct oversight for 10-20 sport clubs as well as assigned

  10. Oregon University System Fact Book 2006

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mayfield, Vern; North, Tom; Kieran, Bob

    2007-01-01

    This compendium of narrative and statistical information is an overview of the Oregon University System (OUS) and is produced every two years. The introduction includes a mission and vision statement, a listing of OUS campuses and centers, a history of the institutions, OUS degree partnership programs, and distance education degree programs, OUS…

  11. Oregon Students Help Prepare Impact Statement

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cochran, Tom

    1973-01-01

    Describes a field-biology research project conducted at Coos Bay, Oregon by high school students attending the summer sessions at Terramar Field Science Facility during the summer of 1972. Discusses the value of this type of environmental survey for both the students and the community. (JR)

  12. University of Oregon Psychology 473/573

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    expertise in interpersonal relationships, interaction, and systems theory that qualifies a professional1 University of Oregon Psychology 473/573 Marital and Family Therapies Winter 2014 Class Location: Tuesday's, 1-3pm, Franklin Building, Room 208 (starting week two) Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) deals

  13. University of Oregon Psychology 473/573

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    . It is the specific expertise in interpersonal relationships, interaction, and systems theory that qualifies health services. Required Texts and Readings: Becvar R., & Becvar, D. (2009). Family therapy: A systemicUniversity of Oregon Psychology 473/573 Marital and Family Therapies Spring 2012 Class Location

  14. WOMEN'S CENTER EXTERNAL COORDINATOR OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    1 WOMEN'S CENTER EXTERNAL COORDINATOR OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT & POSITION DESCRIPTION 2013-2014 The OSU Women's Center serves to support and empower the OSU student for future educational and career aspirations and global engagement; in particular, the Women's Center caters

  15. Blackberry Cultivars for Oregon (EC 1617)

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This Extension publication gives an overview of the types of blackberries (trailing, including the blackberry/raspberry hybrids, semi-erect, erect, and primocane-fruiting) and the cultivars that might be grown in Oregon or elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest. The plant and fruit characteristics, yie...

  16. Oregon Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. Revised

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    US Department of Education, 2005

    2005-01-01

    This workbook, submitted by the State of Oregon to the U.S. Department of Education, is for State Grants under Title IX, Part C, Section 9302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110). By January 31, 2003, States must complete and submit to the Department this Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. The…

  17. Directory and Statistics of Oregon Libraries, 1989.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scheppke, Jim, Comp.; Vogt, Valerie, Comp.

    This report provides information for 1988-89 on libraries in Oregon. The first section, which presents information on 214 public libraries, includes a directory arranged by city of headquarters library; a map showing governance of public libraries; analysis of statistics including long-term trends, short-term trends, comparisons by county, and top…

  18. Department of Geosciences Oregon State University

    E-print Network

    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    -5506 T 541-737-1229 · F 541-737-1200 · E dawn@dusk.geo.orst.edu · http://dusk.geo.orst.edu December 14, 2006 Consensus Statement for Mapping the Oregon Territorial Seafloor (http://dusk.geo.orst.edu/3mile Heppell, OSU Fisheries & Wildlife Dan Cox, Harry Yeh, Solomon Yim, OSU Coastal and Ocean Engineering

  19. University of Oregon Department of Architecture

    E-print Network

    University of Oregon Department of Architecture Architecture & Interior Architecture " #12;Historically Innovative "" The School of Architecture and Allied Arts, founded in 1914, is one of the first to combine architecture, and interior architecture with other allied arts fields of study; and

  20. DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY University of Oregon

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    in psychology provides the background for a broad range of careers, including social services, education, law, there are several broad areas of investigation: cognitive psychology, biological psychology, social psychology1 DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY University of Oregon Undergraduate Handbook 2013-2014 1715 Franklin

  1. Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Point of Entry/Point of Use Adsorptive Media U.S. EPA Demonstration Project at Oregon Institute of Technology at Klamath Falls, OR - Final Performance Evaluation Report

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report documents the activities performed during and the results obtained from the arsenic removal treatment technology demonstration project at Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) at Klamath Falls, OR. The objectives of the project were to evaluate: (1) the effectiveness...

  2. Extirpation and reintroduction of fishers ( Martes pennanti) in Oregon: implications for their conservation in the Pacific states

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Keith B Aubry; Jeffrey C Lewis

    2003-01-01

    Prior to extensive European settlement, the fisher (Martes pennanti) occupied most coniferous forest habitats in Washington, Oregon, and California. Human activities since that time have resulted in the apparent extirpation of fishers throughout much of their historical range in the Pacific states. Fisher extirpations in California and Washington have been documented previously, but no comprehensive assessments of the distribution of

  3. Wind Control on Water Quality in Shallow, Hypereutrophic Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jacob Kann; Eugene B. Welch

    2005-01-01

    Large blooms of cyanobacteria, primarily Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, are linked to poor water quality in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon. High pH and high un-ionized ammonia concentrations are associated with the blooms when algae are actively growing, followed by low dissolved oxygen (DO) conditions when the blooms decline in mid- to late summer. Over a 12-year study period, algal biomass was strongly

  4. Oregon State University: Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Housed in the archives of Special Collections at Oregon State University's Valley Library, this website narrates the "details of the pursuit of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA." The story is told through the use of old photographs, video excerpts, audio clips, and more than 800 scanned documents. Linus Pauling (renowned chemist and winner of two Noble Prizes) is the central figure in the website's telling of the DNA story. The site contains three main sections: an illustrated narrative describing the primary actors and events involved in the discovery; a daily account of "Linus Pauling's personal and professional communications and activities for each day of the years 1952 and 1953"; and a collection of documents and other media that includes published papers, manuscripts, and more than 300 letters. The site also provides a Select Bibliography, a Chronological List of Documents, and links to other DNA-related sites.

  5. Eruptive history of South Sister, Oregon Cascades

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Fierstein, J.; Hildreth, W.; Calvert, A.T.

    2011-01-01

    South Sister is southernmost and highest of the Three Sisters, three geologically dissimilar stratovolcanoes that together form a spectacular 20km reach along the Cascade crest in Oregon. North Sister is a monotonously mafic edifice as old as middle Pleistocene, Middle Sister a basalt-andesite-dacite cone built between 48 and 14ka, and South Sister is a basalt-free edifice that alternated rhyolitic and intermediate modes from 50ka to 2ka (largely contemporaneous with Middle Sister). Detailed mapping, 330 chemical analyses, and 42 radioisotopic ages show that the oldest exposed South Sister lavas were initially rhyolitic ~50ka. By ~37ka, rhyolitic lava flows and domes (72-74% SiO2) began alternating with radially emplaced dacite (63-68% SiO2) and andesite (59-63% SiO2) lava flows. Construction of a broad cone of silicic andesite-dacite (61-64% SiO2) culminated ~30ka in a dominantly explosive sequence that began with crater-forming andesitic eruptions that left fragmental deposits at least 200m thick. This was followed at ~27ka by growth of a steeply dipping summit cone of agglutinate-dominated andesite (56-60.5% SiO2) and formation of a summit crater ~800m wide. This crater was soon filled and overtopped by a thick dacite lava flow and then by >150m of dacitic pyroclastic ejecta. Small-volume dacite lavas (63-67% SiO2) locally cap the pyroclastic pile. A final sheet of mafic agglutinate (54-56% SiO2) - the most mafic product of South Sister - erupted from and drapes the small (300-m-wide) present-day summit crater, ending a summit-building sequence that lasted until ~22ka. A 20kyr-long-hiatus was broken by rhyolite eruptions that produced (1) the Rock Mesa coulee, tephra, and satellite domelets (73.5% SiO2) and (2) the Devils Chain of ~20 domes and short coulees (72.3-72.8% SiO2) from N-S vent alignments on South Sister's flanks. The compositional reversal from mafic summit agglutinate to recent rhyolites epitomizes the frequently changing compositional modes of the South Sister locus throughout its lifetime. South Sister is part of a reach of the Cascades unusually active in the last 50kyr, characterized by high vent density, N-S vent alignments, and numerous eruptive units of true rhyolite (? 72% SiO2) that distinguishes it from much of the Quaternary Cascade arc; these are eruptive expressions of the complex confluence of arc and intraplate magmatic-tectonic regimes.

  6. Oregon State University College of Atmospheric Sciences

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Located in Corvallis, Oregon, COAS is advancing the frontiers of knowledge of the ocean, atmosphere, and Earth system. COAS research explores the edge-the interfaces between ocean and atmosphere, ocean and ice, land and sea, land and air, and deep ocean and seafloor. Site includes information on faculty, student, current research, admissions, and much more. Education section includes lesson plans and information on the regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition.

  7. Heterorhabditis marelatusn. sp. (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae) from Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jie Liu; Ralph E Berry

    1996-01-01

    A new species of the nematode genusHeterorhabditiswas found during a survey of soil entomopathogenic nematodes near Seaside, Oregon.Heterorhabditis marelatusn. sp. differs from other species ofHeterorhabditisby the length of infective juvenile and gubernaculum, and the shape of spicules, bursa, and genital papillae.Heterorhabditis marelatusn. sp. has distinct random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) fragments, with a minimal RAPD polymorphism frequency of 0.85 to

  8. Oregon task force on global warming

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-01-01

    The Oregon Task Force on Global Warming was created in late 1988. The task force is composed of 12 state agencies. It reviews current scientific knowledge and assess how global warming could affect the state, and reports on how the agencies propose to respond to the threat of global warming. This report summarizes the agencies' findings about potential impacts and the actions they intend to take.

  9. Geothermal research, Oregon Cascades: Final technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Priest, G.R.; Black, G.L.

    1988-10-27

    Previous USDOE-funded geothermal studies have produced an extensive temperature gradient and heat flow data base for the State of Oregon. One of the important features identified as a result of these studies is a rapid transition from heat flow values on the order of 40 mW/m/sup 2/ in the Willamette Valley and Western Cascades to values of greater than or equal to100 mW/m/sup 2/ in the High Cascades and the eastern portion of the Western Cascades. These data indicate that the Cascade Range in Oregon has potential as a major geothermal province and stimulated much of the later work completed by government agencies and private industry. Additional data generated as a result of this grant and published in DOGAMI Open-File Report 0-86-2 further define the location and magnitude of this transition zone. In addition, abundant data collected from the vicinity of Breitenbush and Austin Hot Springs have permitted the formulation of relatively detailed models of these hydrothermal systems. These models are published in DOGAMI Open-File Report 0-88-5. Task 1.2 of the Deliverables section of Amendment M001 is fulfilled by DOGAMI publication GMS-48, Geologic map of the McKenzie Bridge quadrangle, Lane County, Oregon. This map was printed in October, 1988, and is part of the final submission to USDOE. 8 refs.

  10. Tenure Related Position Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and Department of Biology

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    Tenure Related Position Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and Department of Biology University of Oregon The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (http://oimb.uoregon.edu) and the Department of Biology (Assistant Professor) position in marine biology based at OIMB in Charleston, Oregon. Individuals whose

  11. March 21, 2011 Issue No. 27 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    , the subcommittee may also consider a number of technical amendments. #12;SB 242 is supported by a broad coalition of interest: Coverage in the Oregonian Oregon University System Ways & Means Hearings Meanwhile, back in the Education Subcommittee of the Joint Ways & Means Committee, the Oregon University System operating budget

  12. 33 CFR 110.228 - Columbia River, Oregon and Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Columbia River, Oregon and Washington. 110.228...Anchorage Grounds § 110.228 Columbia River, Oregon and Washington. (a) Anchorage...Anchorage. The waters of the Columbia River bounded by a line connecting the...

  13. 33 CFR 110.228 - Columbia River, Oregon and Washington.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Columbia River, Oregon and Washington. 110.228...Anchorage Grounds § 110.228 Columbia River, Oregon and Washington. (a) Anchorage...Anchorage. The waters of the Columbia River bounded by a line connecting the...

  14. State of Oregon Plan for Interlibrary Cooperation. Phase I Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fry Consultants, Inc., Chicago, IL.

    The objective of this study was to provide the background necessary for a statewide system of interlibrary cooperation to be developed in a Phase II study. Interviews were held with nearly 70 individuals throughout the state and research was conducted to gather data on Oregon in general, on Oregon libraries, and on examples of interlibrary…

  15. Oregon State University Retention and Graduation Rate Report

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    Oregon State University Retention and Graduation Rate Report Cohort Classes: Fall Term 1994 ­ Fall-737-9600 March 31, 2011 #12;2 Oregon State University Retention and Graduation Rate Report Cohort Classes: Fall Term 1994 ­ Fall Term 2009 This retention and graduation rate document contains the following sections

  16. Academic Advising at Oregon State University Vision Statement

    E-print Network

    Tullos, Desiree

    Academic Advising at Oregon State University Vision Statement Oregon State University aspires to be recognized nationally for excellence in academic advising among land grant institutions. Mission Statement. Values Statement The values associated with OSU advising are closely aligned with the stated values

  17. Potential effects of climate change on Oregon crops

    EPA Science Inventory

    This talk will discuss: 1) potential changes in the Pacific Northwest climate with global climate change, 2) how climate change can affect crops, 3) the diversity of Oregon agriculture, 4) examples of potential response of Oregon crops ? especially dryland winter wheat, and 5) br...

  18. From Oregon Wine Research Institute Policy Board Top action items

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    Tullos, Desiree

    From Oregon Wine Research Institute Policy Board Top action items August 19, 2009 From the Board meeting 1. Send URL for Sonny's blog to Policy Board members. (Evans) 2. Communicate to wine industry through Ted Farthing (Oregon Wine Board) but with some kind of OSU OWRI visual identity. This is because

  19. Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association Eastern Oregon Irrigators Association

    E-print Network

    Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association Eastern Oregon Irrigators Association Northwest Irrigation Utilities Recommendation for Amendment to the Northwest Power Planning Council For the Columbia River Basin June15,2001 #12;2 Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association Eastern Oregon Irrigators

  20. Oregon American Indian Alaska Native Education State Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Castillo, Susan

    This state plan presents Oregon's 11 educational goals for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) education, which have been revised and detailed by the statewide Indian Education Council. The goals support the policy of the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the educational philosophy of the AI/AN community, and the Indian Student Bill of…

  1. Forest Grove High School, Forest Grove, Oregon. PLATO Evaluation Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sugar, William

    Forest Grove High School (FGHS) is a suburban school in Oregon that implemented an extensive remediation program to increase the mathematics scores of its learners taking the state-mandated competency examination, the Oregon Statewide Assessment Test (OSAT). Learners who failed at least two of the mathematics sections of the 1998 OSAT, taken when…

  2. The Whiz Kid: Terry Reese--Oregon State University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2005

    2005-01-01

    We should be grateful that Terry Reese had to work his way through college. As a work-study student, taught to do cartographic cataloging in the University, of Oregon's map library, he discovered the mental challenges libraries offered. Later he became Oregon State University (OSU)'s cataloger for networked resources and digital unit production…

  3. Oregon State University College of Forestry Administrative Memo No. 254

    E-print Network

    Tullos, Desiree

    of Forestry Open Access Policy Introduction ScholarsArchive@OSU is Oregon State University's digital service of the College, hundreds of faculty articles and technical reports, and the official publications of the Oregon support this college-wide open access policy: Beginning Fall Term 2011, we encourage our faculty to have

  4. Department of Botany and Plant Pathology Oregon State University, 2082 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2902

    E-print Network

    Grünwald, Niklaus J.

    Department of Botany and Plant Pathology Oregon State University, 2082 Cordley Hall, Corvallis Assistant Professor Plant-Microbe Interactions Oregon State University The Department of Botany in their advanced degree programs in Botany and Plant Pathology, Molecular and Cell Biology, or related programs

  5. Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Oregon Eects of UV-B Radiation on Anti-predator Behavior in Three

    E-print Network

    Blaustein, Andrew R.

    Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Oregon Eects of UV-B Radiation on Anti. Blaustein Kats, L. B., Kiesecker, J. M., Chivers, D. P. & Blaustein, A. R. 2000: Eects of UV-B radiation.kats@pepperdine.edu Introduction The eects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on amphibians have received a great deal of attention

  6. Radical State Legislation and School Restructuring: Oregon Educator's Reactions to the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Conley, David T.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Findings of a 1992 survey that examined Oregon educators' perceptions of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century, a law designed to bring about fundamental change and radical restructuring in public education, are presented in this journal article. Data were derived from questionnaires that were mailed to 2,140 teachers and 120…

  7. Student Health Services Oregon State University, 201 Plageman Building, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-8567

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    Tullos, Desiree

    -8567 Tel 541-737-9355 | Billing Fax 541-737-7914 | Medical Fax 541-737-9665 | http, Oregon 97331-8567 Tel 541-737-9355 | Billing Fax 541-737-7914 | Medical Fax 541-737-9665 | http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/ Request for Billing Statement Student Health Services (SHS) I authorize OSU SHS to release all billing

  8. Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture Collaborative Research Support Program Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-1641

    E-print Network

    Tullos, Desiree

    Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture Collaborative Research Support Program Oregon State University, Corvallis Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Auburn University, Alabama C.W. Wood Department of Agronomy and Soils Auburn University, Alabama Taworn Thunjai Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Auburn

  9. HELLS CANYON STUDY AREA, OREGON AND IDAHO.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Simmons, George C.; Close, Terry J.

    1984-01-01

    The Hells Canyon study area occupies nearly 950 sq mi along and near Hells Canyon of the Snake River in northeast Oregon and west-central Idaho. Geologic, geochemical, aeromagnetic, and mine and prospect investigations to determine the mineral-resource potential of the area were carried out. As a result, 42 sq mi or about 4 percent of the lands, in 21 separate areas, were classified as having probable or substantiated resource potential for base and precious metals, molybdenum, and tungsten. No energy resource potential was identified in this study.

  10. Estimating Flow-Duration and Low-Flow Frequency Statistics for Unregulated Streams in Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Risley, John; Stonewall, Adam J.; Haluska, Tana

    2008-01-01

    Flow statistical datasets, basin-characteristic datasets, and regression equations were developed to provide decision makers with surface-water information needed for activities such as water-quality regulation, water-rights adjudication, biological habitat assessment, infrastructure design, and water-supply planning and management. The flow statistics, which included annual and monthly period of record flow durations (5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, and 95th percent exceedances) and annual and monthly 7-day, 10-year (7Q10) and 7-day, 2-year (7Q2) low flows, were computed at 466 streamflow-gaging stations at sites with unregulated flow conditions throughout Oregon and adjacent areas of neighboring States. Regression equations, created from the flow statistics and basin characteristics of the stations, can be used to estimate flow statistics at ungaged stream sites in Oregon. The study area was divided into 10 regression modeling regions based on ecological, topographic, geologic, hydrologic, and climatic criteria. In total, 910 annual and monthly regression equations were created to predict the 7 flow statistics in the 10 regions. Equations to predict the five flow-duration exceedance percentages and the two low-flow frequency statistics were created with Ordinary Least Squares and Generalized Least Squares regression, respectively. The standard errors of estimate of the equations created to predict the 5th and 95th percent exceedances had medians of 42.4 and 64.4 percent, respectively. The standard errors of prediction of the equations created to predict the 7Q2 and 7Q10 low-flow statistics had medians of 51.7 and 61.2 percent, respectively. Standard errors for regression equations for sites in western Oregon were smaller than those in eastern Oregon partly because of a greater density of available streamflow-gaging stations in western Oregon than eastern Oregon. High-flow regression equations (such as the 5th and 10th percent exceedances) also generally were more accurate than the low-flow regression equations (such as the 95th percent exceedance and 7Q10 low-flow statistic). The regression equations predict unregulated flow conditions in Oregon. Flow estimates need to be adjusted if they are used at ungaged sites that are regulated by reservoirs or affected by water-supply and agricultural withdrawals if actual flow conditions are of interest. The regression equations are installed in the USGS StreamStats Web-based tool (http://water.usgs.gov/osw/streamstats/index.html, accessed July 16, 2008). StreamStats provides users with a set of annual and monthly flow-duration and low-flow frequency estimates for ungaged sites in Oregon in addition to the basin characteristics for the sites. Prediction intervals at the 90-percent confidence level also are automatically computed.

  11. 75 FR 21289 - Oregon Wave Energy Partners I, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing...

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    2010-04-23

    ...Project No. 12749-002] Oregon Wave Energy Partners I, LLC; Notice of Preliminary...2010. On March 2, 2010, Oregon Wave Energy Partners I, LLC filed an application...Charles F. Dunleavy, Oregon Wave Energy Partners I, LLC, 1590 Reed...

  12. 78 FR 36243 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and...

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    2013-06-17

    ...Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural...SUMMARY: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural...should submit a written request to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and...

  13. 1A Appendix A--Statewide Management Assessment of Invasive Species in Oregon APPENDIX A. OREGON STATEWIDE MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT OF INVASIVE SPECIES SURVEY

    E-print Network

    1A Appendix A--Statewide Management Assessment of Invasive Species in Oregon APPENDIX A. OREGON STATEWIDE MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT OF INVASIVE SPECIES SURVEY OISC Statewide Management Assessment of Invasive Species Thank you for your willingness to participate in this 21-question survey by the Oregon Invasive

  14. Quantitative Mineralogical Characterization of Oregon Erionite

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dogan, A.; Dogan, M.; Ballirano, P.

    2006-12-01

    Erionite has been classified as Group-I Human Carcinogen by the IARC Working Group. Fibrogenetic potential of erionite varies from low to high yield of mesothelioma. This may require quantitative characterization of physicochemical properties of erionite before any experimental design. The toxicity of the mineral is such that quantitative characterization of erionite is extremely important. Yet, often the erionite specimens were incompletely or incorrectly characterized throwing doubt on the results of the work. For example, none of the Turkish erionite published until recently had balance error (E%) less than 10%, and Mg cation of the type specimen of erionite-Ca from Maze, Niigita Prefecture, Japan is more than 0.8. In the present study, erionite sample near Rome, Oregon have been quantitatively characterized using powder x-ray diffraction, Reitveld refinement, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma - mass spectroscopy, and Massbauer spectroscopy. The cell parameters of the erionite-K from Oregon is computed as a=13.2217(2) Å and c=15.0671 Å; chemical composition of the erionite as major oxides, rare earth elements and other trace elements, are characterized quantitatively. Crystal chemistries of the erionite are computed based upon the quidelines of the IMAA zeolite report of 1997.

  15. Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project, Final Siting Report.

    SciTech Connect

    Watson, Montgomery

    1995-03-01

    This report presents the results of site analysis for the Bonneville Power Administration Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project. The purpose of this project is to provide engineering services for the siting and conceptual design of hatchery facilities for the Bonneville Power Administration. The hatchery project consists of artificial production facilities for salmon and steelhead to enhance production in three adjacent tributaries to the Columbia River in northeast Oregon: the Grande Ronde, Walla Walla, and Imnaha River drainage basins. Facilities identified in the master plan include adult capture and holding facilities; spawning incubation, and early rearing facilities; full-term rearing facilities; and direct release or acclimation facilities. The evaluation includes consideration of a main production facility for one or more of the basins or several smaller satellite production facilities to be located within major subbasins. The historic and current distribution of spring and fall chinook salmon and steelhead was summarized for the Columbia River tributaries. Current and future production and release objectives were reviewed. Among the three tributaries, forty seven sites were evaluated and compared to facility requirements for water and space. Site screening was conducted to identify the sites with the most potential for facility development. Alternative sites were selected for conceptual design of each facility type. A proposed program for adult holding facilities, final rearing/acclimation, and direct release facilities was developed.

  16. Oregon Wildlife Planning Coordination Project, October 1, 1998 to September 30, 1999 Annual Report.

    SciTech Connect

    Barnes, Susan P.

    1999-10-05

    The intent of the Oregon Wildlife Planning Coordination project is to fund Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff to facilitate wildlife mitigation coordination and planning between Oregon wildlife managers. The primary goal of ODFW wildlife mitigation planning/coordination staff is to foster, facilitate, and manage a statewide cooperative wildlife mitigation planning and implementation effort between the Oregon wildlife managers (the Oregon Wildlife Coalition or OWC) to mitigate for wildlife losses in Oregon caused by the development and operation of the hydropower system.

  17. Nekton-habitat associations in Yaquina Bay, Oregon - March 2008

    EPA Science Inventory

    We conducted a 3-year field study to determine the relative nekton usage of 4 intertidal habitats (eelgrass [Zostera marina], mud shrimp [Upogebia pugettensis], ghost shrimp [Neotrypaea californiensis], and unvegetated sand) in Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Nekton samples were collected u...

  18. ALTERNATIVE FUTURES FOR THE WILLAMETTE RIVER BASIN, OREGON

    EPA Science Inventory

    Alternative futures analysis is an assessment approach designed to inform community decisions regarding land and water use. We conducted an alternative futures analysis in the Willamette River Basin in western Oregon. Based on detailed input from local stakeholders, three alter...

  19. Willamette River Floodplain Restoration, Oregon Ecosystem Restoration Project

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    by re-grading the slopes of former gravel mine pits, connecting off-channel ponds to each other, including the ESA-listed Upper Willamette River Chinook salmon, bull trout and Oregon chub; add complexity

  20. University of Oregon: GPS-based Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV)

    SciTech Connect

    Vignola, F.; Andreas, A.

    2013-08-22

    A partnership with the University of Oregon and U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to collect Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) data to compliment existing resource assessment data collection by the university.

  1. Katherine Adams Oregon State University phone: (541) 737-2293

    E-print Network

    Kurapov, Alexander

    oxygen during summer (2009 ­ 2011). Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference (EPOC) 2012. K. Adams, J. Barth and currents on the centralOregon shelf. Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference (EPOC) 2011. K. Adams, J. Barth (OSU

  2. University of Oregon: GPS-based Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV)

    DOE Data Explorer

    Vignola, F.; Andreas, A.

    A partnership with the University of Oregon and U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to collect Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) data to compliment existing resource assessment data collection by the university.

  3. The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year

    E-print Network

    Taubman, Sarah

    In 2008, a group of uninsured low-income adults in Oregon was selected by lottery to be given the chance to apply for Medicaid. This lottery provides an opportunity to gauge the effects of expanding access to public health ...

  4. DOWNSTREAM MIGRATION OF SALMONID SMOLTS IN OREGON RIVERS AND ESTUARIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    Migratory fish passage is an important designated use for many Oregon estuaries. Acoustic transmitters were implanted in coho smolts in 2004 and 2006 to evaluate how estuarine habitat, and habitat loss, might affect population health. Acoustic receivers that identified individu...

  5. The Oregon Experiment — Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes

    E-print Network

    Baicker, Katherine

    Background: Despite the imminent expansion of Medicaid coverage for low-income adults, the effects of expanding coverage are unclear. The 2008 Medicaid expansion in Oregon based on lottery drawings from a waiting list ...

  6. Comparison of Nutrient Drivers and Response Metrics in Oregon Estuaries

    EPA Science Inventory

    With the goal of assessing sensitivity to nutrient enrichment, we present a cross-estuary comparison of nutrient sources, levels, and biological responses (phytoplankton and macroalgae) for thirteen Oregon estuaries. Nitrogen levels in the upstream portions of the estuaries are ...

  7. CONTROLS ON WATER CHEMISTRY OF AN OREGON COAST RANGE STREAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    Numerous factors may control losses of dissolved nutrients from forested basins in the Oregon Coast Range. Potentially important factors include forest composition, stand age, forest management, grazing, agriculture, sewage inputs and bedrock types, as well as others perhaps not...

  8. Psychoactive Drugs (Psy 383) Spring Term, 2013; University of Oregon

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    Psychoactive Drugs (Psy 383) Spring Term, 2013; University of Oregon hours: By Appointment Only (via email) The Textbook: Erich Goode, Drugs in American Society (8th ed.) McGraw Hill Pub. Welcome to Psychoactive Drugs

  9. Oregon Trail Mushrooms geothermal loan guaranty application, Malheur County, Oregon: Environmental assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-05-01

    The action assessed is the guaranty of a loan by the Geothermal Loan Guaranty Office of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to finance the construction and operation of a mushroom-growing facility that will use geothermal (hot) water for process and space heat. The project consists of two separate facilities: a growing facility located just outside of the eastern limit of the city of Vale, Oregon (Malheur County, Oregon) and a composting facility located about 6.4 km (4 miles) southwest of the city limits (also in Malheur County, Oregon). Five test wells have been drilled into the geothermal resource at the growing site. Either well No. 4 or well No. 5 will serve as a production well. All geothermal fluids will be reinjected into the geothermal aquifer, so either well No. 3 will be used for this purpose, wells Nos. 1 and 2 will be deepened, or a new well will be drilled on the site. A cold-water well will be drilled at the growing site, and another will be drilled at the composting site. The environmental effects of the proposed project are not expected to be significant.

  10. R. V. Lindgren, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Oregon Institute of Technology, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. R. L. Bertini,

    E-print Network

    Bertini, Robert L.

    R. V. Lindgren, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Oregon Institute of Technology, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. R. L. Bertini, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering activations and to characterize reproducible features related to their formation, dis- charge, and dissipation

  11. Final Technical Report on DOE Awards DE-FG03 94ER61918, DE-FG06 94ER61918 to Oregon Health Sciences University, September 15, 1994 - September 29, 1999

    SciTech Connect

    Krages, Kathryn Pyle

    1999-11-23

    This report describes the activities conducted with DOE funds at Oregon Health Sciences University between 9/15/94 and 9/29/99. The activities fall into four major categories: Information Technology, Information Services and Support, Medical Informatics and Outcomes Research, and collaboration with other institutions. The focus of these activities was to implement and maintain a regional healthcare information network.

  12. Survey for Viruses of Grapevine in Oregon and Washington

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. R. Martin; K. C. Eastwell; A. Wagner; S. Lamprecht; I. E. Tzanetakis

    2005-01-01

    Martin, R. R., Eastwell, K. C., Wagner, A., Lamprecht, S., and Tzanetakis, I. E. 2005. Survey for viruses of grapevine in Oregon and Washington. Plant Dis. 89:763-766. Grapevines (Vitis spp.) in Washington and Oregon were surveyed for the prevalence of key grapevine viruses. Samples collected from 1,522 vines in Washington were tested for Rupestris stem pitting associated virus (RSPaV), Grapevine

  13. Geologic map of the Bend 30- x 60-minute quadrangle, central Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Sherrod, David R.; Taylor, Edward M.; Ferns, Mark L.; Scott, William E.; Conrey, Richard M.; Smith, Gary A.

    2004-01-01

    This map presents the stratigraphic and structural setting of volcanic and sedimentary strata deposited during the past 35 million years across 4,430 km2 in central Oregon. Snowfall in the Cascade Range (west part of map area) recharges important aquifers in the Deschutes basin (central part of map). The area includes the majestic peaks of the Three Sisters volcanoes, where continued eruptions of basalt and rhyolite in the past 3,000 years indicate an ongoing volcanic hazard. The Sisters fault zone, with several potentially active faults, traverses the map from southeast to northwest.

  14. Digital Data for Volcano Hazards at Newberry Volcano, Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Schilling, S.P.; Doelger, S.; Sherrod, D.R.; Mastin, L.G.; Scott, W.E.

    2008-01-01

    Newberry volcano is a broad shield volcano located in central Oregon, the product of thousands of eruptions, beginning about 600,000 years ago. At least 25 vents on the flanks and summit have been active during the past 10,000 years. The most recent eruption 1,300 years ago produced the Big Obsidian Flow. Thus, the volcano's long history and recent activity indicate that Newberry will erupt in the future. Newberry Crater, a volcanic depression or caldera has been the focus of Newberry's volcanic activity for at least the past 10,000 years. Newberry National Volcanic Monument, which is managed by the U.S. Forest Service, includes the caldera and extends to the Deschutes River. Newberry volcano is quiet. Local earthquake activity (seismicity) has been trifling throughout historic time. Subterranean heat is still present, as indicated by hot springs in the caldera and high temperatures encountered during exploratory drilling for geothermal energy. The report USGS Open-File Report 97-513 (Sherrod and others, 1997) describes the kinds of hazardous geologic events that might occur in the future at Newberry volcano. A hazard-zonation map is included to show the areas that will most likely be affected by renewed eruptions. When Newberry volcano becomes restless, the eruptive scenarios described herein can inform planners, emergency response personnel, and citizens about the kinds and sizes of events to expect. The geographic information system (GIS) volcano hazard data layers used to produce the Newberry volcano hazard map in USGS Open-File Report 97-513 are included in this data set. Scientists at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory created a GIS data layer to depict zones subject to the effects of an explosive pyroclastic eruption (tephra fallout, pyroclastic flows, and ballistics), lava flows, volcanic gasses, and lahars/floods in Paulina Creek. A separate GIS data layer depicts drill holes on the flanks of Newberry Volcano that were used to estimate the probability of coverage by future lava flows.

  15. Geology of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Oregon, USA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Donnelly-Nolan, J. M.; Jensen, R. A.; Robinson, J. E.

    2014-12-01

    Volcanic geology is the dominant theme at Newberry National Volcanic Monument in central Oregon. Established almost 25 years ago, the NNVM (like the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument) is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The monument encompasses some 90 square miles in Deschutes National Forest of the 1200-sq-mi Newberry Volcano, including the 4x5 mi scenic central caldera and the volcano's youngest lava flow, the 1300-yr-old Big Obsidian Flow. The seismically-monitored Newberry Volcano is considered by the USGS to be a very high threat volcano, with the potential to impact adjacent populations in Bend, Sunriver, and LaPine and damage infrastructure including highways, railroads, and power lines. Unspectacular from a distance, the broad shield shape of Newberry Volcano hides the abundance and youthfulness of volcanic activity. Included in NNVM are 7-ka basalt to andesite lavas of the Northwest Rift Zone (NWRZ) that erupted from spatter and cinder cones over a N-S distance of 20 miles and temporarily blocked the flow of the adjacent Deschutes River. These well-exposed lavas are post-Mazama in age, having erupted after a blanket of ash and pumice was deposited on the volcano when Mt. Mazama erupted at 7.7 ka to form Crater Lake. Images from lidar data obtained in 2011 clearly display the post-Mazama lavas, which not only are unmantled by the tephra, but also lack the thick forest that has grown in the tephra further obscuring many of the youthful volcanic features across this massive rear-arc Cascades volcano. NNVM features interpretive trails at the Big Obsidian Flow in the caldera and at Lava Cast Forest and Lava Butte flow along the NWRZ. Also within the monument are two of the premier drivable viewpoints in Oregon, on Lava Butte and at the 7984-ft top of Paulina Peak on the rim of the caldera. On a clear day, views from Paulina Peak encompass much of the High Cascades, extending from Mt. Shasta in California to Mt. Adams in Washington.

  16. Clean Energy Works Oregon Final Technical Report

    SciTech Connect

    Jacob, Andria [City of Portland] [City of Portland; Cyr, Shirley [Clean Energy Works] [Clean Energy Works

    2013-12-31

    In April 2010, the City of Portland received a $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. This award was appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), passed by President Obama in 2009. DOE’s program became known as the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The BBNP grant objectives directed the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) as the primary grantee to expand the BPS-led pilot program, Clean Energy Works Portland, into Clean Energy Works Oregon (CEWO), with the mission to deliver thousands of home energy retrofits, create jobs, save energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.The Final Technical Report explores the successes and lessons learned from the first 3 years of program implementation.

  17. Mount Hood Wilderness and adjacent areas, Oregon

    SciTech Connect

    Keith, T.E.C.; Causey, J.D.

    1984-01-01

    A mineral survey of the Mount Hood Wilderness, Oregon, was conducted in 1980. Geochemical data indicate two areas of substantiated mineral-resource potential containing weak epithermal mineralization: an area on the north side of Zigzag Mountain, where vein-type lead-zinc-silver deposits occur and an area on the south side of Zigzag Mountain, where the upper part of a quartz diorite pluton has propylitic alteration associated with mineralization of copper, gold, silver, lead, and zinc in discontinuous veins. Geothermal-resource potential for low- to intermediate-temperature (less than 248/sup 0/F) hot-water systems in the wilderness is probable in three areas. Part of the wilderness is classified as a Known Geothermal Resource Area (KGRA), which is considered to have probable geothermal-resource potential, and two parts of the wilderness have been included in geothermal lease areas.

  18. 75 FR 74697 - Central Oregon Irrigation District; Notice of Competing Preliminary Permit Application Accepted...

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    2010-12-01

    ...Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13858-000] Central Oregon Irrigation District; Notice of Competing Preliminary Permit Application...November 22, 2010. On October 6, 2010, Central Oregon Irrigation District filed an application for a preliminary permit,...

  19. 78 FR 42945 - Public Water Supply Supervision Program; Program Revision for the State of Oregon

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    2013-07-18

    ...of Oregon has revised its approved State Public Water Supply Supervision Primacy Program. Oregon has...Disinfection Byproducts Rule; Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; Ground Water Rule; and Lead and Copper Short-Term...

  20. 78 FR 20073 - Adequacy of Oregon's Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program

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    2013-04-03

    ...FRL-9796-7] Adequacy of Oregon's Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program AGENCY...State of Oregon's approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Program. On March 22...permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states....

  1. 78 FR 20035 - Adequacy of Oregon Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program

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    2013-04-03

    ...FRL-9796-6] Adequacy of Oregon Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit Program AGENCY...State of Oregon's approved Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF) permit program...Permits to be issued to certain municipal solid waste landfills by approved states....

  2. A new subspecies of Chamaea fasciata (Wrentit) from Oregon (Aves: Timaliinae)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Browning, M. Ralph

    1992-01-01

    Geographic variation in plumage color of Chamaea fasciata (Wrentit) from northern California and southern Oregon is related to climate. A new subspecies, Chamaea fasciata margra, is described from a disjunct population of southern interior Oregon. Colonization of C. fasciata in interior Oregon was perhaps from birds crossing coniferous forests via isolated balds of Ceonothus. Recent increases of Wrentits in interior Oregon may be in response to habitat alterations (deforestation, fires) and concurrent global warming.

  3. LEGALIZED PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE IN OREGON — THE FIRST YEAR'S EXPERIENCE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    ARTHUR E. CHIN; KATRINA HEDBERG; GRANT K. HIGGINSON; DAVID W. FLEMING

    2010-01-01

    Background and Methods On October 27, 1997, Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide. We col- lected data on all terminally ill Oregon residents who received prescriptions for lethal medications under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and who died in 1998. The data were obtained from physicians' reports, death certificates, and interviews with physicians. We compared persons who took lethal medications pre-

  4. USING METEOROLOGICAL RADAR TO LINK LANDSLIDES AND RAINFALL IN THE OREGON COAST RANGE

    E-print Network

    Roering, Joshua J.

    USING METEOROLOGICAL RADAR TO LINK LANDSLIDES AND RAINFALL IN THE OREGON COAST RANGE by AMANDA JANE #12;ii "Using Meteorological Radar to Link Landslides and Rainfall in the Oregon Coast Range METEOROLOGICAL RADAR TO LINK LANDSLIDES AND RAINFALL IN THE OREGON COAST RANGE Approved

  5. Department of Veteran Resources Oregon State University, B102C Kerr Administration Bldg, Corvallis, OR 97331

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    Department of Veteran Resources Oregon State University, B102C Kerr Administration Bldg, Corvallis, OR 97331 T 541-737-7662 | F 541-737-8123 | http://oregonstate.edu/veterans March 13, 2013 To: Student Veterans Community Oregon State University From: Gus L. Bedwell Veteran Resources Coordinator Oregon State

  6. Changes in Riparian Vegetation Buffers in Response to Development in Three Oregon Cities1

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. A. Yeakley; C. P. Ozawa; A. M. Hook

    2006-01-01

    Riparian vegetation buffer loss was investigated for three cities with contrasting local regulatory controls in urbanizing northwest Oregon. The cities examined were Hillsboro, Oregon City and Portland, all having experienced high rates of population increase in the 1990s. All cities are covered under Oregon's land use law that provides goals for the protection of open space and natural resources. On

  7. 77 FR 66830 - LNG Development Company, LLC and Oregon Pipeline Company; Northwest Pipeline GP; Notice of...

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    2012-11-07

    ...PF12-18-000; Docket No. PF12-20-000] LNG Development Company, LLC and Oregon Pipeline...Extension of Comment Period for the Oregon LNG Export and Washington Expansion Projects...process and comment period for the Oregon LNG Export Project proposed by LNG...

  8. Standards Guidelines. Safety in Oregon Schools. OAR 581-22-706.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

    This document contains guidelines that help Oregon schools meet the components of Oregon Administrative Rule 581-22-706, Emergency Plans and Safety Programs. The standard mandates that Oregon schools shall maintain a comprehensive safety program for all employees and students. School districts may alter the guidelines provided in this guidebook to…

  9. Oregon AgrAbility: Supporting advancement and sustainability through program development

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brandon Johnson; Stefanie Fendrick; Jill Peacock

    2011-01-01

    AgrAbility is a program for farmers and ranchers who have experienced injury or illness to continue their lifestyles of agriculture production. Since 2008, representatives from Oregon State University (OSU), Pacific University (Pacific), Goodwill Industries International, Inc. (Goodwill), Access Technologies, Inc. (ATI) and Oregon State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS) have met regularly to develop and implement the Oregon AgrAbility

  10. Preparing Oregon State University to Meet the Research Challenges of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Final Scientific/Technical Report

    SciTech Connect

    Steven R. Reese

    2008-10-08

    The OSU Radiation Center requested $100,000 under the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership University Readiness program to provide for graduate student support, reactor equipment upgrades, and irradiation support. A portion of the funds requested were used to support the graduate education of a graduate student for a period of one year. The remaining funds were utilized to enhance the irradiation facilities of the Oregon State TRIGA® Reactor as well as to offset the costs of irradiations for initial investigations where grant funding is not available. The focus of this effort was to create an environment that would enhance facilities and equipment at Oregon State University which emphasize GNEP related themes, specifically material science analytical capabilities for the next generation of nuclear reactors. These enhancements included development of a prompt gamma neutron activation analysis analytical capability, digital reactor data logging, electronic dosimetry for researchers, replacement of sample grapples, and irradiation/analytical services.

  11. Statistical summaries of streamflow data in Oregon; Volume 1, Eastern Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Friday, John; Miller, S.J.

    1984-01-01

    Statistical summaries of streamflow data at 335 streamgaging sites are presented in this two volume report to aid in appraising the hydrology of river basins in Oregon. Records for 31 gaging stations were compiled into separate periods owing to changes in regulation during the period of data collection. The periods before and after regulation are presented for comparison. A brief station description is given describing the physical and operational features for each gaging station. Following the station description are tables of monthly and annual flow statistics, flood frequency data, low-flow and high-flow frequency data, and flow-duration information. (USGS)

  12. Oregon Low-Temperature-Resource Assessment Program. Final technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Priest, G.R.; Black, G.L.; Woller, N.M.

    1981-01-01

    Numerous low-temperature hydrothermal systems are available for exploitation throughout the Cascades and eastern Oregon. All of these areas have heat flow significantly higher than crustal averages and many thermal aquifers. In northeastern Oregon, low temperature geothermal resources are controlled by regional stratigraphic aquifers of the Columbia River Basalt Group at shallow depths and possibly by faults at greater depths. In southeastern Oregon most hydrothermal systems are of higher temperature than those of northeastern Oregon and are controlled by high-angle fault zones and layered volcanic aquifers. The Cascades have very high heat flow but few large population centers. Direct use potential in the Cascades is therefore limited, except possibly in the cities of Oakridge and Ashland, where load may be great enough to stimulate development. Absence of large population centers also inhibits initial low temperature geothermal development in eastern Oregon. It may be that uses for the abundant low temperature geothermal resources of the state will have to be found which do not require large nearby population centers. One promising use is generation of electricity from freon-based biphase electrical generators. These generators will be installed on wells at Vale and Lakeview in the summer of 1982 to evaluate their potential use on geothermal waters with temperatures as low as 80/sup 0/C (176/sup 0/F).

  13. Impacts of multispecies parasitism on juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Oregon

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    Ferguson, Jayde A.; Romer, Jeremy; Sifneos, Jean C.; Madsen, Lisa; Schreck, Carl B.; Glynn, Michael; Kent, Michael L.

    2011-01-01

    We are studying the impacts of parasites on threatened stocks of Oregon coastal coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). In our previous studies, we have found high infections of digeneans and myxozoans in coho salmon parr from the lower main stem of West Fork Smith River (WFSR), Oregon. In contrast parr from tributaries of this river, and outmigrating smolts, harbor considerably less parasites. Thus, we have hypothesized that heavy parasite burdens in parr from this river are associated with poor overwintering survival. The objective of the current study was to ascertain the possible effects these parasites have on smolt fitness. We captured parr from the lower main stem and tributaries of WFSR and held them in the laboratory to evaluate performance endpoints of smolts with varying degrees of infection by three digeneans (Nanophyetus salmincola, Apophallus sp., and neascus) and one myxozoan (Myxobolus insidiosus). The parameters we assessed were weight, fork length, growth, swimming stamina, and gill Na+,K+-ATPase activity. We repeated our study on the subsequent year class and with hatchery reared coho salmon experimentally infected with N. salmincola. The most significant associations between parasites and these performance or fitness endpoints were observed in the heavily infected groups from both years. We found that all parasite species, except neascus, were negatively associated with fish fitness. This was corroborated for N. salmincola causing reduced growth with our experimental infection study. Parasites were most negatively associated with growth and size, and these parameters likely influenced the secondary findings with swimming stamina and ATPase activity levels.

  14. The effects of carbon tax on the Oregon economy and state greenhouse gas emissions

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    Rice, A. L.; Butenhoff, C. L.; Renfro, J.; Liu, J.

    2014-12-01

    Of the numerous mechanisms to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions on statewide, regional or national scales in the United States, a tax on carbon is perhaps one of the simplest. By taxing emissions directly, the costs of carbon emissions are incorporated into decision-making processes of market actors including consumers, energy suppliers and policy makers. A carbon tax also internalizes the social costs of climate impacts. In structuring carbon tax revenues to reduce corporate and personal income taxes, the negative incentives created by distortionary income taxes can be reduced or offset entirely. In 2008, the first carbon tax in North America across economic sectors was implemented in British Columbia through such a revenue-neutral program. In this work, we investigate the economic and environmental effects of a carbon tax in the state of Oregon with the goal of informing the state legislature, stakeholders and the public. The study investigates 70 different economic sectors in the Oregon economy and six geographical regions of the state. The economic model is built upon the Carbon Tax Analysis Model (C-TAM) to provide price changes in fuel with data from: the Energy Information Agency National Energy Modeling System (EIA-NEMS) Pacific Region Module which provides Oregon-specific energy forecasts; and fuel price increases imposed at different carbon fees based on fuel-specific carbon content and current and projected regional-specific electricity fuel mixes. CTAM output is incorporated into the Regional Economic Model (REMI) which is used to dynamically forecast economic impacts by region and industry sector including: economic output, employment, wages, fiscal effects and equity. Based on changes in economic output and fuel demand, we further project changes in greenhouse gas emissions resulting from economic activity and calculate revenue generated through a carbon fee. Here, we present results of this modeling effort under different scenarios of carbon fee and avenues for revenue repatriation.

  15. Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences - Impact of the IDES Program in Oregon

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    de Silva, S. L.; Guerrero, E. F.; Duncan, R. A.; de Silva, L. L.; Eriksson, S. C.

    2014-12-01

    The NSF-OEDG funded Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences (IDES) program hosted at Oregon State University targets undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and diverse ethnicity to engage in research. Partnering with local community colleges, non-traditional students are the hallmark of this program. The IDES program has several components to support the students in the transition from community college to the four-year universities of Oregon State University and Portland State University. Over the four years, the program has adapted while adhering to its primary goals: (1) to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who prepare for and pursue careers in Earth Science research and education, and (2) to strengthen the understanding of Earth Sciences and their relevance to society among broad and diverse segments of the population. Now in its final year under an extension, 53 participants have participated in the program. An ongoing external evaluation of the program reveals that the various stakeholders consider IDES very successful. Participant surveys and interviews document several impacts: expanded opportunities, making professional contacts, building self-confidence, enhanced ability to be employable, and personal acknowledgement. Research mentors and administrators from partner institutions see positive impacts on the students and on their organizations. Challenges include better communication between the IDES program, mentors, and students. IDES is poised to move forward with its current experiences and successes as a foundation for further funding. IDES-like activities can be funded from private sources and it is a good fit for funding from Research Experiences for Undergraduates at NSF. The new emphasis on education and research at community colleges is an exciting opportunity and Oregon State University has already used aspects of the IDES program in current grant proposals to obtain funds for more undergraduate research.

  16. Electrical structure of Newberry Volcano, Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Fitterman, D.V.; Stanley, W.D.; Bisdorf, R.J.

    1988-01-01

    From the interpretation of magnetotelluric, transient electromagnetic, and Schlumberger resistivity soundings, the electrical structure of Newberry Volcano in central Oregon is found to consist of four units. From the surface downward, the geoelectrical units are 1) very resistive, young, unaltered volcanic rock, (2) a conductive layer of older volcanic material composed of altered tuffs, 3) a thick resistive layer thought to be in part intrusive rocks, and 4) a lower-crustal conductor. This model is similar to the regional geoelectrical structure found throughout the Cascade Range. Inside the caldera, the conductive second layer corresponds to the steep temperature gradient and alteration minerals observed in the USGS Newberry 2 test-hole. Drill hole information on the south and north flanks of the volcano (test holes GEO N-1 and GEO N-3, respectively) indicates that outside the caldera the conductor is due to alteration minerals (primarily smectite) and not high-temperature pore fluids. On the flanks of Newberry the conductor is generally deeper than inside the caldera, and it deepens with distance from the summit. A notable exception to this pattern is seen just west of the caldera rim, where the conductive zone is shallower than at other flank locations. The volcano sits atop a rise in the resistive layer, interpreted to be due to intrusive rocks. -from Authors

  17. Gravity model studies of Newberry Volcano, Oregon

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    Gettings, M.E.; Griscom, A.

    1988-09-10

    Newberry, Volcano, a large Quaternary volcano located about 60 km east of the axis of the High Cascades volcanoes in central Oregon, has a coincident positive residual gravity anomaly of about 12 mGals. Model calculations of the gravity anomaly field suggest that the volcano is underlain by an intrusive complex of mafic composition of about 20-km diameter and 2-km thickness, at depths above 4 km below sea level. However, uplifted basement in a northwest trending ridge may form part of the underlying excess mass, thus reducing the volume of the subvolcanic intrusive. A ring dike of mafic composition is inferred to intrude to near-surface levels along the caldera ring fractures, and low-density fill of the caldera floor probably has a thickness of 0.7--0.9 km. The gravity anomaly attributable to the volcano is reduced to the east across a north-northwest trending gravity anomaly gradient through Newberry caldera and suggests that normal, perhaps extensional, faulting has occurred subsequent to caldera formation and may have controlled the location of some late-stage basaltic and rhyolitic eruptions. Significant amounts of felsic intrusive material may exist above the mafic intrusive zone but cannot be resolved by the gravity data.

  18. GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION OF NEWBERRY VOLCANO, OREGON

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    Waibel, Albert F [Columbia Geoscience; Frone, Zachary S [Southern Methodist University; Blackwell, David D [Southern Methodist University

    2014-12-01

    Davenport Newberry (Davenport) has completed 8 years of exploration for geothermal energy on Newberry Volcano in central Oregon. Two deep exploration test wells were drilled by Davenport on the west flank of the volcano, one intersected a hydrothermal system; the other intersected isolated fractures with no hydrothermal interconnection. Both holes have bottom-hole temperatures near or above 315°C (600°F). Subsequent to deep test drilling an expanded exploration and evaluation program was initiated. These efforts have included reprocessing existing data, executing multiple geological, geophysical, geochemical programs, deep exploration test well drilling and shallow well drilling. The efforts over the last three years have been made possible through a DOE Innovative Exploration Technology (IET) Grant 109, designed to facilitate innovative geothermal exploration techniques. The combined results of the last 8 years have led to a better understanding of the history and complexity of Newberry Volcano and improved the design and interpretation of geophysical exploration techniques with regard to blind geothermal resources in volcanic terrain.

  19. Oregon's medicaid transformation?--?observations on organizational structure and strategy.

    PubMed

    Chang, Anna Marie; Cohen, Deborah J; McCarty, Dennis; Rieckmann, Traci; McConnell, K John

    2015-02-01

    In the Point article, Steven W. Howard et al. argue that the Oregon Health Authority's coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are different from traditional Medicaid managed care organizations in ways designed to improve care coordination and transparency, incorporate greater collaborative governance and community accountability, and reform payment and delivery of care. Although the Point article notes specific challenges to implementing reforms, this Counterpoint article identifies the progress and successes of Oregon's CCOs in each of the aforementioned areas on the basis of empirical research, which suggests that CCOs appear to be viable innovations. PMID:25480851

  20. Integration of high-resolution seismic and aeromagnetic data for earthquake hazards evaluations: An example from the Willamette Valley, Oregon

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    Liberty, L.M.; Trehu, A.M.; Blakely, R.J.; Dougherty, M.E.

    1999-01-01

    Aeromagnetic and high-resolution seismic reflection data were integrated to place constraints on the history of seismic activity and to determine the continuity of the possibly active, yet largely concealed Mount Angel fault in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Recent seismic activity possibly related to the 20-km-long fault includes a swarm of small earthquakes near Woodburn in 1990 and the magnitude 5.6 Scotts Mills earthquake in 1993. Newly acquired aeromagnetic data show several large northwest-trending anomalies, including one associated with the Mount Angel fault. The magnetic signature indicates that the fault may actually extend 70 km across the Willamette Valley to join the Newberg and Gales Creek faults in the Oregon Coast Range. We collected 24-fold high-resolution seismic reflection data along two transects near Woodburn, Oregon, to image the offset of the Miocene-age Columbia River Basalts (CRB) and overlying sediments at and northwest of the known mapped extent of the Mount Angel fault. The seismic data show a 100-200-m offset in the CRB reflector at depths from 300 to 700 m. Folded or offset sediments appear above the CRB with decreasing amplitude to depths as shallow as were imaged (approximately 40 m). Modeling experiments based on the magnetic data indicate, however, that the anomaly associated with the Mount Angel fault is not caused solely by an offset of the CRB and overlying sediments. Underlying magnetic sources, which we presume to be volcanic rocks of the Siletz terrane, must have vertical offsets of at least 500 m to fit the observed data. We conclude that the Mount Angel fault appears to have been active since Eocene age and that the Gales Creek, Newberg, and Mount Angel faults should be considered a single potentially active fault system. This fault, as well as other parallel northwest-trending faults in the Willamette Valley, should be considered as risks for future potentially damaging earthquakes.

  1. A tunnel runs through it: an inside view of the Tualatin Mountains, Oregon

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    Walsh, Ken; Peterson, Gary L.; Beeson, Marvin H.; Wells, Ray E.; Fleck, Robert J.; Evarts, Russell C.; Duvall, Alison; Blakely, Richard J.; Burns, Scott

    2011-01-01

    The Tualatin Mountains form a northwest-striking ridge about 350 m high that separates Portland, Oregon, from the cities of the Tualatin Valley to the west. Known informally as the Portland Hills, the ridge is a late Cenozoic anticline, bounded by reverse faults that dip toward the anticlinal axis. The anticline is a broad, open fold consisting chiefly of Miocene Columbia River Basalt Group, with remnants of Miocene-Pliocene Troutdale Formation and Pleistocene basalt of the Boring Volcanic Field on the flanks of the anticline. Anticlinal structures similar to the Tualatin Mountains are characteristic of the northern Willamette Valley, where the structures accommodate margin-parallel shortening of the Cascadia fore arc. Global Positioning System (GPS) results indicate that the shortening is due to the northward motion of Oregon at several millimeters per year with respect to stable North America. Some of the uplifts may contain active faults, but the structures are poorly exposed and are overlain by thick Pleistocene loess and Missoula flood deposits. Between 1993 and 1998, construction of the 3-mile-long (4500-m-long) TriMet MAX Light Rail tunnel through the Tualatin Mountains provided an unusual opportunity to investigate the geological structure and history of the Tualatin Mountains. This report is a collaborative effort among the tunnel geologists and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to document the geologic story and quantify late Cenozoic and Quaternary deformation rates of the Tualatin Mountains.

  2. Long-term surveillance plan for the Collins Ranch Disposal Site, Lakeview, Oregon. Revision 2

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-12-01

    This long-term surveillance plan (LTSP) for the Lakeview, Oregon, Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project disposal site describes the surveillance activities for the Lakeview (Collins Ranch) disposal cell, which will be referred to as the Collins Ranch disposal cell throughout this document. The US Department of Energy (DOE) will carry out these activities to ensure that the disposal cell continues to function as designed. This final LTSP was prepared as a requirement for acceptance under the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) general license for custody and long-term care of residual radioactive materials. This LTSP documents whether the land and interests are owned by the United States or an Indian tribe, and details how the long-term care of the disposal site will be carried out. It is based on the DOE`s Guidance for Implementing the UMTRA Project Long-term Surveillance Program (DOE, 1992a).

  3. Long-term surveillance plan for the Collins Ranch disposal site, Lakeview, Oregon

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-08-01

    This long-term surveillance plan (LTSP) for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project Collins Ranch disposal site, Lakeview, Oregon, describes the surveillance activities for the disposal cell. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will carry out these activities to ensure that the disposal cell continues to function as designed. This final LTSP was prepared as a requirement for acceptance under the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) general license for custody and long-term care of residual radioactive materials. This LTSP documents whether the land and interests are owned by the United States and details how long-term care of the disposal site will be carried out. It is based on the DOE`s Guidance for Implementing the UMTRA Project Long-term Surveillance Program (DOE, 1992a).

  4. Investigating the Processes of Crust Formation and Intraplate Continental Volcanism in the High Lava Plains, Oregon

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carlson, R. W.; James, D. E.; Fouch, M. J.; Grove, T. L.; Hart, W. K.; Grunder, A. L.; Duncan, R. A.; Keller, G. R.; Harder, S. H.; Kincaid, C. R.

    2006-12-01

    East of the southern Cascades is an area of voluminous Late-Cenozoic volcanism built on an immature crustal section accreted to North America in the Mesozoic. With the exception of the Snake River Plain, the High Lava Plains (HLP) of eastern Oregon has been the most volcanically active area in the western United States in the late Cenozoic. Through much of this area, the oldest exposed basement is early Miocene intermediate composition volcanic rocks. Beginning at approximately 16.5 Ma, the HLP was blanketed with flood basalts from both the Steens and Columbia River eruptive centers. The flood basalt era was followed by a time- progressive migration of large silicic centers beginning near the Oregon-Nevada-Idaho borders and extending to the present day activity at Newberry volcano. Quaternary basaltic volcanism is scattered along this whole trend, making the HLP more of a hot-line than a hot-spot. A variety of mechanisms have been proposed to explain this activity including: outflow of the Yellowstone plume-head, back-arc spreading, lithosphere delamination, Basin and Range extension, and asthenospheric inflow around the northward migrating edge of the subducting Juan de Fuca plate. These models make distinct predictions about the flow patterns and temperature structure of the shallow mantle underlying this area, but geophysical information capable of discriminating these models is sparse to absent. To remedy this situation and better define the causes of the voluminous volcanism in this area, the HLP project, funded by the NSF Continental Dynamics program, has initiated a multi-level broadband and active-source seismic study combined with field geology, geochemistry, petrology, geochronology and 3D geodynamic modeling of an area reaching from the southern Cascades across eastern Oregon into Idaho and northernmost Nevada. The seismic part of the project employs very dense station spacing that will provide high-resolution images of the crust and upper 100 km of the mantle, where USArray has only poor resolution. The geochemistry and petrology of the HLP volcanic rocks suggest that most of the magmatism originates in this shallow portion of the mantle and has substantially added to and modified the thin crust of the HLP.

  5. Wave Power Demonstration Project at Reedsport, Oregon

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    Mekhiche, Mike [Principal Investigator] [Principal Investigator; Downie, Bruce [Project Manager] [Project Manager

    2013-10-21

    Ocean wave power can be a significant source of large?scale, renewable energy for the US electrical grid. The Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) conservatively estimated that 20% of all US electricity could be generated by wave energy. Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT), with funding from private sources and the US Navy, developed the PowerBuoy? to generate renewable energy from the readily available power in ocean waves. OPT's PowerBuoy converts the energy in ocean waves to electricity using the rise and fall of waves to move the buoy up and down (mechanical stroking) which drives an electric generator. This electricity is then conditioned and transmitted ashore as high?voltage power via underwater cable. OPT's wave power generation system includes sophisticated techniques to automatically tune the system for efficient conversion of random wave energy into low cost green electricity, for disconnecting the system in large waves for hardware safety and protection, and for automatically restoring operation when wave conditions normalize. As the first utility scale wave power project in the US, the Wave Power Demonstration Project at Reedsport, OR, will consist of 10 PowerBuoys located 2.5 miles off the coast. This U.S. Department of Energy Grant funding along with funding from PNGC Power, an Oregon?based electric power cooperative, was utilized for the design completion, fabrication, assembly and factory testing of the first PowerBuoy for the Reedsport project. At this time, the design and fabrication of this first PowerBuoy and factory testing of the power take?off subsystem are complete; additionally the power take?off subsystem has been successfully integrated into the spar.

  6. Nitrate variability along the Oregon coast: Estuarine coastal exchange

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. C. Sigleo; C. W. Mordy; P. Stabeno; W. E. Frick

    2005-01-01

    Coastal upwelling along the Eastern Pacific provides a major source of nutrients to nearby bays and estuaries during the summer months. To quantify the coastal ocean nitrogen input to Yaquina Bay, Oregon, nitrate concentrations were measured hourly from a moored sensor during summer upwelling in August 2000 outside the jetties to the estuary. Nitrate concentrations associated with coastal upwelling were

  7. Nitrate variability along the Oregon coast: Estuarine–coastal exchange

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. C. Sigleo; C. W. Mordy; P. Stabeno; W. E. Frick

    2005-01-01

    Coastal upwelling along the Eastern Pacific provides a major source of nutrients to nearby bays and estuaries during the summer months. To quantify the coastal ocean nitrogen input to Yaquina Bay, Oregon, nitrate concentrations were measured hourly from a moored sensor during summer upwelling in August 2000 outside the jetties to the estuary. Nitrate concentrations associated with coastal upwelling were

  8. Crimes Reported at Oregon State University for Calendar Year 2008

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    Escher, Christine

    Crimes Reported at Oregon State University for Calendar Year 2008 Total Crimes Reported for: OSU that, due to a clerical error, the crime statistics reported for Year 2007 were not comprehensive when originally published in the 2008 Annual Security Report. The University has since revised the 2007 crime

  9. Crimes Reported at Oregon State University for Calendar Year 2007

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    Escher, Christine

    Crimes Reported at Oregon State University for Calendar Year 2007 Total Crimes Reported for: OSU that, due to a clerical error, the crime statistics reported for Year 2007 were not comprehensive when Campus Non-Campus Public Property Totals All Reporting Agencies* 2005 2006 2007 2007 2005 2006 2007 2005

  10. Oregon State University Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m.

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    of Earth processes. Offered for 1 credit as GEO 407 (CRN 28265) or GEO 507 (CRN 21785). Learn more at dusk of Forest Science Oregon State University Games Get Serious: Computer Games for Visualization and More Jan Digital Media UC-Santa Barbara Multi-domain Geovisualization of News Stories Mar 6 Randy Keller School

  11. Geochemical examination of obsidians from Newberry Caldera, Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard A. Laidley; David S. McKay

    1971-01-01

    Five obsidian flows located in Newberry Caldera, Oregon, were systematically sampled, and the samples have been chemically analyzed to examine the homogeneity in a single large flow and to study chemical differences among the flows. The largest flow, the Big Obsidian Flow, is highly homogeneous chemically. The five flows are very similar in composition, indicating a common source. Small chemical

  12. PSY 433; Page 1 Summer 2012 University of Oregon

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    the number over and over while walking towards the phone ­ is this learning and memory? A patientPSY 433; Page 1 Summer 2012 University of Oregon Learning and Memory Psychology 433 Instructor is of particular relevance to this course in that while we already may have an idea about what learning and memory

  13. Psychology 433; Page 1 Summer 2009 University of Oregon

    E-print Network

    Lockery, Shawn

    and recites the number over and over while walking towards the phone ­ is this learning and memory? A patientPsychology 433; Page 1 Summer 2009 University of Oregon Learning and Memory Psychology 433 learning and memory is, when we attempt to define these processes we come to find that they span a great

  14. Evaluation: Oregon State Migrant Education Program 1968-1969.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Minkler, Elton D.

    The document consists of the results of evaluation of the Oregon State Plan for Migrant Education for the year 1968-69. As noted, the program served 3,600 migrant students in 18 regular school terms and 13 summer programs. The institutional staff serving these children comprised 215 teachers, 139 teacher aides, and 14 school-home counselors.…

  15. December 6, 2011 Issue No. 37 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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    Escher, Christine

    -55) for all other government functions. The CR expires December 16. Congress is expected to pass an omnibusDecember 6, 2011 Issue No. 37 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Government Relations Update Jock Mills.sinner@oregonstate.edu 503.891.3332 Heather Bené, Government Relations Associate heather.bene@oregonstate.edu 541

  16. Economic Impacts of Geothermal Development in Deschutes County, Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alex Sifford; Kasi Beale

    1991-01-01

    This study provides local economic impact estimates for a 100 megawatt (MW) geothermal power project in Oregon. The hypothetical project would be Deschutes County. Bonneville Power Administration commissioned this study to quantify such impacts as part of regional confirmation work recommended by the Northwest Power Planning Council and its advisors. Deschutes County was chosen as it has both identified resources

  17. Economic Impacts of Geothermal Development in Harney County, Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alex Sifford; Kasi Beale

    1991-01-01

    This study provides local economic impact estimates for a 100 megawatt (MW) geothermal power project in Oregon. The hypothetical project would be in Harney Count. Bonneville Power Administration commissioned this study to quantify such impacts as part of regional confirmation work recommended by the Northwest Power Planning Council and its advisors. Harney County was chosen as it has both identified

  18. 2012 FALL TERM AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY

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    Oregon, University of

    2012 FALL TERM AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY September 24 - December 7, 2012 www.uoregon.edu/~oimb The university's marine biology station at Charleston is an ideal location for the study of marine systems. Many students majoring in marine biology, biology, general science, and environmental science. Field trips

  19. 2013 FALL TERM AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY

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    Oregon, University of

    2013 FALL TERM AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY September 30 - December 13, 2013 www.uoregon.edu/~oimb The university's marine biology station at Charleston is an ideal location for the study of marine systems. Many students majoring in marine biology, biology, general science, and environmental science. Field trips

  20. 2010 Pest Management Guide for Wine Grapes in Oregon

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This is a pest management guide developed for use by vineyard managers in Oregon. This guide represents some of the best recommendations for chemicals, formulations, and usage rates of products that are intended to prevent, manage and control vineyard diseases, insects, weeds, and vertebrate pests. ...

  1. Archaeological Evidence for a Former Bay at Seaside, Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas J. Connolly

    1995-01-01

    Cultural shell middens, a common feature of coastal landscapes, preserve a record of past human use of coastal resources and often provide important paleoenvironmental information. Molluscan remains from two shell midden sites, located 0.7 km from the modern Pacific coast at Seaside, Oregon, suggest the former presence of a small sheltered bay at this locality. The modern sand beaches in

  2. Guide to the Geology of the Owyhee Region of Oregon.

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    Kittleman, Laurence R.

    In this bulletin a detailed description of a geologic region in Oregon is presented with numerous illustrations, both plates and schematic diagrams. Maps of the region as well as maps of various excursions are included in the booklet. A geologic-time unit table is presented covering the Cenozoic Era. Three excursions with included side-trips are…

  3. Summer 2014 University of Oregon PSY 436 Human Performance

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    Lockery, Shawn

    .D., Hollands, J.G., Banbury, S., & Parasuraman, R. (2013). Engineering Psychology and Human Performance (4th eda Summer 2014 University of Oregon PSY 436 Human Performance CRN: 47749 (4 credits) MTWR 12 of information within the nervous system, and applications of performance principles to human- machine systems

  4. Hood River Subbasin Plan Lower Oregon Columbia Gorge

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    Hood River Subbasin Plan Including Lower Oregon Columbia Gorge Tributaries May 28, 2004 Submitted to the Northwest Power and Conservation Planning Council Writer/editor Holly Coccoli Hood River Soil and Water...........................................................................3 3. HOOD RIVER SUBBASIN ASSESSMENT............................................7 Subbasin Overview

  5. Wyoming big sagebrush associations of eastern Oregon; vegetation attributes

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This report provides a synopsis of several vegetative characteristics for the Wyoming big sagebrush complex in eastern Oregon covering the High Desert , Snake River, and Owyhee Ecological Provinces in Harney, Lake, and Malheur Counties. The complex has been grouped into six associations defined by t...

  6. University of Oregon Health Center Notice of Privacy Practices

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    Cina, Jeff

    information in a hospital directory If you arenotable to tell usyour preference, for example ;tyouUniversity of Oregon Health Center Notice of Privacy Practices Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can

  7. Septicemic Pasteurellosis in Free-ranging Neonatal Pronghorn in Oregon

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    Mike R. Dunbar; Mark J. Wolcott; Richard B. Rimler; Brenda M. Berlowski

    2000-01-01

    As part of a study to determine the cause(s) of population decline and low survival of pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) neonates on Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (HMNAR), Oregon (USA), 55 of 104 neonates captured during May 1996 and 1997 were nec- ropsied (n 28, 1996; n 27, 1997) to deter- mine cause of death. Necropsies were con- ducted on fawns

  8. Fire history of a naturally fragmented landscape in central Oregon

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    Arabas, Karen

    and the surrounding forest, and the role of spatial and environmental variables in fire occurrence. Tree-ring analysisFire history of a naturally fragmented landscape in central Oregon Karen B. Arabas, Keith S. Hadley, and Evan R. Larson Abstract: We examined the fire history of 11 forest isolates surrounded by lava flows

  9. SURVEY FOR VIRUSES OF GRAPEVINE IN OREGON AND WASHINGTON

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Grapevines in Washington and Oregon were surveyed for the prevalence of key grapevine viruses. Samples collected from 1522 vines in Washington were tested for Rupestris stem pitting associated virus (RSPaV), Grapevine fanleaf virus (GFLV), Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV), Tomato ringspot virus (ToRSV), ...

  10. 76 FR 19118 - Oregon; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2011-04-06

    ...Stafford Act''), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Oregon resulting from a tsunami wave surge on March 11, 2011, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the...

  11. Detection of Myxobolus (Myxosoma) cerebralis in Salmonid Fishes in Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. V. Lorz; A. Amandi; C. R. Banner; J. S. Rohovec

    1989-01-01

    Myxobolus (Myxosoma) cerebralis, the etiological agent of whirling disease, was detected in salmonid fish populations in northeastern Oregon. This is the first record of M. cerebralis in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. During an epizootiological survey for the parasite, two methods for spore detection were compared, and an efficient procedure for determining M. cerebralis infection in adult fish was

  12. Investigating Sand on the Coast of Oregon and Washington.

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    Komar, Paul D.

    2002-01-01

    Describes factors affecting sand composition and distribution along coastlines. Uses variations in sand types along the Oregon coast to illustrate the influences of sand grain density, wave action, and headlands on sand movements. Describes the seasonal movement of sand across beaches. (DLH)

  13. PRESSURE AND VACUUM SEWER DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, BEND, OREGON

    EPA Science Inventory

    A pressure sewer system collecting domestic septic tank effluent and a vacuum system collecting raw domestic sewage were constructed in the City of Bend, Oregon. Each of the systems collected sewage from eleven houses and discharged into existing gravity sewer mains. Groups of on...

  14. Evaluation of Blue Bike-Lane Treatment in Portland, Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William W. Hunter; David L. Harkey; J. Richard Stewart; Mia L. Birk

    2000-01-01

    Many European cities use colored markings at bicycle-motor vehicle crossings to reduce conflicts. To determine whether such colored mark- ings help improve safety at American bicycle-motor vehicle crossings, the city of Portland, Oregon, studied the use of blue pavement markings and a novel signage system to delineate selected conflict areas. The Uni- versity of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center

  15. Women's Center INTERNAL COORDINATOR OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY PRIDE CENTER

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    Escher, Christine

    1 Women's Center INTERNAL COORDINATOR OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY PRIDE CENTER TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT & POSITION DESCRIPTION 2013-2014 The OSU Women's Center serves to support and empower the OSU student for future educational and career aspirations and global engagement; in particular, the Women's Center caters

  16. Teacher Needs and Researcher Responses--The Oregon Experience.

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    Wallace, James M.

    During the past 10 years, a partnership between researchers and practitioners in educational research has developed in Oregon. In 1965 the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission was established. Since then, the commission has carried out research and influenced the development of various aspects of teacher education, certification, and related…

  17. Cross-Cultural Psychiatric Residency Training: The Oregon Experience

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    Boehnlein, James K.; Leung, Paul K.; Kinzie, John David

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this article is to describe the goals and structure of cross-cultural psychiatric training at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). This training in core knowledge, skills, and attitudes of cultural psychiatry over the past three decades has included medical students, residents, and fellows, along with allied…

  18. Contemporary pollen distribution in coastal California and Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Linda E. Heusser

    1983-01-01

    Modern pollen data (394 samples from 98 sites) from north coastal California and eastern Oregon show differences in pollen percentages among the major vegetation regions sampled. Isopoll (contours of pollen percentages) maps for 12 pollen types show the influence of vegetational and non?vegetational factors in patterns of pollen distribution. Regional patterns correlate between Sequoia sempervirens pollen and coastal redwood forest,

  19. SITE CHARACTERIZATION USING BIRD SPECIES COMPOSITION IN EASTERN OREGON, USA

    EPA Science Inventory

    We conducted riparian bird surveys at 25 randomly selected stream reaches in the John Day River Basin of eastern Oregon as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). At each reach along a kilometer-length transect, ...

  20. The Role of Earth Science in Oregon's Tsunami Preparedness (Invited)

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    G. R. Priest

    2009-01-01

    Earth science played a critical role in understanding the scope of Oregon's tsunami hazard. When in the early 1990's earth scientists communicated to stakeholders the seriousness of the threat posed by local Cascadia subduction zone tsunamis, tsunami preparedness began to rise in priority at all levels of government. Hard field evidence in the form of prehistoric tsunami deposits was a

  1. MARKHAM RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY -Hatfield Marine Science Center

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    study emphasis is marine biology, particularly marine mammals. `11 Recipient Rebecca Hamner WildlifeMARKHAM RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM Agenda OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Hatfield Marine Science Center June, Hatfield Marine Science Center PRESENTATION OF 2012 AWARD WINNERS and REPORTS BY PREVIOUS YEAR RECIPIENTS 9

  2. 2013 SPRING TERM AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY

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    Oregon, University of

    2013 SPRING TERM AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY April 1 - June 14, 2013 http://www.uoregon.edu/~oimb The University's marine biology station at Charleston is an ideal location for the study of marine systems. Many students majoring in marine biology, biology, general science, environmental science, and environmental

  3. MARKHAM RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY -Hatfield Marine Science Center

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    interns, and to students whose major study emphasis is marine biology, particularly marine mammals. `12MARKHAM RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM Agenda OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Hatfield Marine Science Center June Director, Hatfield Marine Science Center PRESENTATION OF 2013 AWARD WINNERS and REPORTS BY PREVIOUS YEAR

  4. 2014 SPRING TERM AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY

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    2014 SPRING TERM AT THE OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY March 31 - June 13, 2014 http://www.uoregon.edu/~oimb The University's marine biology station at Charleston is an ideal location for the study of marine systems. Many students majoring in marine biology, biology, general science, environmental science, and environmental

  5. Oregon Office of Community College Services: Profile, 1987-88.

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    Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Office of Community Coll. Services.

    A profile is provided of the 16 Oregon community colleges and their services for the academic year 1987-88. First, a directory is presented of the address, phone number, and chief administrative officer of each college. The next section focuses on the colleges' students, providing numerous tables on full-time equivalent students (FTE) by program…

  6. Oregon State University Licensed as of 07/2008

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    Escher, Christine

    -365-5900 (Ext. 17) Crown Prince 7730 South 6th Street Oak Creek, WI 53154 Ms. Linda Gerlach Phone 414's Specialties 32744 Gilmore Rd Scappoose, OR 97056 Ms. Donna Espelien Phone 503-543-2519 1 #12;Licensees Oregon

  7. Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases at Oregon Health & Science University

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases Oregon Health & Science University 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road Mailcode OP.ohsu.edu Summer 2014 Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road Mailcode OP09 that have bridged the deficit in funding for research projects, purchased lab supplies and office equipment

  8. Energy-Efficient Schools: Three Case Studies from Oregon.

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    2003

    This document presents case studies of three schools or districts in Oregon that have implemented steps to promote energy efficiency. Steps taken by the schools include daylighting, energy audits, special energy loans, new ventilation design, and sustainable building practices. The facilities described are Ash Creek Intermediate School in…

  9. Growth management and housing prices: the case of Portland, Oregon

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    JUSTIN PHILLIPS; EBAN GOODSTEIN

    2000-01-01

    Portland, Oregon, is well known for its relatively unique urban growth boundary (UGB), a very tight form of zoning designed to control sprawl. The UGB has recently been criticized for raising housing prices. From a theoretical perspective, the UGB will put upward pressure on land and thus housing prices, but the magnitude of this effect is uncertain. Increasing density should

  10. Numerous rockfish species inhabit the waters off California, Oregon, and

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    stock assessment models (Livingston, 1985; Livingston and Jurado-Molina, 2000). During the unusual) David B. Sampson Email address for contact author: Yongwoo.Lee@dfw.wa.gov Coastal Oregon Marine of change in biomass of some zooplankton species reported from zooplankton studies in the north- ern

  11. Needs Assessment of International Students at Eastern Oregon State College.

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    Eid, Mamoud Taha; Jordan-Domschot, Theresa

    The purpose of the research project was to assess the needs, satisfaction, and concerns of international students attending Eastern Oregon State College. The international student population consisted of students from Micronesia, Netherlands, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, Japan, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Canada, Nigeria, China,…

  12. August 29, 2011 Issue No. 35 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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    Escher, Christine

    for the Oregon University System ­ remains to be determined. Legislators have on hand $446 million in reserves in the second year of the biennium. · In effect, Friday's forecast wipes out all of the $147 million in cash that the legislature has on hand. And it eats up about a sixth ($50 million) of the $300 million the legislature

  13. Hydrology of spring-dominated streams in the Oregon Cascades

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    Michael Manga

    1996-01-01

    Spring-dominated streams in the Oregon Cascades are often characterized by nearly constant discharge and by peak flows that occur in late summer or fall, several months after the annual snowmelt. A model is presented that can account for the temporal variations of discharge and the delay between snowmelt and the period of peak streamflow. Springs are assumed to be fed

  14. ACT Profile Report: State. Graduating Class 2012. Oregon

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    ACT, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    This report provides information about the performance of Oregon's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the…

  15. NITRATE VARIABILITY ALONG THE OREGON COAST: ESTUARINE-COASTAL EXCHANGE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Coastal upwelling along the Eastern Pacific provides a major source of nutrients to nearby bays and estuaries during the summer months. To quantify the coastal ocean nitrogen input to Yaquina Bay, Oregon, nitrate concentrations were measured hourly from a moored sensor during sum...

  16. Oregon Health & Science University Technology Transfer and Business Development

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    Oregon Health & Science University Technology Transfer and Business Development Annual Report 2011 Business Development 6 Impacting Global Health - Drs. David and Deborah Lewinsohn Technology Transfer 7 System OHSU is reinventing technology transfer. Over the years the office has evolved from "Tech Transfer

  17. WATER QUALITY: WESTERN FISH TOXICOLOGY STATION AND WESTERN OREGON RIVERS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Seasonal variation in water quality was compared for the Western Fish Toxicology Station (WFTS), Corvallis, OR, the adjacent Willamette River and approximately 40 major western Oregon rivers from 1972 through 1974. Water temperature patterns of the Willamette River and the WFTS w...

  18. Distribution of cattle grazing in a northeastern Oregon riparian pasture

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    Livestock grazing of a northeastern Oregon riparian pasture was monitored using high-frequency GPS tracking of cattle and high-resolution aerial photography. Tracking collars recorded positions, velocity, date, and time at 1-sec intervals. Areas where animals rested and moved were identified and re...

  19. Psychoactive Drugs (Psy 383) Fall Term, 2012; University of Oregon

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    Lockery, Shawn

    Psychoactive Drugs (Psy 383) Fall Term, 2012; University of Oregon The Instructor: Dr. Peter Sparks McKensie Hall (MCK; Map) The Textbook: C. Hart and C. Ksir Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (14th ed.) McGraw Hill Pub. Welcome to Psychoactive Drugs! This course is meant to be an introduction

  20. Psychoactive Drugs (Psy 383) Fall Term, 2011; University of Oregon

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    Lockery, Shawn

    Psychoactive Drugs (Psy 383) Fall Term, 2011; University of Oregon The Instructor: Dr. Peter Sparks Willamette Hall The Textbook: C. Hart and C. Ksir Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (14th ed.) McGraw Hill Pub. Welcome to Psychoactive Drugs! This course is meant to be an introduction to biological

  1. World Pyrus Collection at USDA Germplasm in Corvallis, Oregon

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    In 1980 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), established a genebank, the National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) in Corvallis, Oregon. This facility is devoted to conservation of temperate fruit and nut crops. A globally diverse collection of Pyrus germ...

  2. University of Oregon, Fall 2012 Psychology 302: STATISTICAL METHODS

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    Lockery, Shawn

    University of Oregon, Fall 2012 Psychology 302: STATISTICAL METHODS 142 Straub Hall, MonWed 14 of this course?) Welcome to Psychology 302. Statistical methods are a crucial part of research in many sciences research methods, and about more advanced statistical methods. 3. Ability to identify the appropriate

  3. The Advantages of Multiple Parallelizations in Cornbinatorial Search* ^Computer Science Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3202; and ^.ComputerScience Department,

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    Scott, Michael L.

    in Parallel Processing administered by the Institute for Advanced Com- puter Studies, University of MarylandThe Advantages of Multiple Parallelizations in Cornbinatorial Search* ^Computer Science Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3202; and ^.ComputerScience Department, University

  4. Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences (IDES) - An Oregon Effort

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    de Silva, S. L.; Duncan, R. A.; Wright, D. J.; de Silva, L.; Guerrero, E. F.

    2011-12-01

    The IDES (Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences) Program is the first partnership of its kind in the state of Oregon targeted at broadening participation in the Earth Science enterprise. Funded by the National Science Foundation Opportunities to Enhance Diversity in the Geosciences program (NSF-OEDG), this partnership involves community colleges, a research university with major strengths in Earth Science research and education and an institutionalized commitment to enhancing diversity, state and federal agencies, centers of informal education, and the Oregon Space Grant Consortium, IDES has two integrated goals: 1) to increase the number of students from under-represented groups who pursue careers in Earth Science research and education, and 2) to strengthen the understanding of Earth Sciences and their relevance to society among broad and diverse segments of the population. Built around the best practices of tiered mentoring, interactive student cohort, research and education internships, and financial support, this 4-year program recruits 10 to 12 students (mainly rising juniors) each year from science majors at Oregon State University and five Oregon community colleges. The program is reaching its goals by: a) training participants in the application of geospatial to Earth Science problems of personal relevance b) immersing participants in a two-year mentored research project that involves summer internships with academic units, state and federal agencies, and centers for informal education in Oregon. c) exposing, educating, and involving participants in the breadth of Earth Science careers through contact with Earth Science professionals through mentors, a professional internship, and a learning community that includes a speaker series. d) instilling an understanding of context and relevance of the Earth Science Enterprise to the participants, their families, their communities, and the general public. We report on the first two years of this program during which 20 participants have been involved and significant feedback has been received.

  5. COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE Office of the Dean Oregon State University, 200 Magruder Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-4802

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    Escher, Christine

    COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE Office of the Dean Oregon State University, 200 Magruder Hall in comparative Veterinary Medicine would be rolled into this MPH-DVM program, or if an alternate MS program requirements for colleges of veterinary medicine. Therefore, further budget cuts cannot be addressed

  6. The Oregon Conference Monograph 1995. Volume 7. [Proceedings of a Conference (Eugene, Oregon, February 2-4, 1995).

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    Deffenbaugh, Abe, Ed.; And Others

    This monograph presents 23 papers presented at a 1995 Oregon conference which focused on students in trouble due to disabilities or context problems. Paper titles and authors are: "Identifying Students Who Have Learning Disabilities" (Barbara D. Bateman and David J. Chard); "ADHD: A Teachers' Guide" (Rosalyn A. Templeton); "Knowledge about the…

  7. Preliminary Geologic Map of Newberry Volcano, Oregon

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Donnelly-Nolan, J. M.; Ramsey, D. W.; Jensen, R. A.; Champion, D. E.; Calvert, A. T.

    2010-12-01

    The late Pleistocene and Holocene rear-arc Newberry Volcano is located in central Oregon east of the Cascades arc axis. Total area covered by the broad, shield-shaped edifice and its accompanying lava field is about 3,200 square kilometers, encompassing all or part of 38 U.S.G.S. 1:24,000-scale quadrangles. Distance from the northernmost extent of lava flows to the southernmost is about 115 km; east-west maximum width is less than 50 km. A printed version of the preliminary map at its intended publication scale of 1:50,000 is 8 ft high by 4 ft wide. More than 200 units have been identified so far, each typically consisting of the lava flow(s) and accompanying vent(s) that represent single eruptive episodes, some of which extend 10’s of kilometers across the edifice. Vents are commonly aligned north-northwest to north-northeast, reflecting a strong regional tectonic influence. The largest individual units on the map are basaltic, some extending nearly 50 km to the north through the cities of Bend and Redmond from vents low on the northern flank of the volcano. The oldest and most distal of the basalts is dated at about 350 ka. Silicic lava flows and domes are confined to the main edifice of the volcano; the youngest rhyolite flows are found within Newberry Caldera, including the rhyolitic Big Obsidian Flow, the youngest flow at Newberry Volcano (~1,300 yr B.P.). The oldest known rhyolite dome is dated at about 400 ka. Andesite units (those with silica contents between 57% and 63%) are the least common, with only 13 recognized to date. The present 6.5 by 8 km caldera formed about 75 ka with the eruption of compositionally-zoned rhyolite to basaltic andesite ash-flow tuff. Older widespread silicic ash-flow tuffs imply previous caldera collapses. Approximately 20 eruptions have occurred at Newberry since ice melted off the volcano in latest Pleistocene time. The mapping is being digitally compiled as a spatial geodatabase in ArcGIS. Within the geodatabase, feature classes have been created representing geologic lines (contacts, faults, lava tubes, etc.), geologic unit polygons, and volcanic vent location points. The geodatabase can be queried to determine the spatial distributions of different rock types, geologic units, and other geologic and geomorphic features. Map colors are being used to indicate compositions. Some map patterns have been added to distinguish the youngest lavas and the ash-flow tuffs. Geodatabase information can be used to better understand the evolution, growth, and potential hazards of the volcano.

  8. 30 CFR 937.816 - Performance standards-surface mining activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Performance standards-surface mining activities. 937.816 Section 937.816 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT... PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE OREGON...

  9. 30 CFR 937.817 - Performance standards-underground mining activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Performance standards-underground mining activities. 937.817 Section 937.817 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT... PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE OREGON...

  10. Reconnaissance of chemical and biological quality in the Owyhee River from the Oregon State line to the Owyhee Reservoir, Oregon, 2001–02

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hardy, Mark A.; Maret, Terry R.; George, David L.

    2004-01-01

    The Owyhee River drains an extremely rugged and sparsely populated landscape in northern Nevada, southwestern Idaho, and eastern Oregon. Most of the segment between the Oregon State line and Lake Owyhee is part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and few water-quality data exist for evaluating environmental impacts. As a result, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, assessed this river segment to characterize chemical and biological quality of the river, identify where designated beneficial uses are met and where changes in stream quality occur, and provide data needed to address activities related to environmental impact assessments and Total Maximum Daily Loads. Water-quality issues identified at one or more sites were water temperature, suspended sediment, dissolved oxygen, pH, nutrients, trace elements, fecal bacteria, benthic invertebrate communities, and periphyton communities. Generally, summer water temperatures routinely exceeded Oregon's maximum 7-day average criteria of 17.8 degrees Celsius. The presence of few coldwater taxa in benthic invertebrate communities supports this observation. Suspended-sediment concentrations during summer base flow were less than 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L). Dissolved solids concentrations ranged from 46 to 222 mg/L, were highest during base flow, and tended to increase in a downstream direction. Chemical compositions of water samples indicated that large proportions of upland-derived water extend to the lower reaches of the study area during spring runoff. Dissolved fluoride and arsenic concentrations were highest during base flow and may be a result of geothermal springs discharging to the river. No dissolved selenium was detected. Upstream from the Rome area, spring runoff concentrations of suspended sediment ranged from 0 to 52 mg/L, and all except at the Three Forks site were typically below 20 mg/L. Stream-bottom materials from the North Fork Owyhee River, an area with no mines, were enriched with nine trace elements, which indicates that this basin may be a natural source of these elements. Near Rome, the part of the study area not included in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, land-use impacts resulted in elevated populations of Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli) during base flow and elevated concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus during spring runoff. Sites in this area had the highest numbers of benthic invertebrates; the fewest Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera taxa; and the highest Hilsenhoff Biotic Index scores. These results suggest degraded stream quality. Periphyton communities at sites in this area approached nuisance levels and could cause significant dissolved oxygen depletions and pH values that exceed Oregon's recommended criteria. Stream-bottom materials from Jordan Creek were enriched with mercury and manganese, which probably were ultimately caused by past mining in that basin. Below Crooked Creek, elevated suspended sediment concentrations (142 mg/L), phosphorus concentrations (0.23 mg/L), and E. coli populations (370 most probable number per 100 milliliters) during the largest spring runoff event could be the result of inputs at the lower end of Jordan Valley and (or) inputs from Crooked Creek. The New Zealand Mud Snail, a highly competitive gastropod introduced to the Snake River in the 1980s, was collected just downstream from the Crooked Creek confluence.

  11. Geologic map of the Krumbo Reservoir Quadrangle, Harney County, Southeastern Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Johnson, Jenda A.

    1994-01-01

    The Krumbo Reservoir 7.5-minute quadrangle encompasses parts of the Blitzen Valley and northwestern flank of Steens Mountain in the Basin and Range physiographic province of southeastern Oregon (fig. 1). The entire map area is underlain by a bimodal assemblage of middle and upper Miocene olivine basalt flows and rhyolite ash-flow tuffs (figs. 2 and 3). This assemblage is characteristic of volcanic rocks in the northern Basin and Range province and is thought to result from Cascade Range back-arc volcanic activity (Hart and Carlson, 1987). Locally derived Quaternary alluvium blankets part of the area. Faulting associated with Basin and Range extension has created the north-trending Blitzen Valley. In contrast, west-northwest-striking faults are parallel to and probably related to the Brothers fault zone, a northwest-trending zone of closely spaced, discontinuous fractures (Walker, 1969c; Lawrence, 1976).

  12. 75 FR 68350 - Oregon Trail Wind Park, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes...

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    ...Commission [Docket No. ER11-1885-000] Oregon Trail Wind Park, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based...notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Oregon Trail Wind Park, LLC's application for market-based rate...

  13. 78 FR 43827 - Irish Potatoes Grown in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties, California, and in All Counties in Oregon...

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    ...Siskiyou Counties, California, and in All Counties in Oregon, Except Malheur County...Siskiyou Counties, California, and in all counties in Oregon, except Malheur County...at: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments submitted in response to this...

  14. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon John Day Basin Office : Watershed Restoration Projects : 2003 Annual Report.

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    Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. John Day Basin Office.

    2004-02-27

    The John Day is the nation's second longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States and the longest containing entirely unsupplemented runs of anadromous fish. Located in eastern Oregon, the basin drains over 8,000 square miles, Oregon's fourth largest drainage basin, and incorporates portions of eleven counties. Originating in the Strawberry Mountains near Prairie City, the John Day River flows 284 miles in a northwesterly direction, entering the Columbia River approximately four miles upstream of the John Day dam. With wild runs of spring Chinook salmon and summer steelhead, westslope cutthroat, and redband and bull trout, the John Day system is truly a basin with national significance. The majority of the John Day basin was ceded to the Federal government in 1855 by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes). In 1997, the Tribes established an office in the basin to coordinate restoration projects, monitoring, planning and other watershed activities on private and public lands. Once established, the John Day Basin Office (JDBO) formed a partnership with the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District (GSWCD), which contracts the majority of the construction implementation activities for these projects from the JDBO. The GSWCD completes the landowner contact, preliminary planning, engineering design, permitting, construction contracting, and construction implementation phases of most projects. The JDBO completes the planning, grant solicitation/defense, environmental compliance, administrative contracting, monitoring, and reporting portion of the program. Most phases of project planning, implementation, and monitoring are coordinated with the private landowners and basin agencies, such as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon Water Resources Department. In 2003, the JDBO and GSWCD proposed continuation of their successful partnership between the two agencies and basin landowners to implement an additional twelve (12) watershed conservation projects. The types of projects include off channel water developments, juniper control, permanent diversions, pump stations, and return-flow cooling systems. Due to funding issues and delays, permitting delays, fire closures and landowner contracting problems, 2 projects were canceled and 7 projects were rescheduled to the 2004 construction season. Project costs in 2003 totaled $115,554.00 with a total amount of $64,981.00 (56%) provided by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the remainder coming from other sources such as the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partners in Wildlife Program and individual landowners.

  15. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon John Day Basin Office : Watershed Restoration Projects : Annual Report, 2000.

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    Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. John Day Basin Office.

    2001-03-01

    The John Day is the second longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States and the longest containing entirely unsupplemented runs of anadromous fish. Located in eastern Oregon, the basin drains over 8,000 square miles--Oregon's third largest drainage basin--and incorporates portions of eleven counties. Originating in the Strawberry Mountains near Prairie City, the John Day River flows 284 miles in a northwesterly direction, entering the Columbia River approximately four miles upstream of the John Day dam. With wild runs of spring Chinook salmon and summer steelhead, red band, westslope cutthroat, and redband trout, the John Day system is truly a basin with national significance. Most all of the entire John Day basin was ceded to the Federal government in 1855 by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes). In 1997, the Tribes established an office in the Basin to coordinate restoration projects, monitoring, planning and other watershed activities on private and public lands. Using funding from the Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, and others, the John Day Basin Office (JDBO) subcontracts the majority of its construction implementation activities with the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District (GSWCD), also located in the town of John Day. The GSWCD completes the landowner contact, preliminary planning, engineering design, permitting, construction contracting, and construction implementation phases of most projects. The JDBO completes the planning, grant solicitation/review, environmental compliance, administrative contracting, monitoring, and reporting portion of the program. Most phases of project planning, implementation, and monitoring are coordinated with the private landowners and basin agencies, such as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon Water Resources Department. In 2000, the JDBO and GSWCD proposed continuation of a successful partnership between the two agencies and basin landowners to implement an additional six watershed conservation projects funded by the BPA. The types of projects include permanent diversions, pump stations, and return-flow cooling systems. Project costs in 2000 totaled $533,196.00 with a total amount of $354,932.00 (67%) provided by the Bonneville Power Administration and the remainder coming from other sources such as the BOR, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and individual landowners.

  16. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon John Day Basin Office : Watershed Restoration Projects : Annual Report, 2001.

    SciTech Connect

    Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. John Day Basin Office.

    2002-12-01

    The John Day River is the nation's second longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States, which is entirely unsupplemented for it's runs of anadromous fish. Located in eastern Oregon, the John Day Basin drains over 8,000 square miles, is Oregon's fourth largest drainage basin, and the basin incorporates portions of eleven counties. Originating in the Strawberry Mountains near Prairie City, the mainstem John Day River flows 284 miles in a northwesterly direction entering the Columbia River approximately four miles upstream of the John Day dam. With wild runs of spring Chinook salmon, summer steelhead, westslope cutthroat, and redband and bull trout, the John Day system is truly a basin with national significance. The Majority of the John Day Basin was ceded to the Federal government in 1855 by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes). In 1997, the Tribes established an office in John Day to coordinate basin restoration projects, monitoring, planning, and other watershed restoration activities on private and public lands. Once established, the John Day Basin Office (JDBO) formed a partnership with the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District (GSWCD), also located in John Day, who subcontracts the majority of the construction implementation activities for these restoration projects from the JDBO. The GSWCD completes the landowner contact, preliminary planning, engineering design, permitting, construction contracting, and construction implementation phases of most projects. The JDBO completes the planning, grant solicitation/defense, environmental compliance, administrative contracting, monitoring, and reporting portion of the program. Most phases of project planning, implementation, and monitoring are coordinated with the private landowners and basin agencies, such as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon Water Resources Department. In 2001, the JDBO and GSWCD continued their successful partnership between the two agencies and basin landowners to implement an additional ten (10) watershed conservation projects. The project types include permanent lay flat diversions, pump stations, and return-flow cooling systems. Project costs in 2001 totaled $572,766.00 with $361,966.00 (67%) provided by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the remainder coming from other sources, such as the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), and individual landowners.

  17. Migration of a Caldera Eruptive Center, Newberry Volcano, Oregon

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Frone, Z.; Waibel, A.; Blackwell, D. D.

    2012-12-01

    Newberry Volcano is located in Deschutes County, Oregon about 35 km south of the city of Bend. It is a bi-modal Quaternary volcano and is one of the largest volcanos in the Cascade Range. The volcano is positioned near the junction of three geologic provinces: the Cascade Range to the west, the High Lava Plains portion of the Basin and Range to the south and east, and the Blue Mountains to the northeast. Newberry Volcano has been active for the past 600,000 years and has had at least two caldera-forming eruptions. The most recent major caldera-related eruptions, resulting in significant silicic ash and pyroclastic deposits, occurred approximately 300,000 and 80,000 years ago. A large-volume basaltic eruption that occurred about 72,000 years ago is represented by the widespread Bend Lavas which extend approximately 70 km to the north of the central caldera. About 6,000 years ago numerous basaltic eruptions occurred along a northwest fracture zone. The most recent eruption, a silicic obsidian flow and associated pumice fall that vented from within the caldera, has been dated at 1,300 ybp. Newberry has been the site of multiple rounds of geothermal exploration over the past 30 years. Geophysical data including gravity, resistivity, and seismic studies collected in the 1980s in early exploration of the volcano have identified anomalous features beneath the west flank of the volcano. Four deep (<2.8km) wells have been drilled on the northern half of the west flank; all of the wells have encountered temperatures in excess of 300°C, however, three of the wells have low permeability and unconnected fractures. The fourth well showed evidence of a hydrothermal system, but the well caved before a flow test could be completed. Recent geophysical analysis coupled with well geochemistry has identified evidence for older nested caldera related eruptive events buried under younger west flank lavas. A strong gravity gradient, a sharp MT boundary, and arcuate surface features from LIDAR coupled with 300-1200m offsets in units between wells is evidence that the caldera has migrated to the east over time. Buried silicic lavas are observed on the west flank; these lavas include McKay Butte, West Flank Dome, and Southwest Flank Dome. If this conclusion is correct, buried volcanic features similar to those observed in the present caldera could be expected under portions of the west flank, now buried by subsequent volcanic units. Hydrothermal systems, as exposed by erosion in older caldera mineral deposits, may be found associated with these features at Newberry.

  18. Paleoseismology of Crack-in-the-Ground Fault, Central Oregon

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Castonguay, S. R.; Mackey, B. H.; Weldon, R. J.

    2011-12-01

    Central Oregon exhibits both extensive active faulting and Quaternary volcanism, yet the relations between them are complex and poorly constrained. The N15W striking North Christmas Valley fault system is a Basin and Range type structure offsetting High Lava Plains volcanics forming a ~3 km wide graben that bounds Christmas Lake. Several young volcanic vents, including Green Mountain (GM), Four Craters (4C), and East Lava Field, are aligned parallel with and bounded by the graben. We focus on Crack-in-the-Ground (CITG) fault which vertically displaces the GM and FC basalts. The GM basalt is dated at 740 +/- 59 ka by 40Ar/39Ar (Jordan, 2002). Our preliminary dating of the 4C basalt yields an average age of 12 +/- 2 ka, determined by cosmogenic 3He exposure dating of olivine from flow surfaces. Since emplacement of the GM basalts, the fault has developed a ~10 m hanging wall monocline and a vertical hinge crack which yields the 0.013 mm/yr slip rate suggested in Jordan (2002). The 4C basalt has also been cracked by the CITG fault, producing a 30 +/-10 cm vertical offset. A trench excavated across a section of CITG exposed the stratigraphy of the upper 2.25 m. The upper 1.25 m is a modern soil developed on ~7 ka Mt. Mazama ash. The whole unit is offset ~12 cm as the result of a presumed co-seismic graben structure in the crack. The lower one meter is a palesol developed on windblown sandy silt. The 4C cinder cones may have produced a basaltic tephra that is not seen in the trench, therefore we think the lower unit is post-4C. The paleo-surface has a shallow east dip caused by co-seismic deformation. The two events seen in the trench are likely post-4C, suggesting the 4C offset is cumulative between two events, yielding a slip rate of 0.025 mm/yr. Comparison of the two slip rates suggests an increased slip rate post-4C. Our results are consistent with a potential volcano-tectonic relationship in which slip rate increased during the Late Pleistocene associated with volcanism of the High Lava Plains.

  19. Organochlorine residues and shell thinning in Oregon seabird eggs

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Henny, C.J.; Blus, L.J.; Prouty, R.M.

    1982-01-01

    A single egg was collected at 62 nests of 10 seabird species from Oregon in 1979. The eggs were analyzed for organochlorine contaminants; contemporary shell thickness was compared with eggshells collected during earlier time periods. Concentrations of DDE and PCB's in 1979 were generally low with the most contaminated species being the Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus), Leach's Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), and Forktailed Storm Petrel (O. furcata). Limited eggshell data provide evidence that shell thinning was more severe along the Oregon coast in the 1950's than in 1979. With the possible exception of the Fork-tailed Storm Petrel, the residues in 1979 posed no known threat to the welfare of the species.

  20. Leadership and Legacy: Athletics and the University of Oregon

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The history of athletics at the University of Oregon is the primary subject of this site created by the University of Oregon Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives department. While telling the basic story of this history is important, the site also tells "the story of athletics in higher education." Visitors can peruse topics that include "The Track and Field Legacy", "The University's Response to Title IX", and "The University's Approach to Changes in Athletics". Within each section, visitors can view photos and other original documentary materials that tell the story of such luminaries as track legend Steve Prefontaine and others. Additionally, visitors can view their highly interactive timeline of events, which features options that allow users to toggle various sports on and off as they move through time. As expected, those who know what they are looking for can also search the collection by keyword.

  1. Crimes Reported at Oregon State University for Calendar Year 2010

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    Crimes Reported at Oregon State University for Calendar Year 2010 Total Crimes Reported for: OSU Campus Non-Campus Public Property Totals All Reporting Agencies 2008 2009 2010 2010 2008 2009 2010 2008 Vehicle Theft 0 12 2 7 0 11 11 12 2 0 6 4 0 30 15 11 Arson 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Hate Crimes 0 0

  2. Black bear damage to lodgepole pine in central Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Barnes, V.G., Jr.; Engeman, R.M.

    1995-01-01

    Black bear damage to 108 lodgepole pine trees was found in mixed conifer habitat in central Oregon. No trees of three other conifer species were injured. Eighty-nine percent of the damage occurred in the same year. Nearly 20% of the freshly damaged trees had bark removed from more than 75% of the circumference and, judging from the fate of trees damaged in prior years, probably succumbed.

  3. Data Assimilative Studies of Coastal Circulation off Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. L. Kurapov; J. S. Allen; G. D. Egbert; P. M. Kosro; M. D. Levine; T. Boyd

    2002-01-01

    A data assimilation system (DAS), which combines a dynamical model and available data to provide an estimate of the time-varying three-dimensional circulation, will be an essential component of an operational coastal observatory. Data collected in recent years off the Oregon coast provide an opportunity to build and validate a prototype DAS. The COAST data set for spring-summer 2001 includes time

  4. HOMESTEAD, LAKE FORK, AND LICK CREEK ROADLESS AREAS, OREGON.

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Evans, James G.; Conyac, Martin D.

    1984-01-01

    A mineral survey concluded that the Homestead, Lake Fork and Lick Creek Roadless Area, Oregon offer little promise for the occurrence of mineral or energy resources in the bedrock. Probable mineral-resource potential is assigned to the west and north parts of the Lake Fork Roadless Area, where gold resources may occur in glacial deposits and alluvium transported into this area from sources outside the roadless area to the west.

  5. Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment: the Seaside, Oregon Pilot Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F. I. Gonzalez; E. L. Geist; C. Synolakis; V. V. Titov

    2004-01-01

    A pilot study of Seaside, Oregon is underway, to develop methodologies for probabilistic tsunami hazard assessments that can be incorporated into Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) developed by FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Current NFIP guidelines for tsunami hazard assessment rely on the science, technology and methodologies developed in the 1970s; although generally regarded as groundbreaking and state-of-the-art for

  6. Ocular Zoonotic Onchocerca Infection in a Resident of Oregon

    PubMed Central

    Eberhard, Mark L.; Sims, Annette C.; Bishop, Henry S.; Mathison, Blaine A.; Hoffman, Richard S.

    2012-01-01

    A long, slender filarial nematode was removed from the left anterior chamber of a resident of Oregon after several days of pain and blurred vision. The worm was identified as an Onchocerca, but it could not be further identified. This worm is the third zoonotic Onchocerca removed from the anterior chamber and the second case reported from the United States. Cases of zoonotic onchocerciasis continue to garner attention, and those cases affecting the eye are of particular interest. PMID:23109373

  7. Surveillance of sylvatic plaque in Oregon by serotesting carnivores.

    PubMed Central

    Hopkins, D D; Gresbrink, R A

    1982-01-01

    In Oregon, during 1974-1979, 10.3 per cent of 3.255 statewide blood samples from carnivores were positive for Yersinia pestis. The per cent positive rate and geometric mean positive titer increase monthly from January (6.5 per cent) to June (21.7 per cent), and decline thereafter. Data are presented on how geographic location, species, and time of year affect surveillance results. The correlation of carnivore plague surveillance with human cases in discussed. PMID:7125037

  8. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON CAMCOR Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility

    E-print Network

    /19 F/13 C/31 P walk-up Varian INOVA 300 MHz NMR Spectrometer 1 H/19 F/31 P/11 B walk-up Varian Mercury 300 MHz NMR Spectrometer 1 H/19 F/13 C/31 P walk-up Bruker EleXsys EPR * Includes walkup or selfUNIVERSITY OF OREGON CAMCOR Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility INSTRUMENTS NMR 1H/19F

  9. Modeling vertebrate diversity in Oregon using satellite imagery

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary Elizabeth Cablk

    1997-01-01

    Vertebrate diversity was modeled for the state of Oregon using a parametric approach to regression tree analysis. This exploratory data analysis effectively modeled the non-linear relationships between vertebrate richness and phenology, terrain, and climate. Phenology was derived from time-series NOAA-AVHRR satellite imagery for the year 1992 using two methods: principal component analysis and derivation of EROS data center greenness metrics.

  10. BLOOD PARASITES IN SAGE-GROUSE FROM NEVADA AND OREGON

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mike R. Dunbar; Susan Tornquist; Mark R. Giordano

    2003-01-01

    Peripheral blood smears from 196 adult and yearling female greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) were examined for blood parasites (167 from the breeding and 29 from the brood-rearing season) to determine prevalence of blood parasites, to attempt to correlate infection with chick survival, and to establish base-line values of prevalence in sage-grouse from Nevada and Oregon (USA). Birds were captured and

  11. Blood parasites in sage-grouse from Nevada and Oregon.

    PubMed

    Dunbar, Mike R; Tornquist, Susan; Giordano, Mark R

    2003-01-01

    Peripheral blood smears from 196 adult and yearling female greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) were examined for blood parasites (167 from the breeding and 29 from the brood-rearing season) to determine prevalence of blood parasites, to attempt to correlate infection with chick survival, and to establish base-line values of prevalence in sage-grouse from Nevada and Oregon (USA). Birds were captured and released on two study areas during 1999-2001; Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) in northwestern Nevada, and Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (HMNAR) in southeastern Oregon. Birds from a third study area, Beaty's Butte grazing allotment (BB) in southeastern Oregon, were sampled in 2000 and 2001. Overall, 19 birds (10%) were positive for Leucocytozoon lovati (= L. bonasae), 1 (0.5%) for Plasmodium pedioecetii, and 2 (1%) for microfilariae. Although prevalence of L. lovati on HMNAR was 39% during the breeding season in 1999 and 100% during the brood-rearing season in 2000, statistically, prevalence of L. lovati among study areas and years was not different. However, there were statistical differences between capture periods. Overall, 31% of the hens were positive for L. lovati during the brood-rearing season compared to 6% during the breeding season. There was no difference in packed cell volume between infected and non-infected birds and no difference between age-classes. However, mean sage-grouse productivity on HMNAR was higher (1.6 chicks/hen) for non-infected (n = 10) compared to infected hens (0.7 chicks/hen; n = 7), during 1999. Based on these limited observations on HMNAR in 1999, the possible effects that L. lovati may have on young sage-grouse could be detrimental to sage-grouse populations in Nevada and Oregon. PMID:12685084

  12. Seismicity induced by seasonal groundwater recharge at Mt. Hood, Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin O. Saar; Michael Manga

    2003-01-01

    Groundwater recharge at Mt. Hood, Oregon, is dominated by spring snow melt which provides a natural large-amplitude and narrow-width pore-fluid pressure signal. Time delays between this seasonal groundwater recharge and seismicity triggered by groundwater recharge can thus be used to estimate large-scale hydraulic diffusivities and the state of stress in the crust. We approximate seasonal variations in groundwater recharge with

  13. DIETS AND FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF NORTHERN SPOTTED OWLS IN OREGON

    Microsoft Academic Search

    ERIC D. FORSMAN; ROBERT G. ANTHONY; E. CHARLES ME SLOW; CYNTHIA J. ZABEL

    We describe local, regional, and annual variation in diets of northern Spotted Owls (Stnx occidaatalis caurina) in Oregon based on 24 497 prey collected at 11 18 owl territories in 1970-2003. The sample included 91.5% mammals, 4.3% birds, 4.1% insects, and 0.1% other prey. The diet included 2131 species, including 49 mammals, 41 birds, 3 reptiles, 1 frog, 1 crayfish,

  14. Maturation anomalies in Cretaceous sediments underlying volcanic plateaus in Oregon

    SciTech Connect

    Summer, N.S.; Verosub, K.L.

    1986-04-01

    Vitrinite reflectance profiles from three drill holes in Oregon, supplemented by independent data from Oregon and northern California, suggest that a thick sequence of volcanics may lead to a significant thermal input into underlying sediments. Anomalous, nearly vertical maturation profiles, in sedimentary sequences over 4000 ft thick, imply that large volumes of mature source rocks may lie under the volcanic cover of the Pacific Northwest. Several factors may be involved in this vertical homogenization of the temperature field. Although a convective hydrothermal mechanism would be the most effective form of thermal input, this is not considered to be the dominant mechanism due to the low permeabilities of the volcanogenic sediments underlying the volcanics. However, the cooling of intrusive and extrusive volcanics, thermal slip at abrupt changes in lithology, and exothermic hydration reactions of the altering volcanics can all be considered viable mechanisms for the thermal input. These mechanisms can lead to the uniform maturation of the entire sedimentary column and may account for the gas fields in Mist, Oregon. There, poor and immature source rocks give no indication of the actual origin of the gas. However, a mature sedimentary column underlying volcanic cover to the north and east could provide a plausible source for the gas. Other settings in which potentially hydrocarbon-bearing sediments underlie volcanics occur elsewhere in the US, and in India, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, and eastern and southern Africa.

  15. Zooplankton Distribution and Transport in the California Current off Oregon4 , Zhou M.1*

    E-print Network

    Pierce, Stephen

    1 1 2 3 Zooplankton Distribution and Transport in the California Current off Oregon4 5 6 Wu D.1;2 ABSTRACT: The transport and retention of zooplankton biomass in the shelf and25 slope regions off Oregon resolution28 measurements of temperature, salinity, depth, fluorescence and zooplankton29 abundance

  16. How to make it work for Oregon's Economy Northwest Economic Research Center

    E-print Network

    Caughman, John

    CARBON TAX AND SHIFT: How to make it work for Oregon's Economy Northwest Economic Research Center #12;Cover photograph by Angie Pinchbeck Portland State University College of Urban and Public Affairs and Shift: How to Make it Work for Oregon's Economy March 1, 2013 Liu, Jenny H. and Renfro, Jeff. (2013

  17. 50 CFR 660.78 - EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon. 660... Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC...Groundfish Fisheries § 660.78 EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon....

  18. 50 CFR 660.78 - EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon. 660... Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC...Groundfish Fisheries § 660.78 EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon....

  19. 50 CFR 660.78 - EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon. 660... Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC...Groundfish Fisheries § 660.78 EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon....

  20. 50 CFR 660.398 - EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon. 660... Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC...Groundfish Fisheries § 660.398 EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon....

  1. 50 CFR 660.78 - EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon. 660... Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC...Groundfish Fisheries § 660.78 EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon....

  2. 76 FR 19355 - Oregon Winds Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-07

    ...the feasibility of the Oregon Winds Pumped Storage Project to be...concrete-lined low-pressure tunnel; (4) a lower reservoir with...steel-lined high-pressure tunnel; (6) an underground power...annual generation of the Oregon Winds Pumped Storage Project...

  3. Athletics in Oregon K-12. Guidelines for Local School District Policies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

    This publication contains the suggested policies for athletics that were approved by the Oregon State Board of Education in September 1975. The policies represent the essentials for organizing and administering athletic programs in Oregon schools. The first section presents principles and policies for physical education, intramurals, and…

  4. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE FLORAL ODOR OF OREGON GRAPE: POSSIBLE FEEDING ATTRACTANTS FOR MOTHS

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    It was hypothesized that flowers of Oregon grape, Berberis aquifolium Prursch., might release chemicals attractive to moths. Studies were conducted to determine what moths visit flowers of Oregon grape and to characterize the odor chemistry of those flowers in search of possible moth feeding attrac...

  5. Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Shared-Use Equipment Request

    E-print Network

    Kurapov, Alexander

    Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Shared-Use Equipment Request logging of up to three user-supplied analog voltage sensors. #12;Oregon State University, College, Data Systems Specialist, 541/737- 4447, email: toby@coas.oregonstate.edu. Internet connections

  6. Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Shared-Use Equipment Request

    E-print Network

    Kurapov, Alexander

    Oregon State University, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Shared-Use Equipment Request _____ Indicate special needs: Shipboard Networking Services, Internet access. See notes below Includes: HiSeasNet KU band, FBB, Network printer/copier/scanner, etc. 10-liter #12;Oregon State University, College

  7. 75 FR 76633 - Oregon; Correction of Federal Authorization of the State's Hazardous Waste Management Program

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    2010-12-09

    ...PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 271 [EPA-R10-RCRA-2010-0947; FRL-9236-8] Oregon...published a final rule under docket EPA-R10-RCRA 2009-0766 granting final authorization...Oregon made to its federally authorized RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Program....

  8. LIFE HISTORY MONITORING OF SALMONIDS IN THE WEST FORK SMITH RIVER, UMPQUA BASIN, OREGON

    EPA Science Inventory

    As a life-cycle monitoring basin for the Oregon Salmon Plan, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has estimated adult returns, distribution and smolt outmigration of coho, chinook and winter steelhead in the West Fork Smith River since 1998. In 2001/2002, the Environmenta...

  9. Seaside, Oregon Tsunami Pilot Study--Modernization of FEMA Flood Hazard Maps

    E-print Network

    Seaside, Oregon Tsunami Pilot Study-- Modernization of FEMA Flood Hazard Maps By Tsunami Pilot ADMINISTRATION U.S. D EPARTMENT OF COMM E R CE 10 m 8 6 4 500-year tsunami-- maximum wave height (m) with a 0.002 annual probability of exceedance #12;#12;Seaside, Oregon Tsunami Pilot Study-- Modernization of FEMA

  10. Transformational Leadership and the Leadership Performance of Oregon Secondary School Principals

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Breaker, Jason Lee

    2009-01-01

    A study of 118 secondary school principals in Oregon was conducted to examine the relationship of transformational leadership to secondary school principals' leadership performance. This study measured the transformational leadership of secondary school principals in Oregon using the "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (5X-Short)" (Avolio &…

  11. A SURVEY OF COW-CALF PRODUCERS IN OREGON AND NEVADA - PRODUCTION PRACTICES

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In 2004 we developed a survey and sent it to cow-calf producers throughout Oregon. The survey posed 22 questions related to cow management, female replacement programs, bull management, and annual cow-herd economics. The survey was mailed to the 2,090 members of the Oregon Cattleman’s Association ...

  12. Constitutional Aspects of Physician-Assisted Suicide After Lee v. Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Simon Canick

    1997-01-01

    On November 8, 1994, Oregon voters narrowly passed the highly controversial Death with Dignity Act (Measure 16), which marked the first time that physician-assisted suicide was explicitly legalized anywhere in the world. In Lee v. Oregon, a group of physicians, several terminally ill persons, a residential care facility, and individual operators of residential care facilities sought to enjoin enforcement of

  13. Evidence for earthquake triggering of large landslides in coastal Oregon, USA William H. Schulz a,

    E-print Network

    Torgersen, Christian

    Evidence for earthquake triggering of large landslides in coastal Oregon, USA William H. Schulz a: Landslide Earthquake Coastal bluff Oregon Tsunami Cascadia subduction zone Landslides are ubiquitous along several hundreds of years old. The offshore Cascadia subduction zone produces great earthquakes every 300

  14. Modeling the Columbia River Plume on the Oregon Shelf during Summer Upwelling

    E-print Network

    Kurapov, Alexander

    Modeling the Columbia River Plume on the Oregon Shelf during Summer Upwelling D. P. Fulton August a regional atmospheric model (COAMPS) which re- produces realistic atmospheric fluxes. Wind stress at 45N 15, 2007 Abstract The effects of the Columbia River plume on circulation on the Oregon shelf

  15. More with Four: A Look at the Four Day Week in Oregon's Small Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reinke, Joyce M.

    The 4-day school week offers solutions to the financial and instructional problems often faced by small rural schools. Two southern Oregon schools implemented the 4-day school week on a trial basis in 1982-83 and, along with five eastern Oregon districts, continue to use this schedule today. The primary purpose of the change to a 4-day week was…

  16. Willow establishment in relation to cattle grazing on an eastern Oregon stream

    E-print Network

    Willow establishment in relation to cattle grazing on an eastern Oregon stream Nancy L. Shawl and Warren P. Abstract.-Natural regeneration and growth of coyote willow exigua Nutt. ssp. and whiplash willow (S. Bemth. var. [Nutt.] Sudw.) were monitored from 1987 to 1993 on a low-elevation eastern Oregon

  17. Oregon State University ESRI Development Center (EDC) Application http://www.esri.com/industries/university/edc

    E-print Network

    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    /o Dawn J. Wright 104 Wilkinson Hall Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-5506 3. EDC Program Coordinator Dawn J. Wright Professor Department of Geosciences 104 Wilkinson Hall Oregon State University Faculty Geosciences: Dawn J. Wright, Professor; GIS, marine and coastal geography, mid-ocean ridges

  18. MODELING DEMOGRAPHIC PERFORMANCE OF NORTHERN SPOTTED OWLS RELATIVE TO FOREST HABITAT IN OREGON

    Microsoft Academic Search

    GAIL S. OLSON

    Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) are known to be associated with late-successional forests in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, but the effects of habitat on their demographic performance are rel- atively unknown. We developed statistical models relating owl survival and productivity to forest cover types within the Roseburg Study Area in the Oregon Coast Range of Oregon,

  19. 80 FR 30155 - Special Local Regulation, Annual Dragon Boat Races, Portland, Oregon

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    2015-05-27

    ...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulation, Annual Dragon Boat Races, Portland, Oregon AGENCY...Guard is permanently amending the Annual Dragon Boat Races, Portland, Oregon special...regulation is enforced annually during the Dragon Boat Races on the waters of the...

  20. A Dualistic Stream Classification System for Oregon: In Support of a Stream Compensatory Mitigation Framework

    EPA Science Inventory

    To meet the goals of the U.S. federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and Oregon’s Removal-Fill (R-F) Law, unavoidable impacts to jurisdictional waters, including streams and rivers, must be compensated for through compensatory mitigation under the CWA Section 404 and R-F permitting ...

  1. Modeling Hydrodynamics and Heat Transport in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, and Implications for

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    ­5076 U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey #12;Cover: Photograph of Upper Klamath LakeModeling Hydrodynamics and Heat Transport in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, and Implications for Water, Oregon, with pelican. (Photograph taken by Lee Simons, U.S. Geological Survey, 2007.) #12;Modeling

  2. Annual Presidents' Meeting June 27-29, 2012 at the University of Oregon

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    , certainly, since individual universities, no matter where we are on the globe, are no longer optimallyAPRU 16th Annual Presidents' Meeting June 27-29, 2012 at the University of Oregon Session 1 hosts here at the University of Oregon and to the APRU Secretariat. I bring greetings to you all from

  3. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon John Day Basin Office: FY 1999 Watershed Restoration Projects : Annual Report 1999.

    SciTech Connect

    Robertson, Shawn W.

    2001-03-01

    The John Day River is the second longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States and one of the few major subbasins in the Columbia River basin containing entirely unsupplemented runs of anadromous fish. Located in eastern Oregon, the basin drains over 8,000 square miles, the fourth largest drainage area in Oregon. With its beginning in the Strawberry Mountains near the town of Prairie City, the John Day flows 284 miles in a northwesterly direction, entering the Columbia River approximately four miles upstream of the John Day dam. With wild runs of spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead, red band, westslope cutthroat, and redband trout, the John Day system is truly one of national significance. The entire John Day basin was granted to the Federal government in 1855 by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes). In 1997, the Tribes established an office in the basin to coordinate restoration projects, monitoring, planning and other watershed activities on private and public lands. Once established, the John Day Basin Office (JDBO) initiated contracting the majority of its construction implementation actions with the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District (GSWCD), also located in the town of John Day. The GSWCD completes the landowner contact, preliminary planning, engineering design, permitting, construction contracting, and construction implementation phases of the projects. The JDBO completes the planning, grant solicitation/defense, environmental compliance, administrative contracting, monitoring, and reporting portion of the program. Most phases of project planning, implementation, and monitoring are coordinated with the private landowners and basin agencies, such as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon Water Resources Department. In 1999, the JDBO and GSWCD proposed continuation of a successful partnership between the two agencies and basin landowners to implement an additional eleven (11) watershed conservation projects. The types of projects implemented included installation of infiltration galleries, permanent diversions, pumping stations, and irrigation efficiency upgrades. Project costs in 1999 totaled $284,514.00 with a total amount of $141,628.00 (50%) provided by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the remainder coming from other sources such as the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and individual landowners.

  4. Interrelationship of fluid venting and structural evolution: Alvin observations from the frontal accretionary prism, Oregon

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    Moore, J.C.; Orange, D. (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)); Kulm, L.D. (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (United States))

    1990-06-10

    Seismic reflection and Sea Beam bathymetric data plus submarine geological measurements define a ramp anticline at the deformatoin front of the central Oregon subduction zone. At its northern termination the ramp anticline is deeply incised by a large 500-m-deep submarine canyon and cut by a probable backthrust. To the south along the strike of the fold, a smaller submarine canyon shallowly erodes the anticline, and backthrusting is not apparent in the submersible observations. Two Alvin dives along a transect through the southern canyon show active fluid vents demarked by biological communities at the frontal thrust and at the breached crest of the anticline. Along a northern transect, encompassing the large submarine canyon, 10 Alvin dives indicated no venting on the formal thrust, limited venting in the canyon, but numerous biological communities along a scarp interpreted as the surface trace of the backthrust. These observations suggest a scenario of vent and structural-geomorphic development consisting of (1) frontal thrust faulting and associated venting, facilitated by high fluid pressure; (2) erosion of the oversteepened seaward flank of the ramp anticline assisted by seepage forces and leading to fluid flow out of stratigraphically controlled conduits in the limbs of the overthrust deposits; (3) locking of the frontal thrust due to dewatering or a local decrease in wedge taper associated with development of the large canyon, leading to failure along the backthrust; and (4) redirection of fluid flow by the backthrust. Thus, within {le}0.3 m.y., deformation of the relatively permeable sediments of the Oregon margin results in stratigraphically controlled flow being partially captured by faults.

  5. Using NPMR to forecast fire season severity for the state of Oregon

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    Lintz, H. E.; Short, K.; Saltenberger, J. F.; Yost, A.; Mote, P.; Wood, A. W.

    2014-12-01

    We demonstrate that objective prediction of fire season severity in Oregon is possible and promising. The causes of fire season severity are various but seasonal climate plays a dominant role in the Pacific Northwest. Seasonal climate prediction has been gaining momentum in recent decades, and skillful forecasting occurs when perturbed boundary conditions alter weather regimes regionally. Regimes most conducive to fire season severity in Oregon are anomalously warm, dry seasons with pronounced dry lightning activity. Here, we used Non-Parametric Multiplicative Regression, a forecasting algorithm well suited to automatically accommodating complex interactions, to identify meaningful interactions and predict fire season severity as a function of sea surface temperature anomalies and atmospheric modes. We find the severity of a fire season can be forecast several months ahead of time in March with a cross-validated R-squared of 0.53. A cross-validated R-squared is more conservative than an R-squared as it is a measure of model fit to previously unseen data. The model we developed predicts fire season severity as the result of a complex interaction between specific modes the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Pacific North American Pattern, and the Madden Julian Oscillation. Modes were derived using Variational Mode Decomposition (VMD). VMD is a new algorithm in signal processing that improves upon the limitations of Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) to decompose a signal into different modes of unknown but separate spectral bands. Prediction of fire season severity from atmosheric and boundary conditions can help budgetary planning and reduce the number of stand replacing fires and related economic losses.

  6. Baseline socio-economic profiles of coastal counties in the Washington-Oregon Planning Area (Coastal Oregon) Volume 3 of 4. Final report

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    Not Available

    1988-12-01

    This report presents socio-economic profiles of the counties in the Coastal Oregon Area of the Washington-Oregon Planning Area of the Minerals Management Service. The Coastal Oregon Area includes Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos, and Curry counties. It presents baseline socio-economic profiles of coastal counties in Oregon, Washington, and California which may be potentially affected by offshore oil and gas development. Each profile includes socio-economic characteristics organized under the following eight headings: demographics, economics, housing, public services and facilities, public finance, energy consumption, land use, and other characteristics. The focus of each socio-economic profile is 1980, but the time period 1970 to 2000 is covered, to the extent possible with existing data, to provide a historical context and an understanding of expected trends. Each county's socio-economic profile was prepared using time-series data from secondary sources obtained primarily from federal, state, and local government agencies.

  7. Baseline socio-economic profiles of coastal counties in the Washington-Oregon Planning Area (Coastal Oregon). Volume 4 of 4. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-12-01

    This report presents socio-economic profiles of the counties in the Coastal Oregon Area of the Washington-Oregon Planning Area of the Minerals Management Service. The Coastal Oregon Area includes Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos, and Curry counties. It presents baseline socio-economic profiles of coastal counties in Oregon, Washington, and California which may be potentially affected by offshore oil and gas development. Each profile includes socio-economic characteristics organized under the following eight headings: demographics, economics, housing, public services and facilities, public finance, energy consumption, land use, and other characteristics. The focus of each socio-economic profile is 1980, but the time period 1970 to 2000 is covered, to the extent possible with existing data, to provide a historical context and an understanding of expected trends. Each county's socio-economic profile was prepared using time-series data from secondary sources obtained primarily from federal, state, and local government agencies.

  8. Baseline socio-economic profiles of coastal counties in the Washington-Oregon Planning Area (Coastal Oregon) Volume 2 of 4. Final report

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    Not Available

    1988-12-01

    This report presents socio-economic profiles of the counties in the Coastal Oregon Area of the Washington-Oregon Planning Area of the Minerals Management Service. The Coastal Oregon Area includes Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos, and Curry counties. It presents baseline socio-economic profiles of coastal counties in Oregon, Washington, and California which may be potentially affected by offshore oil and gas development. Each profile includes socio-economic characteristics organized under the following eight headings: demographics, economics, housing, public services and facilities, public finance, energy consumption, land use, and other characteristics. The focus of each socio-economic profile is 1980, but the time period 1970 to 2000 is covered, to the extent possible with existing data, to provide a historical context and an understanding of expected trends. Each county's socio-economic profile was prepared using time-series data from secondary sources obtained primarily from federal, state, and local government agencies.

  9. Baseline socio-economic profiles of coastal counties in the Washington-Oregon Planning Area. (Coastal Oregon) Volume 1 of 4. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-12-01

    This report presents socio-economic profiles of the counties in the Coastal Oregon Area of the Washington-Oregon Planning Area of the Minerals Management Service. The Coastal Oregon Area includes Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos, and Curry counties. It presents baseline socio-economic profiles of coastal counties in Oregon, Washington, and California which may be potentially affected by offshore oil and gas development. Each profile includes socio-economic characteristics organized under the following eight headings: demographics, economics, housing, public services and facilities, public finance, energy consumption, land use, and other characteristics. The focus of each socioeconomic profile is 1980, but the time period 1970 to 2000 is covered, to the extent possible with existing data, to provide a historical context and an understanding of expected trends. Each county's socio-economic profile was prepared using time-series data from secondary sources obtained primarily from federal, state, and local government agencies.

  10. VEGETATION COVERAGE FOR OREGON AND IDAHO

    EPA Science Inventory

    OR data acquired from Landsat images, generally during July 1988. ID data acquired from vegetation maps from various agencies at various scales, then visually edited using Landsat scenes to correct for changes due to agricultural expansion and timber harvest activities. Scale: ...

  11. Comprehensive Health Plan, State of Oregon.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oregon Governor's Health Planning Committee, Portland.

    After seeking data from public, private, and voluntary health-related agencies, associations, and activities in the State, the committee reports on the following areas: health delivery system problems, health services, target groups (aged, medically indigent, migrants, newborns, infants, preschool children, and school-age children), personal…

  12. Rethinking Recycling: An Oregon Waste Reduction Curriculum.

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    Oregon State Dept. of Environmental Quality, Portland.

    This updated curriculum guide is designed to provide teachers of elementary school science with a set of activities on recycling and waste reduction. The curriculum has three sections: (1) Grades K-3 Lessons; (2) Grades 4-5 Lessons; and (3) Teacher's Resource Guide. It is designed to take students from an introduction to natural resources and…

  13. Oregon State Exte!lsion UNIVERSITY Service

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    Tullos, Desiree

    and look better. 100-12-85/100-4-87 f you're like . probably Wce to eat. And you're probably pretty active, U.S.D.A. Larry L. Krug Associate Director, Communications National 4-H Council Trcie Fennell

  14. Data from geothermal test wells near Mount Hood, Oregon

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    Robison, J.H.; Forcella, L.S.; Gannett, Marshall W.

    1981-01-01

    This report includes well specifications, drillers ' logs, and temperature logs of geothermal test wells drilled at 7 sites near Mt. Hood, Oreg. The wells were drilled in 1979 and 1980 under contract to the U.S. Geological Survey. The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, was part of an interagency effort to determine the geothermal potential of Mt. Hood. The agencies involved were, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. (USGS)

  15. Natural resources inventory and monitoring in Oregon with ERTS imagery

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    Simonson, G. H.; Paine, D. P.; Poulton, C. E.; Lawrence, R. D.; Sherzog, J. H.; Murray, R. J.

    1973-01-01

    Multidiscipline team interpretation of ERTS satellite and highflight imagery is providing resource and land use information needed for land use planning in Oregon. A coordinated inventory of geology, soil-landscapes, forest and range vegetation, and land use for Crook County, illustrates the value of this approach for broad area and state planning. Other applications include mapping fault zones, inventory of forest clearcut areas, location of forest insect damage, and monitoring irrigation development. Computer classification is being developed for use in conjunction with visual interpretation.

  16. Anticipating Forest and Range Land Development in Central Oregon (USA) for Landscape Analysis, with an Example Application Involving Mule Deer

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    Kline, Jeffrey D.; Moses, Alissa; Burcsu, Theresa

    2010-05-01

    Forest policymakers, public lands managers, and scientists in the Pacific Northwest (USA) seek ways to evaluate the landscape-level effects of policies and management through the multidisciplinary development and application of spatially explicit methods and models. The Interagency Mapping and Analysis Project (IMAP) is an ongoing effort to generate landscape-wide vegetation data and models to evaluate the integrated effects of disturbances and management activities on natural resource conditions in Oregon and Washington (USA). In this initial analysis, we characterized the spatial distribution of forest and range land development in a four-county pilot study region in central Oregon. The empirical model describes the spatial distribution of buildings and new building construction as a function of population growth, existing development, topography, land-use zoning, and other factors. We used the model to create geographic information system maps of likely future development based on human population projections to inform complementary landscape analyses underway involving vegetation, habitat, and wildfire interactions. In an example application, we use the model and resulting maps to show the potential impacts of future forest and range land development on mule deer ( Odocoileus hemionus) winter range. Results indicate significant development encroachment and habitat loss already in 2000 with development located along key migration routes and increasing through the projection period to 2040. The example application illustrates a simple way for policymakers and public lands managers to combine existing data and preliminary model outputs to begin to consider the potential effects of development on future landscape conditions.

  17. Anticipating forest and range land development in central Oregon (USA) for landscape analysis, with an example application involving mule deer.

    PubMed

    Kline, Jeffrey D; Moses, Alissa; Burcsu, Theresa

    2010-05-01

    Forest policymakers, public lands managers, and scientists in the Pacific Northwest (USA) seek ways to evaluate the landscape-level effects of policies and management through the multidisciplinary development and application of spatially explicit methods and models. The Interagency Mapping and Analysis Project (IMAP) is an ongoing effort to generate landscape-wide vegetation data and models to evaluate the integrated effects of disturbances and management activities on natural resource conditions in Oregon and Washington (USA). In this initial analysis, we characterized the spatial distribution of forest and range land development in a four-county pilot study region in central Oregon. The empirical model describes the spatial distribution of buildings and new building construction as a function of population growth, existing development, topography, land-use zoning, and other factors. We used the model to create geographic information system maps of likely future development based on human population projections to inform complementary landscape analyses underway involving vegetation, habitat, and wildfire interactions. In an example application, we use the model and resulting maps to show the potential impacts of future forest and range land development on mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) winter range. Results indicate significant development encroachment and habitat loss already in 2000 with development located along key migration routes and increasing through the projection period to 2040. The example application illustrates a simple way for policymakers and public lands managers to combine existing data and preliminary model outputs to begin to consider the potential effects of development on future landscape conditions. PMID:20300934

  18. Chemical, isotopic, and dissolved gas compositions of the hot springs of the Owyhee Uplands, Malheur County, Oregon

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    Mariner, R.H.; Young, H.W.; Evans, William C.

    1994-01-01

    Hot springs along the Owyhee River in southeastern Oregon between Three Forks and Lake Owyhee could be part of a north flowing regional system or a series of small separate geothermal systems Heat for the waters could be from a very young (Holocene) volcanic activity (basalt flows) of the Owyhee Uplands or the regional heat flow. The springs discharge warm to hot, dilute, slightly alkaline, sodium bicarbonate water. Chemically they are similar to the dilute thermal water at Bruneau Grand View and Twin Falls, Idaho. Maximum aquifer temperatures in the Owyhee Uplands, estimated from chemical geothermometry, are about 100°C. Dissolved helium concentrations, carbon 14 activity, and chemical and isotope data are examined fro systematic trends which would indicate a geothermal system of regional extent.

  19. University of Oregon Physics Applets: Atomic Emission

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Bothun, Greg

    This applet presents the user with an energy level diagram of an atom. The values of the levels (in eV) can be set by parameter tags. Relative transition probabilities can also be set by parameter tags. An active electron can be moved to any level by using the pointing device and then the electron will cascade down to the ground level according to the relative transition probabilities that have been set up. Each time the electron moves from a higher to lower energy level a photon will be emitted. The wavelength of the photon is indicated and some attempt is to color code the outgoing photon by the emitted wavelength.

  20. Paleocurrent analysis of Cretaceous Mitchell Formation, north-central Oregon

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    Sandefur, C.A.; Fisk, L.H.

    1989-03-01

    Cretaceous sedimentary rocks in north-central Oregon contain both potential petroleum source rocks and reservoir rocks. Thus, determining their extent under the cover of Tertiary volcanics is of great importance to future petroleum exploration in the southern portion of the Columbia basin. Limited studies of sediment transport direction have been previously reported by several workers; however, no conclusive evidence was obtained. This study was undertaken to resolve the differences in the previously presented interpretations. The outcropping sedimentary sequence represents part of a subsea fan complex consisting of fan-apron facies turbidites and mudstones (Hudspeth mudstone facies) and channel-facies conglomerates and sandstones (Gable Creek conglomerate facies). Paleocurrent data derived from sole marks, flute casts, clast imbrication, and alignment of elongate plant fragments document that sediment transport was primarily from the south-southeast toward the north-northwest. Thus, the greatest potential for petroleum production from Cretaceous sediments in north-central Oregon lies to the west and northwest of the Mitchell area in northeast-southwest elongated rift basins. These basins, presumably containing thick accumulations of Cretaceous marine sediment fill, are now evidenced by large gravity and magnetic lows.

  1. Signature of El Nino off Oregon, 1982-1983

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    Huyer, A.; Smith, R.L.

    1985-07-20

    Current and conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) measurements were made over the Oregon shelf near 43/sup 0/N between February 1981 and April 1984 as part of a large-scale west coast shelf experiment (SuperCODE). The data set includes a nearly continuous record of current velocity and temperature over the continental shelf off Coos Bay from May 1981 through January 1984, CTD sections off Coos Bay in January or February of each year from 1981 to 1984, and CTD sections off Newport (44.6/sup 0/N) in April 1983, and April 1984. The latter are compared with sections off Newport made during the previous two decades. Sea level from the Newport tide gage, daily sea surface temperature at Charleston (43.3/sup 0/N), the alongshore component of the wind stress at 45/sup 0/N and the large-scale North Pacific atmospheric pressure pattern provide a climatological perspective. The initial manifestation of El Nino off Oregon was in October 1982: anomalously high sea level, high coastal sea surface temperature, and increased poleward flow. These effects occurred within 1 month of the onset of El Nino off Peru and preceded any local (North Pacific) atmospheric effect by 2 to 3 months. The anomalous local meteorological conditions, which became manifest in December and January, greatly enhanced the initial effects and inserted their own signal. The first signals of El Nino probably arrived by an oceanic path, but there is no doubt they were subsequently reinforced by anomalous atmospheric conditions.

  2. Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project, Conceptual Design Report, Final Report.

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    Watson, Montgomery (Montgomery Watson, Bellevue, WA)

    1995-03-01

    This report presents the results of site analysis for the Bonneville Power Administration Northeast Oregon Hatchery Project. The purpose of this project is to provide engineering services for the siting and conceptual design of hatchery facilities for the Bonneville Power Administration. The hatchery project consists of artificial production facilities for salmon and steelhead to enhance production in three adjacent tributaries to the Columbia River in northeast Oregon: the Grande Ronde, Walla Walla, and Imnaha River drainage basins. Facilities identified in the master plan include adult capture and holding facilities; spawning incubation, and early rearing facilities; full-term rearing facilities; and direct release or acclimation facilities. The evaluation includes consideration of a main production facility for one or more of the basins or several smaller satellite production facilities to be located within major subbasins. The historic and current distribution of spring and fall chinook salmon and steelhead was summarized for the Columbia River tributaries. Current and future production and release objectives were reviewed. Among the three tributaries, forty seven sites were evaluated and compared to facility requirements for water and space. Site screening was conducted to identify the sites with the most potential for facility development. Alternative sites were selected for conceptual design of each facility type. A proposed program for adult holding facilities, final rearing/acclimation, and direct release facilities was developed.

  3. Mineral resources of the Fifteen Mile Creek, Oregon Canyon, Twelve Mile Creek, and Willow Creek Wilderness Study Areas, Malheur and Harney counties, Oregon

    SciTech Connect

    Peterson, J.A.; Rytuba, J.J.; Plouff, D.; Vercountere, T.L.; Turner, R.L.; Sawatzky, D.L. (Geological Survey, Reston, VA (USA)); Leszcykowski, A.M.; Peters, T.J.; Schmauch, S.W.; Winters, R.A. (US Bureau of Mines (US))

    1988-01-01

    The four contiguous study areas are located in a volcanic terrane dominated by tuffs that were erupted from calderas of the McDermitt Caldera complex and the Whitehorse Caldera. None of these areas have identified resources, despite the proximity of mercury, uranium, and lithium mineralization to the south. The southern parts of the Fifteen Mile Creek and the Oregon Canyon Wilderness Study Areas have a low potential for mercury and uranium. The southern parts of the Fifteen Mile Creek, Oregon Canyon, and Willow Creek and the northwestern part of the Oregon Wilderness Study Areas have low potential for antimony, bismuth, mercury, silver,molybdenum, and zinc. In the Oregon Canyon Wilderness Study Area, the tuff of Oregon Canyon and the rim of the caldera of the McDermitt Caldera complex have a low potential for gold and silver in epithermal veins. The study areas have a low potential for zeolite minerals, oil and gas, and geothermal energy throughout, and restricted parts of the study areas have a low potential for pumice, rare-earth elements, zirconium, and decorative building stone.

  4. ELECTROFISHING EFFORT REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSESSING SPECIES RICHNESS AND BIOTIC INTEGRITY IN WESTERN OREGON STREAMS

    EPA Science Inventory

    We empirically examined the sampling effort required to adequately represent species richness and proportionate abundance when backpack electrofishing western Oregon streams. When sampling, we separately recorded data for each habitat unit. In data analyses, we repositioned each...

  5. Oregon Blazes the Trail to Energy Efficiency: Weatherization Assistance Close-Up Fact Sheet

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    D& R International

    2001-10-10

    Oregon demonstrates its commitment to technology and efficiency through the Weatherization Program. Weatherization uses advanced technologies and techniques to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes.

  6. 75 FR 51111 - Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon

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    2010-08-18

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management...Meeting; Oregon AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management...SUMMARY: The United States Forest Service (USFS...application with the Bureau of Land Management...values at the Steamboat Mountain Research Natural...

  7. Carbon and Nitrogen Accumulation Rates in Salt Marshes in Oregon, USA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Two important ecosystem services of wetlands are carbon sequestration and filtration of nutrients and particulates. We quantified the carbon and nitrogen accumulation rates in salt marshes at 135 plots distributed across eight estuaries located in Oregon, USA. Net carbon and ...

  8. 77 FR 50080 - Notice of a Meeting of the Northeast Oregon Forests Resource Advisory Committee

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    2012-08-20

    ...selection of Title II projects under Public Law 110-343, H.R. 1424, the Reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and...John Day, Oregon. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Buchholz, Designated Federal Official, USDA, Umatilla National...

  9. 77 FR 30440 - Anchorage; Change to Cottonwood Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington

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    ...Cottonwood Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington AGENCY...of designated anchorages on the Columbia River. In response to comments on its...Purpose The Captain of the Port Columbia River believes that the size of...

  10. Estuarine intertidal sediment temperature variability in Zoster marina and Z. japonica habitats in Yaquina Bay, Oregon

    EPA Science Inventory

    Physical characterization of intertidal estuarine plant habitats over time may reveal distribution-limiting thresholds. Temperature data from loggers embedded in sediment in transects crossing Zostera marina and Z. japonica habitats in lower Yaquina Bay, Oregon display signific...

  11. 10Home Tips for Today's Lean Times Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational

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    Tullos, Desiree

    10Home Tips for Today's Lean Times Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational catalogs in the mail, call the phone number on the catalog. Ask them to take your name off their list. Then

  12. 76 FR 19292 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon; Interstate Transport of Pollution...

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    2011-04-07

    ...pertains to interstate transport of certain emissions. On August 15, 2006...in some interstate transport of ozone forming emissions to western Idaho...in some interstate transport of ozone forming emission from Oregon...

  13. 75 FR 76974 - Reedsport OPT Wave Park, LLC; Oregon; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment

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    2010-12-10

    ...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project...12713-002] Reedsport OPT Wave Park, LLC; Oregon; Notice...FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed Reedsport OPT Wave Park, LLC's...

  14. CONSENSUS AGREEMENT REGARDING PROTOCOL ISSUES DISCUSSED DURING THE MOUSE LYMPHOMA WORKSHOP: PORTLAND, OREGON, MAY 7, 1994

    EPA Science Inventory

    On May 7, 1994, in Portland Oregon, a workshop brought together some sixty recognized experts from universities, governmental research laboratories, pharmaceutical industry, contract laboratories, and regulatory agencies from all over the world to discuss issues linked with the c...

  15. 75 FR 22621 - Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations, Western Oregon Resource Advisory Committees

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    ...Solicit Nominations, Western Oregon Resource Advisory Committees AGENCY: Bureau of...Medford, Roseburg, and Salem District Resource Advisory Committees (RACs). The Committees...applicant would serve: Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee: Glenn...

  16. 75 FR 44975 - Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations, Western Oregon Resource Advisory Committees

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    2010-07-30

    ...Solicit Nominations, Western Oregon Resource Advisory Committees AGENCY: Bureau of...Medford, Roseburg, and Salem District Resource Advisory Committees (RACs). The Committees...applicant would serve: Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee: Glenn...

  17. Wild salmon in California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho: Some recovery strategies that just might work

    EPA Science Inventory

    The primary goal of the Salmon 2100 Project is to identify salmon recovery options that have a high probability of maintaining biologically significant, sustainable populations of wild salmon in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and southern British Columbia. The Project doe...

  18. Human Sexuality (Psy 388) Spring Term 2013, CRN: 35833; University of Oregon

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    Lockery, Shawn

    attractions, love, relationships, gender and sexual orientation, and the effect candidly about sexual anatomy, physiology and relationships, which may involveHuman Sexuality (Psy 388) Spring Term 2013, CRN: 35833; University of Oregon

  19. The Oregon Public Health Policy Institute: Building Competencies for Public Health Practice.

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    Luck, Jeff; Yoon, Jangho; Bernell, Stephanie; Tynan, Michael; Alvarado, Carla Sarai; Eversole, Tom; Mosbaek, Craig; Beathard, Candice

    2015-08-01

    The Oregon Public Health Policy Institute (PHPI) was designed to enhance public health policy competencies among state and local health department staff. The Oregon Health Authority funded the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University to develop the PHPI curriculum in 2012 and offer it to participants from 4 state public health programs and 5 local health departments in 2013. The curriculum interspersed short instructional sessions on policy development, implementation, and evaluation with longer hands-on team exercises in which participants applied these skills to policy topics their teams had selected. Panel discussions provided insights from legislators and senior Oregon health experts. Participants reported statistically significant increases in public health policy competencies and high satisfaction with PHPI overall. PMID:26066925

  20. 77 FR 6534 - Malheur National Forest; Oregon; Summit Logan Grazing Authorization Project

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    ...National Forest; Oregon; Summit Logan Grazing Authorization Project AGENCY: Forest...environmental effects to authorize livestock grazing on all or portions of the Lake Creek...Malheur River watersheds. The Summit Logan Grazing Authorization Project area is...

  1. 78 FR 9651 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: Heat Smart Program and Enforcement...

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    2013-02-11

    ...Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oregon: Heat Smart Program and Enforcement Procedures...2011 submission contains revisions to the Heat Smart program and to the enforcement procedures...submission contains additional revisions to the Heat Smart program, along with minor...

  2. Compiled by Univ. of Oregon African Studies Program Grant and Scholarship List

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    Compiled by Univ. of Oregon African Studies Program Grant and Scholarship List 1 The following list of grants and scholarships was compiled by the University Studies. This list includes 33 scholarships or grants and details eligibility, deadlines, grant cycles

  3. 77 FR 476 - Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plan Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-05

    ...Oregon/ Northern California Coast Coho Salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit AGENCY...Northern California Coast (SONCC) Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Evolutionarily...Attn: Recovery Coordinator/SONCC Coho Salmon Public Draft Recovery Plan...

  4. Atmospheric forcing of the Oregon coastal ocean during the 2001 upwelling season

    E-print Network

    Kurapov, Alexander

    Atmospheric forcing of the Oregon coastal ocean during the 2001 upwelling season J. M. Bane,1 M. D northward winds, essentially no low-level temperature stratification was observed. Citation: Bane, J. M., M

  5. 33 CFR 165.1316 - Safety Zone; Columbia River, Astoria, Oregon.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Section 165.1316 Navigation and Navigable Waters...WATERWAYS SAFETY REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS... Specific Regulated Navigation Areas and Limited Access...North from the Oregon shoreline at 123°49?36? West to...

  6. Distribution of macroalgae and sediment chlorophyll A along salinity and elevation gradients in Oregon tidal marshes

    EPA Science Inventory

    Algae contribute to trophic and biogeochemical processes in tidal wetlands. We investigated patterns of sediment pigment content and macroalgal abundance and diversity in marshes in four Oregon estuaries representing a variety of vegetation types, salinity regimes, and tidal ele...

  7. Spatial variations in phytoplankton pigment ratios, optical properties, and environmental gradients in Oregon coast surface waters

    E-print Network

    Pierce, Stephen

    Spatial variations in phytoplankton pigment ratios, optical properties, and environmental gradients and taxonomic composition (pigment ratios, relative particle size distribution, and chlorophyll a (chl a pigment ratios, optical properties, and environmental gradients in Oregon coast surface waters, J. Geophys

  8. Oregon: basic data for thermal springs and wells as recorded in GEOTHERM

    SciTech Connect

    Bliss, J.D.

    1983-05-01

    This sample file contains 346 records for Oregon. The records contain data on location, sample description, analysis type, collection condition, flow rates, and chemical and physical properties of the fluid. Stable and radioactive isotope data are occasionally available. (ACR)

  9. INTERIOR TV/GAME, LOOKING SOUTHWEST. Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR TV/GAME, LOOKING SOUTHWEST. - Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station, Northern end of Pea Island, East side of State Road 1257, 0.3 mile North of North Carolina Highway 12, Rodanthe, Dare County, NC

  10. INTERIOR TV/GAME ROOM, LOOKING NORTHEAST. Oregon Inlet Coast Guard ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR TV/GAME ROOM, LOOKING NORTHEAST. - Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station, Northern end of Pea Island, East side of State Road 1257, 0.3 mile North of North Carolina Highway 12, Rodanthe, Dare County, NC

  11. INTERIOR LIBRARY HALL, LOOKING EAST INTO TV/GAME ROOM. Oregon ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR LIBRARY HALL, LOOKING EAST INTO TV/GAME ROOM. - Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station, Northern end of Pea Island, East side of State Road 1257, 0.3 mile North of North Carolina Highway 12, Rodanthe, Dare County, NC

  12. Managing Ponderosa Pine Forests in Central Oregon: Who Will Speak for the

    E-print Network

    Standiford, Richard B.

    and Gregg M. Riegel3 Abstract The soils of the central Oregon pumice plateau are relatively young these coarse- textured, pumice and ash soils are resilient to forest disturbance is not well understood. We

  13. 76 FR 21299 - Oregon: Tentative Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program: Public Hearing Cancellation

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-15

    ...Oregon: Tentative Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program: Public Hearing Cancellation AGENCY: Environmental...application for final approval of its Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program under Subtitle I of the Resource...

  14. Department of the History of Art and Architecture University of Oregon

    E-print Network

    Department of the History of Art and Architecture University of Oregon APPLICATION FOR MINOR DEGREE IN THE HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE Submit: ______________________________________________________________________________ Student UO ID: ______________________________________________ Art History Minor

  15. Department of the History of Art and Architecture University of Oregon

    E-print Network

    Department of the History of Art and Architecture University of Oregon APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEGREE IN THE HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE Submit: ___________________________________________ Email Address:___________________________________ ART HISTORY MAJOR OPTION: (check

  16. Medicaid Increases Emergency-Department Use: Evidence from Oregon's Health Insurance Experiment

    E-print Network

    Finkelstein, Amy

    In 2008, Oregon initiated a limited expansion of a Medicaid program for uninsured, low-income adults, drawing names from a waiting list by lottery. This lottery created a rare opportunity to study the effects of Medicaid ...

  17. Concurrent Masters Degrees The University of Oregon Department of Architecture offers accredited professional degrees in the

    E-print Network

    Concurrent Masters Degrees The University of Oregon Department of Architecture offers accredited option that provides an accelerated path toward attaining two accredited professional degrees: the Master of Interior Architecture (CIDA accredited) and a Master of Architecture (NAAB accredited). Graduate students

  18. Influence of prey abundance on northern spotted owl reproductive success in western Oregon

    E-print Network

    Rosenberg, Daniel K.

    biomass of northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) (169 ± 13.9 g/ha) and deer mice (Peromyscus monts Cascades de l'Oregon. Bien que les grands polatouches (Glaucomys sabrinus) (169 ± 13,9 g/ha) et

  19. CONTROLS ON STREAM CHEMISTRY IN AN OREGON COASTAL WATERSHED: THE SALMON RIVER

    EPA Science Inventory

    Numerous factors may control losses of dissolved nutrients from forested basins in the Oregon Coast Range. Potentially important factors include forest composition, stand age, forest management, grazing, agriculture, sewage inputs and bedrock types, as well as others perhaps not...

  20. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon John Day Basin Office: Watershed Restoration Projects: Annual Report, 1998.

    SciTech Connect

    Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. John Day Basin Office.

    1999-10-01

    The John Day River is the second longest free-flowing river in the contiguous US and one of the few major subbasins in the Columbia River basin containing entirely unsupplemented runs of anadromous fish. Located in eastern Oregon, the basin drains over 8,000 square miles, the fourth largest drainage area in Oregon. With its beginning in the Strawberry Mountains near the town of Prairie City, the John Day flows 284 miles in a northwesterly direction, entering the Columbia River approximately four miles upstream of the John Day dam. With wild runs of spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead, red band, westslope cutthroat, and redband trout, the John Day system is truly one of national significance. The entire John Day basin was granted to the Federal government in 1855 by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes). In 1997, the Tribes established an office in the basin to coordinate restoration projects, monitoring, planning and other watershed activities on private and public lands. Once established, the John Day Basin Office (JDBO) initiated contracting the majority of its construction implementation actions with the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District (GSWCD), also located in the town of John Day. The GSWCD completes the landowner contact, preliminary planning, engineering design, permitting, construction contracting, and construction implementation phases of the projects. The JDBO completes the planning, grant solicitation/defense, environmental compliance, administrative contracting, monitoring, and reporting portion of the program. Most phases of project planning, implementation, and monitoring are coordinated with the private landowners and basin agencies, such as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon Water Resources Department. In 1998, the JDBO and GSWCD proposed continuation of a successful partnership between the two agencies and basin landowners to implement an additional ten (10) watershed conservation projects. The types of projects implemented included installation of a tailwater collection and reuse system, infiltration galleries, permanent diversions, pumping stations, and irrigation upgrades. Project costs in 1998 totaled $891,504.00 with a total amount of $300,329.00 (34%) provided by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the remainder coming from other sources such as the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) and individual landowners.

  1. Environmental contaminants in male river otters from Oregon and Washington, USA, 1994–1999

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert A. Grove; Charles J. Henny

    2008-01-01

    This study reports hepatic concentrations and distribution patterns of select metals, organochlorine pesticides (OCs), polychlorinated\\u000a biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) in 180 male river otters (Lontra canadensis) collected from Oregon and Washington, 1994–1999. Seven regional locations of western Oregon and Washington were delineated\\u000a based on associations with major population centers, industry or agriculture. Cadmium (Cd) was

  2. Numerical Estimates of Three-Dimensional Wind Flow for the Cape Blanco Area of Oregon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jung-Tai Lin; Scott D. Veenhuizen; R. Lynn Qualmann

    1986-01-01

    A hybrid two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) numerical model was used to estimate wind flow for the Cape Blanco area of Oregon. The effects of changes in terrain elevation and surface vegetation features on wind distribution in both the horizontal and vertical directions were investigated. Short-term wind data obtained by Oregon State University (OSU) researchers by simultaneously flying kite anemometers

  3. Assessment of Undiscovered Hydrocarbon Resources of the Western Oregon and Washington Province

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Brownfield, Michael E.; Cook, Troy A.; Klett, Timothy R.; Pollastro, Richard M.; Schenk, Christopher J.

    2009-01-01

    Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of 2.2 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of undiscovered natural gas and 15 million barrels of oil (MMBO) in the Western Oregon and Washington Province. More than 67 percent, or 1.5 TCF, of the undiscovered natural gas is continuous gas estimated to be coalbed gas in Tertiary coals in western Oregon and Washington.

  4. MODELING DEMOGRAPHIC PERFORMANCE OF NORTHERN SPOTTED OWLS RELATIVE TO FOREST HABITAT IN OREGON

    Microsoft Academic Search

    GAIL S. OLSON; ELIZABETH M. GLENN; ROBERT G. ANTHONY; ERIC D. FORSMAN; JANICE A. REID; PETER J. LOSCHL; WILLIAM J. RIPPLE; Flaspohler

    2004-01-01

    Abstract: Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) are known,to be associated with late-successional forests in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, but the effects of habitat on their demographic performance are rel- atively unknown.,We developed statistical models,relating owl survival and productivity to forest cover types within the Roseburg Study Area in the Oregon Coast Range of Oregon, USA. We

  5. An environmental streamflow assessment for the Santiam River basin, Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Risley, John C.; Wallick, J. Rose; Mangano, Joseph F.; Jones, Krista L.

    2012-01-01

    The Santiam River is a tributary of the Willamette River in northwestern Oregon and drains an area of 1,810 square miles. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operates four dams in the basin, which are used primarily for flood control, hydropower production, recreation, and water-quality improvement. The Detroit and Big Cliff Dams were constructed in 1953 on the North Santiam River. The Green Peter and Foster Dams were completed in 1967 on the South Santiam River. The impacts of the structures have included a decrease in the frequency and magnitude of floods and an increase in low flows. For three North Santiam River reaches, the median of annual 1-day maximum streamflows decreased 42–50 percent because of regulated streamflow conditions. Likewise, for three reaches in the South Santiam River basin, the median of annual 1-day maximum streamflows decreased 39–52 percent because of regulation. In contrast to their effect on high flows, the dams increased low flows. The median of annual 7-day minimum flows in six of the seven study reaches increased under regulated streamflow conditions between 60 and 334 percent. On a seasonal basis, median monthly streamflows decreased from February to May and increased from September to January in all the reaches. However, the magnitude of these impacts usually decreased farther downstream from dams because of cumulative inflow from unregulated tributaries and groundwater entering the North, South, and main-stem Santiam Rivers below the dams. A Wilcox rank-sum test of monthly precipitation data from Salem, Oregon, and Waterloo, Oregon, found no significant difference between the pre-and post-dam periods, which suggests that the construction and operation of the dams since the 1950s and 1960s are a primary cause of alterations to the Santiam River basin streamflow regime. In addition to the streamflow analysis, this report provides a geomorphic characterization of the Santiam River basin and the associated conceptual framework for assessing possible geomorphic and ecological changes in response to river-flow modifications. Suggestions for future biomonitoring and investigations are also provided. This study was one in a series of similar tributary streamflow and geomorphic studies conducted for the Willamette Sustainable Rivers Project. The Sustainable Rivers Project is a national effort by the USACE and The Nature Conservancy to develop environmental flow requirements in regulated river systems.

  6. Notes from the field: campylobacteriosis outbreak associated with consuming undercooked chicken liver pâté - Ohio and Oregon, December 2013-January 2014.

    PubMed

    Scott, Magdalena Kendall; Geissler, Aimee; Poissant, Tasha; DeBess, Emilio; Melius, Beth; Eckmann, Kaye; Salehi, Ellen; Cieslak, Paul R

    2015-04-17

    On January 8, 2014, the Ohio Department of Health notified the Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD) of campylobacteriosis in two Ohio residents recently returned from Oregon. The travelers reported consuming chicken liver pâté* at an Oregon restaurant. On January 10, OPHD received additional reports of campylobacteriosis in two persons who had consumed chicken liver pâté at another Oregon restaurant. Campylobacter jejuni was isolated in cultures of fecal specimens from three patients. OPHD investigated to determine the sources of the illnesses and to institute preventive measures. PMID:25879900

  7. 50 CFR 226.210 - Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...false Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California Coasts Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). 226...210 Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch ),...

  8. 50 CFR 226.210 - Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...false Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California Coasts Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). 226...210 Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch ),...

  9. 50 CFR 226.210 - Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...false Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California Coasts Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). 226...210 Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch ),...

  10. 50 CFR 226.210 - Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...false Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California Coasts Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). 226...210 Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch ),...

  11. 50 CFR 226.210 - Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...false Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Southern Oregon/Northern California Coasts Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). 226...210 Central California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch ),...

  12. Digital Data for Volcano Hazards of the Three Sisters Region, Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Schilling, S.P.; Doelger, S.; Scott, W.E.; Iverson, R.M.

    2008-01-01

    Three Sisters is one of three active volcanic centers that lie close to rapidly growing communities and resort areas in Central Oregon. The major composite volcanoes of this area are clustered near the center of the region and include South Sister, Middle Sister, and Broken Top. Additionally, hundreds of mafic volcanoes are scattered throughout the Three Sisters area. These range from small cinder cones to large shield volcanoes like North Sister and Belknap Crater. Hazardous events include landslides from the steep flanks of large volcanoes and floods, which need not be triggered by eruptions, as well as eruption-triggered events such as fallout of tephra (volcanic ash) and lava flows. A proximal hazard zone roughly 20 kilometers (12 miles) in diameter surrounding the Three Sisters and Broken Top could be affected within minutes of the onset of an eruption or large landslide. Distal hazard zones that follow river valleys downstream from the Three Sisters and Broken Top could be inundated by lahars (rapid flows of water-laden rock and mud) generated either by melting of snow and ice during eruptions or by large landslides. Slow-moving lava flows could issue from new mafic volcanoes almost anywhere within the region. Fallout of tephra from eruption clouds can affect areas hundreds of kilometers (miles) downwind, so eruptions at volcanoes elsewhere in the Cascade Range also contribute to volcano hazards in Central Oregon. Scientists at the Cascades Volcano Observatory created a geographic information system (GIS) data set which depicts proximal and distal lahar hazard zones as well as a regional lava flow hazard zone for Three Sisters (USGS Open-File Report 99-437, Scott and others, 1999). The various distal lahar zones were constructed from LaharZ software using 20, 100, and 500 million cubic meter input flow volumes. Additionally, scientists used the depositional history of past events in the Three Sisters Region as well as experience and judgment derived from the study of volcanoes to help construct the regional hazard zone.

  13. Petrologic, tectonic, and metallogenic evolution of the Ancestral Cascades magmatic arc, Washington, Oregon, and northern California

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    du Bray, Edward A.; John, David A.

    2011-01-01

    Present-day High Cascades arc magmatism was preceded by ~40 m.y. of nearly cospatial magmatism represented by the ancestral Cascades arc in Washington, Oregon, and northernmost California (United States). Time-space-composition relations for the ancestral Cascades arc have been synthesized from a recent compilation of more than 4000 geochemical analyses and associated age data. Neither the composition nor distribution of ancestral Cascades magmatism was uniform along the length of the ancestral arc through time. Initial (>40 to 36 Ma) ancestral Cascades magmatism (mostly basalt and basaltic andesite) was focused at the north end of the arc between the present-day locations of Mount Rainier and the Columbia River. From 35 to 18 Ma, initial basaltic andesite and andesite magmatism evolved to include dacite and rhyolite; magmatic activity became more voluminous and extended along most of the arc. Between 17 and 8 Ma, magmatism was focused along the part of the arc coincident with the northern two-thirds of Oregon and returned to more mafic compositions. Subsequent ancestral Cascades magmatism was dominated by basaltic andesite to basalt prior to the post–4 Ma onset of High Cascades magmatism. Transitional tholeiitic to calc-alkaline compositions dominated early (before 40 to ca. 25 Ma) ancestral Cascades eruptive products, whereas the majority of the younger arc rocks have a calc-alkaline affinity. Tholeiitic compositions characteristic of the oldest ancestral arc magmas suggest development associated with thin, immature crust and slab window processes, whereas the younger, calc-alkaline magmas suggest interaction with thicker, more evolved crust and more conventional subduction-related magmatic processes. Presumed changes in subducted slab dip through time also correlate with fundamental magma composition variation. The predominance of mafic compositions during latest ancestral arc magmatism and throughout the history of modern High Cascades magmatism probably reflects extensional tectonics that dominated during these periods of arc magmatism. Mineral deposits associated with ancestral Cascades arc rocks are uncommon; most are small and low grade relative to those found in other continental magmatic arcs. The small size, low grade, and dearth of deposits, especially in the southern two-thirds of the ancestral arc, probably reflect many factors, the most important of which may be the prevalence of extensional tectonics within this arc domain during this magmatic episode. Progressive clockwise rotation of the forearc block west of the evolving Oregon part of the ancestral Cascades magmatism produced an extensional regime that did not foster significant mineral deposit formation. In contrast, the Washington arc domain developed in a transpressional to mildly compressive regime that was more conducive to magmatic processes and hydrothermal fluid channeling critical to deposit formation. Small, low-grade porphyry copper deposits in the northern third of the ancestral Cascades arc segment also may be a consequence of more mature continental crust, including a Mesozoic component, beneath Washington north of Mount St. Helens.

  14. Channel change and bed-material transport in the Umpqua River basin, Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Wallick, J. Rose; O'Connor, Jim E.; Anderson, Scott; Mackenzie, Keith K.; Cannon, Charles; Risley, John C.

    2011-01-01

    The Umpqua River drains 12,103 square kilometers of western Oregon; with headwaters in the Cascade Range, the river flows through portions of the Klamath Mountains and Oregon Coast Range before entering the Pacific Ocean. Above the head of tide, the Umpqua River, along with its major tributaries, the North and South Umpqua Rivers, flows on a mixed bedrock and alluvium bed, alternating between bedrock rapids and intermittent, shallow gravel bars composed of gravel to cobble-sized clasts. These bars have been a source of commercial aggregate since the mid-twentieth century. Below the head of tide, the Umpqua River contains large bars composed of mud and sand. Motivated by ongoing permitting and aquatic habitat concerns related to in-stream gravel mining on the fluvial reaches, this study evaluated spatial and temporal trends in channel change and bed-material transport for 350 kilometers of river channel along the Umpqua, North Umpqua, and South Umpqua Rivers. The assessment produced (1) detailed mapping of the active channel, using aerial photographs and repeat surveys, and (2) a quantitative estimation of bed-material flux that drew upon detailed measurements of particle size and lithology, equations of transport capacity, and a sediment yield analysis. Bed-material transport capacity estimates at 45 sites throughout the South Umpqua and main stem Umpqua Rivers for the period 1951-2008 result in wide-ranging transport capacity estimates, reflecting the difficulty of applying equations of bed-material transport to a supply-limited river. Median transport capacity values calculated from surface-based equations of bedload transport for each of the study reaches provide indications of maximum possible transport rates and range from 8,000 to 27,000 metric tons per year (tons/yr) for the South Umpqua River and 20,000 to 82,000 metric tons/yr for the main stem Umpqua River upstream of the head of tide; the North Umpqua River probably contributes little bed material. A plausible range of average annual transport rates for the South and main stem Umpqua Rivers, based on bedload transport capacity estimates for bars with reasonable values for reference shear stress, is between 500 and 20,000 metric tons/yr. An empirical bed-material yield analysis predicts 20,000-50,000 metric tons/yr on the South Umpqua River and main stem Umpqua River through the Oregon Coast Range, decreasing to approximately 30,000 metric tons/yr at the head of tide. Surveys of individual mining sites in the South Umpqua River indicate minimum local bed-material flux rates that are typically less than 10,000 metric tons/yr but range up to 30,600 metric tons/yr in high-flow years. On the basis of all of these analyses, actual bedload flux in most years is probably less than 25,000 metric tons/yr in the South Umpqua and main stem Umpqua Rivers, with the North Umpqua River probably contributing negligible amounts. For comparison, the estimated annual volume of commercial gravel extraction from the South Umpqua River between 2001 and 2004 ranged from 610 to 36,570 metric tons, indicating that historical in-stream gravel extraction may have been a substantial fraction of the overall bedload flux.

  15. Helium Isotope Compositions in Springs From the Three Sisters Region, Central Oregon, USA.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Van Soest, M. C.; Kennedy, B. M.; Evans, W. C.; Mariner, R. H.

    2001-12-01

    The Three Sisters region has recently come under increased scrutiny after the discovery by Satellite Radar Interferometry (InSAR) of a broad area of uplift centered approximately 5 km west of the South Sister volcanic edifice (Wicks et al., 2001). The bulge, which at its center reaches a maximum of 10 cm, formed between 1998-2000. The exact cause for the uplift is unknown, but observations from other volcanoes and results from numerical modeling imply that the most likely cause is the movement of magma up to mid-crustal ( ~6.5 km depth) levels (Wicks et al., 2001). The area of uplift coincides with an area where spring chemistry shows anomalously high levels of chloride and carbon emissions (Ingebritsen et al., 1994). These features pre-date the bulge by at least a decade and can also be indicative of a magmatic source. It is unclear if the bulge and the geochemical anomalies are directly related, but both point to the presence of magma below the Three Sisters area. Within the scope of a monitoring project that has recently been initiated to study the development of the bulge and any accompanying changes in the fluid/gas chemistry of springs in the Three Sisters area, 10 gas samples were collected for noble gas analysis in July 2001. Two of these samples were taken from cold bubbling springs located close to the center of the bulge and the remaining 8 were obtained from well documented geothermal springs within the general area of Central Oregon. Helium isotope ratios (reported as Rc/Ra where Rc = air corrected 3He/4Hesample and Ra = 3He/4Heair) for these 8 samples range from 2.8 to 5.1 Ra which is in agreement with existing data reported in a study carried out by Unocal in the early 1980's of geothermal springs in this area. The data show a relationship with distance to the bulge/South Sister volcano: all samples within a radius of ~30 km have helium isotope ratios in the range of 4.5 to 5.1 Ra, while samples that fall outside this radius have distinctly lower helium isotope ratios (<4 Ra). The two samples from the center of the uplift area have helium isotope ratios that are significantly higher (7.4 and 8.6 Ra) than the data for the other springs. This clearly demonstrates the presence of a mantle derived magma at some depth below the bulge and the occurrence of permeable pathways to the surface for gas of magmatic origin. At this time, due to a lack of literature noble gas data for the exact area of the bulge, it cannot be determined if the occurrence of these high ratios, which are a common feature in other Cascade Range volcanoes, coincided with the formation of the bulge or if they predate the uplift. This remains a subject for further study. References: Wicks, C. Jr., Dzurisin, D, Ingebritsen, S. E., Thatcher, W., Lu, Z., and Iversen, J. (2001) Magmatic activity beneath the quiescent Three Sisters volcanic center, central Oregon Cascade Range, USA, abstract AGU Fall meeting, this volume. Ingebritsen, S. E., Mariner, R. H., and Sherrod, D. R. (1994) Hydrothermal systems of the Cascade Range, North-Central Oregon. USGS Professional paper 1044-L 88p. Acknowledgements: We acknowledge Unocal for granting permission to use helium isotope data collected by them during a regional study in the early 1980's.

  16. Organochlorine contaminants in blubber from stranded marine mammals collected from the Northern Oregon and Southern Washington coasts: implications for re-introducing California Condors, Gymnogyps californianus, in Oregon.

    PubMed

    Gundersen, Deke T; Duffield, Deborah A; Randall, Tina; Wintle, Nate; D'Alessandro, Dalin N; Rice, James M; Shepherdson, David

    2013-03-01

    Re-introduction of California Condors into Oregon is currently being considered, but there are concerns about the safety of potential food sources of this species. Condors are opportunistic feeders and a largely available food source for this species will be stranded marine mammal carcasses. We analyzed 37 blubber samples from 7 different marine mammal species collected from the Oregon and Southern Washington coasts for 18 organochlorine (OC) pesticides and 16 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) was the most prevalent OC contaminant, making up more than 58 % of the total OC concentration measured. There were no significant differences in OC content between species or sexes. PMID:23275975

  17. Oregon state information handbook formerly utilized sites remedial action program

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    1980-12-31

    This volume is one of a series produced under contract with the DOE, by Politech Corporation to develop a legislative and regulatory data base to assist the FUSRAP management in addressing the institutional and socioeconomic issues involved in carrying out the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. This Information Handbook series contains information about all relevant government agencies at the Federal and state levels, the pertinent programs they administater, each affected state legislature, and current Federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives. This volume is a compilation of information about the State of Oregon. It contains: a description of the state executive branch structure; a summary of relevant state statutes and regulations; a description of the structure of the state legislature, identification of the officers and committee chairmen, and a summary of recent relevant legislative action; and the full text of relevant statutes and regulations.

  18. Oregon state information handbook: formerly utilized sites remedial action program

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    1980-12-31

    This volume is one of a series produced under contract with the DOE, by Politech Corporation to develop a legislative and regulatory data base to assist the FUSRAP management in addressing the institutional and socioeconomic issues involved in carrying out the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. This Information Handbook series contains information about all relevant government agencies at the Federal and state levels, the pertinent programs they administer, each affected state legislature, and current Federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives. This volume is a compilation of information about the State of Oregon. It contains a description of the state executive branch structure; a summary of relevant state statutes and regulations; a description of the structure of the state legislature, identification of the officers and committee chairmen, and a summary of recent relevant legislative action; and the full text of relevant statutes and regulations.

  19. Pumice deposits of the Klamath Indian Reservation, Klamath County, Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Walker, George Walton

    1951-01-01

    A large volume of pumice is widely distributed over the Klamath Indian Reservation in 'flow' and 'fall' deposits. The flow material on the Reservation is restricted to the area west of Klamath Marsh, and the fall material is thickest immediately southeast of the Marsh. Tests of the chemical and physical properties of the pumice indicate that the pumice is suitable, with some limitations, for use as an aggregate and as a low-grade abrasive. Preliminary examination also indicates that with proper processing it may have a potential use as pozzuolana. The pumice is similar to material now being marketed for lightweight aggregate in Oregon, but processing of the pumice is necessary to obtain a suitable size distribution of the particles.

  20. A new species of Helobdella (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae) from Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Moser, William E.; Fend, Steven V.; Richardson, Dennis J.; Hammond, Charlette I.; Lazo-Wasem, Eric A.; Govedich, Fredric R.; Gullo, Bettina S.

    2013-01-01

    Helobdella bowermani n. sp. is described from specimens collected in fine sediment of open water benthos of Upper Klamath Lake, Klamath County, Oregon. The new species has pale yellow/buff coloration with scattered chromatophore blotches throughout the dorsal surface, lateral extensions or papillae only on the a2 annulus, dorsal medial row of papillae with small papilla on a1 and larger papillae on a2 and a3, and a small oval scute (rarely triangular). Helobdella bowermani n. sp. is morphologically similar to Helobdella atli and Helobdella simplex. Molecular comparison of CO-I sequence data from H. bowermani n. sp. revealed differences of 10.6%–10.8% with Helobdella californica, differences of 12.2%–13.7% with H. atli, and differences of 12.7%–13.2% with H. simplex.

  1. Methane in surface waters of Oregon estuaries and rivers

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    de Angelis, M.A.; Lilley, M.D. (Washington Univ., Seattle (USA))

    1987-05-01

    Methane concentrations in surface waters of Oregon rivers and estuaries were measured over a four-year period. Geographic variations in riverine CH{sub 4} were observed. Results from undisturbed forest streams indicate that rivers can contain high natural levels of CH{sub 4} not attributable to pollution. Lateral diffusion and runoff from saturated forest and fertilized agricultural soils may be important in determining methane levels in rivers. Methane concentrations in well-flushed estuaries appear to be controlled mainly by mixing between high CH{sub 4}-containing river water and low CH{sub 4}-containing seawater endmembers. Rivers and estuaries were found to be sources of methane to the atmosphere. Calculated daily fluxes to the atmosphere ranged from 1.2 to 71 mg CH{sub 4} sq m for rivers and from 0.04 to 21 mg CH{sub 4} sq m for estuarine samples. 24 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

  2. RESTORATION OF STREAM PHYSICAL HABITAT AND FOOD RESOURCES: INFLUENCE ON JUVENILE COHO GROWTH AND SALMON DERIVED NUTRIENT INCORPORATION IN COASTAL OREGON STREAMS

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    ABSTRACT - Stream restoration in Western Oregon and Washington includes physical habitat improvement and salmon carcass additions. However, few studies examine the effects of carcass placement on juvenile fish in western Oregon, and in particular the interaction with physical hab...

  3. Residency and movement patterns of wintering Dunlin in the Willamette Valley of Oregon

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    Sanzenbacher, P.M.; Haig, S.M.

    2002-01-01

    In the winters of 1998-1999 and 1999-2000, we tracked 67 radio-marked Dunlin (Calidris alpina) throughout the complex agricultural landscape of the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Individual birds were tracked across 8-week sampling periods and indicated a high degree of regional fidelity throughout the three winter sampling periods. Birds exhibited varied degrees of fidelity to specific wetland sites and were detected at an average of nine different sites. Distances traveled within the region were extensive and greatest during late winter. Females ranged farther from capture sites than males, and movement from capture sites for all birds was greatest during late winter. Mean home-range size (95% minimum convex polygons) of birds was 258.2 ?? 44.8 km2 (SE) and was greatest during late winter. Diurnal roosts were identified as centers of activities and daily movements were most pronounced during crepuscular periods. These data represent the most extensive documentation of winter movements for a shorebird at an inland site. Findings indicate Dunlin were winter residents, and extensive local movements suggest a high degree of functional connectivity of habitats.

  4. Residency and movement patterns of wintering dunlin in the Willamette Valley of Oregon

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    Sanzenbacher, Peter; Haig, Susan M.

    2002-01-01

    In the winters of 1998a??1999 and 1999a??2000, we tracked 67 radio-marked Dunlin (Calidris alpina) throughout the complex agricultural landscape of the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Individual birds were tracked across 8-week sampling periods and indicated a high degree of regional fidelity throughout the three winter sampling periods. Birds exhibited varied degrees of fidelity to specific wetland sites and were detected at an average of nine different sites. Distances traveled within the region were extensive and greatest during late winter. Females ranged farther from capture sites than males, and movement from capture sites for all birds was greatest during late winter. Mean home-range size (95% minimum convex polygons) of birds was 258.2 A? 44.8 km2 (SE) and was greatest during late winter. Diurnal roosts were identified as centers of activities and daily movements were most pronounced during crepuscular periods. These data represent the most extensive documentation of winter movements for a shorebird at an inland site. Findings indicate Dunlin were winter residents, and extensive local movements suggest a high degree of functional connectivity of habitats.

  5. Neotectonic analysis of upper klamath lake, oregon: New insights from seismic reflection data

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    Liberty, L.M.; Pratt, T.L.; Lyle, M.; Madin, I.P.

    2009-01-01

    We present marine high-resolution seismic reflection data from Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, to discern the underlying structure and estimate Quaternary slip rates in this actively extending Basin and Range system. The sediment patterns and structures imaged on our seismic profiles reveal a complex geologic system that reflects a changing climate record, shallow water conditions, growth faulting, contrasting sediment sources, and high slip rates. We observe that Upper Klamath Lake is a sedimentsaturated environment, and sediment accumulation rates are therefore controlled by basin subsidence rather than sediment supply. Published slip rates for Holocene extension are greater than our determined late Quaternary slip rates, assuming reasonable rates of deposition. The apparent increased Holocene fault-slip rates may be in part an artifact of long recurrence intervals between major earthquakes, with recent seismicity accommodating long-term strain. The quantity of observed faults below the lake is at least an order of magnitude greater than those mapped outside the lake, suggesting that many hidden faults throughout the region may be unaccounted for when estimating Basin and Range extension rates. Copyright ?? 2009 The Geological Society of America. All rights reserved.

  6. Algal conditions and the potential for future algal problems in the Willamette River, Oregon

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    Rickert, David A.; Petersen, R.R.; McKenzie, S.W.; Hines, W.G.; Wille, S.A.

    1977-01-01

    For nearly half a century the Willamette River in Oregon experienced severe dissolved-oxygen problems related to large loads of organically rich waste waters from industries and municipalities. Since the mid-1950 's dissolved oxygen quality has gradually improved owing to low-flow augmentation, the achievement of basinwide secondary treatment, and the use of other waste-management practices. As a result, summer dissolved-oxygen levels have increased, salmon runs have returned, and the overall effort is widely regarded as a singular water-quality success. To document the improved dissolved-oxygen regimen, the U.S. Geological Survey conducted intensive studies of the Willamette during the summer low-flow seasons of 1973 and 1974. During each summer the mean daily dissolved-oxygen levels were found to be higher than 5 milligrams per liter throughout the river. Because of the basinwide secondary treatment, carbonaceous deoxygenation rates were low. In addition, almost half of the biochemical oxygen demand entering the Willamette was from diffuse (nonpoint) sources rather than outfalls. These results indicated that point-source biochemical oxygen demand was no longer the primary cause of dissolved-oxygen depletion. Instead, the major causes of deoxygenation were nitrification in a shallow ' surface active ' reach below Salem and an anomalous oxygen demand (believed to be primarily of benthal origin) in Portland Harbor. (Woodard-USGS)

  7. Addressing public health risks for cyanobacteria in recreational freshwaters: the Oregon and Vermont framework.

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    Stone, David; Bress, William

    2007-01-01

    Toxigenic cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue green algae, are an emerging public health issue. The toxins produced by cyanobacteria have been detected across the United States in marine, freshwater and estuarine systems and associated with adverse health outcomes. The intent of this paper is to focus on how to address risk in a recreational freshwater scenario when toxigenic cyanobacteria are present. Several challenges exist for monitoring, assessing and posting water bodies and advising the public when toxigenic cyanobacteria are present. These include addressing different recreational activities that are associated with varying levels of risk, the dynamic temporal and spatial aspects of blooms, data gaps in toxicological information and the lack of training and resources for adequate surveillance. Without uniform federal guidance, numerous states have taken public health action for cyanobacteria with different criteria. Vermont and Oregon independently developed a tiered decision-making framework to reduce risk to recreational users when toxigenic cyanobacteria are present. This framework is based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative information. PMID:17283602

  8. Septicemic pasteurellosis in free-ranging neonatal pronghorn in Oregon

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    Dunbar, Michael R.; Wolcott, Mark J.; Rimler, R.B.; Berlowski, Brenda M.

    2000-01-01

    As part of a study to determine the cause(s) of population decline and low survival of pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) neonates on Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (HMNAR), Oregon (USA), 55 of 104 neonates captured during May 1996 and 1997 were necropsied (n = 28, 1996; n = 27, 1997) to determine cause of death. Necropsies were conducted on fawns that died during May, June, or July of each year. The objectives of this study were to report the occurrence and pathology of pasteurellosis in neonates and determine if the isolated strain of Pasteurella multocida was unique. Septicemic pasteurellosis, caused by P. multocida, was diagnosed as the cause of death for two neonates in May and June 1997. Necropsy findings included widely scattered petechial and ecchymotic hemorrhages found over a large portion of the subcutaneous tissue, meninges of the brain, epicardium, skeletal muscle, and serosal surface of the thorasic and abdominal cavities. Histological examination of lung tissues revealed diffuse congestion and edema and moderate to marked multifocal infiltrate of macrophages, neutrophils, and numerous bacteria within many terminal bronchioles and alveoli. Pasteurella multocida serotypes A:3,4, and B:1 were isolated from several tissues including lung, intestinal, thorasic fluid, and heart blood. Each B:1 isolate had DNA restriction endonuclease fingerprint profiles distinct from isolates previously characterized from domestic cattle, swan (Olor spp.), moose (Alces alces), and pronghorn from Montana (USA). This is the first report of pasteurellosis in pronghorn from Oregon and the B:1 isolates appear to be unique in comparison to DNA fingerprint profiles from selected domestic and wild species.

  9. Septicemic pasteurellosis in free-ranging neonatal pronghorn in Oregon.

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    Dunbar, M R; Wolcott, M J; Rimler, R B; Berlowski, B M

    2000-04-01

    As part of a study to determine the cause(s) of population decline and low survival of pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) neonates on Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (HMNAR), Oregon (USA), 55 of 104 neonates captured during May 1996 and 1997 were necropsied (n = 28, 1996; n = 27, 1997) to determine cause of death. Necropsies were conducted on fawns that died during May, June, or July of each year. The objectives of this study were to report the occurrence and pathology of pasteurellosis in neonates and determine if the isolated strain of Pasteurella multocida was unique. Septicemic pasteurellosis, caused by P. multocida, was diagnosed as the cause of death for two neonates in May and June 1997. Necropsy findings included widely scattered petechial and ecchymotic hemorrhages found over a large portion of the subcutaneous tissue, meninges of the brain, epicardium, skeletal muscle, and serosal surface of the thorasic and abdominal cavities. Histological examination of lung tissues revealed diffuse congestion and edema and moderate to marked multifocal infiltrate of macrophages, neutrophils, and numerous bacteria within many terminal bronchioles and alveoli. Pasteurella multocida serotypes A:3,4, and B:1 were isolated from several tissues including lung, intestinal, thorasic fluid, and heart blood. Each B:1 isolate had DNA restriction endonuclease fingerprint profiles distinct from isolates previously characterized from domestic cattle, swan (Olor spp.), moose (Alces alces), and pronghorn from Montana (USA). This is the first report of pasteurellosis in pronghorn from Oregon and the B:1 isolates appear to be unique in comparison to DNA fingerprint profiles from selected domestic and wild species. PMID:10813624

  10. K.M. Burnett, 2001, Relationships Among Juvenile Anadromous Salmonids, Their Freshwater Habitat, and Landscape Characteristics Over Multiple Years and Spatial Scales in the Elk River, Oregon, PhD dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

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    habitat was demonstrated for a mountainous area where forestry is the primary land use. Riparian areasK.M. Burnett, 2001, Relationships Among Juvenile Anadromous Salmonids, Their Freshwater Habitat of Landscape Characteristics on Channel Unit Features in Tributaries of the Elk River, Oregon K.M. Burnett U

  11. Potential hydrologic effects of developing coal and other geoenergy resources in Oregon: a review

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    Sidle, W.C.

    1981-01-01

    Geoenergy resources in Oregon, in addition to coal, include noncommercial deposits of oil shale, natural gas, and geothermal heat. Commercial quantities of natural gas were discovered at Mist in northwestern Oregon in 1979. Gas presently is being produced from five wells and additional exploratory drilling is underway. More than 2 million acres of Oregon land is under lease for petroleum and natural gas exploration, mostly in the Astoria embayment-Willamette syncline, central (Oregon) Paleozoic-Mesozoic basin, and eastern Tertiary nonmarine basin. The Cascade Range and eastern Oregon contain sizable resources of geothermal heat, of which a small part has been developed for space heating at Klamath Falls and Lakeview. Thirteen Known Geothermal Resource Areas (KGRA's) comprising 432,000 acres have been identified, 422,000 acres are currently leased for geothermal development. KGRA's judged to have potential for generation of electrical power are Newberry Crater, Crump Geyser, and Alvord Desert. No adverse hydrologic effects have been noted to date from coal or other geoenergy exploration or development in Oregon, and no effects are expected if federal and state regulations are adhered to. The southwestern Oregon coals would have to be mined by underground methods. Potential hydrologic impacts would be local increases in sedimentation, turbidity, and mineralization of surface and ground water. Water-quality degradation, including both thermal pollution and increased concentrations of dissolved minerals, could result from geothermal development. Other potential problems include land subsidence and consumptive use of water associated with both coal and geothermal development. 53 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  12. University of Oregon | Public and Government Affairs | 541-346-5020 | gcr@uoregon.edu | 12/12/12 | p.1 A Public Institutional Board for the University of Oregon

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    Oregon, University of

    to advance the state's 40-40-20 educational goals, the UO needs access to capital. A public institutional tuition. As a public university, the UO is committed to providing access for Oregon residents. TuitionUniversity of Oregon | Public and Government Affairs | 541-346-5020 | gcr@uoregon.edu | 12

  13. Preliminary interim test report: Oregon State University - Weyerhaeuser experiments, Oregon State University wood combustion test facility. Technical progress report No. 16, September 16, 1978September 15, 1979

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    K. L. Tuttle; D. C. Junge

    1979-01-01

    Weyerhaeuser Company contracted to modify the Oregon State University experimental combustor during June and July 1978 to facilitate the combustion testing proposed by the Test Plan (included as Appendix E) for August and September 1978. The tests were a joint effort between OSU and Weyerhaeuser, with the results being reported to OSU in an Interim Report to expedite transfer of

  14. The Computer: Extension of the Human Mind. Proceedings, Annual Summer Conference, College of Education, University of Oregon (3rd, Eugene, Oregon, July 21-23, 1982).

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    ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.

    Twenty-two speakers attending the University of Oregon College of Education's Third Annual Summer Conference, entitled "The Computer: Extension of the Human Mind," in July, 1982, submitted their papers for publication in this volume of conference proceedings. Papers of a wide-ranging speculative or theoretical nature were presented in general…

  15. Teachers' Salaries in Oregon: A Longitudinal Study of Oregon Public Schools, Community Colleges, and the State System of Higher Education from 1976-77 through 1985-86.

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    Bogen, Gerald K.; And Others

    This study examines (1) the financial consequences of pursuing teaching as a profession in Oregon and (2) the progression of teachers' salaries at three levels of public education (elementary-secondary, community college, and university) over the period 1976-77 through 1985-86. A longitudinal research design focused on two cohorts of teachers:…

  16. 281Vole Sign Indices Jennifer A. Gervais1, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis,

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    Gervais, Jennifer

    281Vole Sign Indices Jennifer A. Gervais1, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 Testing Sign Indices to Monitor Voles in Grasslands and Agriculture Abstract I evaluated the use of sign indices as indicators of relative vole population abundances

  17. 78 FR 61389 - Sanyo Solar of Oregon, LLC, Wafer Slicing and Quality Control Operations, Including On-Site...

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    2013-10-03

    ...TA-W-82,703] Sanyo Solar of Oregon, LLC, Wafer Slicing and Quality Control Operations...workers of Sanyo Solar of Oregon, LLC, Wafer Slicing and Quality Control Operations...engaged in the production of polysilicon wafers and included workers who supplied...

  18. Preventing Infectious Aerosol Hazards to Laboratorians: A Team Effort To Obtain Biological Safety Cabinets for Oregon Sentinel Hospital Labs

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    T. McGivern

    2004-01-01

    ISSUE: In November 2002, 44 hospital labs performing high-complexity microbiology on wound, respiratory, and\\/or blood culture specimens were enrolled into the Oregon Laboratory Response Network (OLRN) as “sentinels.” Twelve of the 44 OLRN labs (27%) had inadequate or no biological safety cabinets (BSCs). Coordinated by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratories (OSPHL) and complying with the Centers of Disease Control

  19. 78 FR 6832 - Call for Nominations for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council, Oregon/Washington

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    2013-01-31

    ...Call for Nominations for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council, Oregon/Washington...BLM) Oregon/ Washington John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC). Citizens...at 43 CFR subpart 1784. The John Day-Snake RAC seeks nominations to fill one...

  20. Consider these sobering facts: Demand for registered nurses in Oregon currently exceeds supply by 25 percent. By

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    's nurses come from? but Who will teach them? and How can they advance nursing science for all? The impact, Oregon's only academic health center. Who Will Teach Tomorrow's Nurses? Expanding our nursing workforceConsider these sobering facts: · Demand for registered nurses in Oregon currently exceeds supply

  1. Spatial Correlation of Historical Salmon Spawning Sites to Historical Splash Dam Locations in the Oregon Coast Range

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    Spatial Correlation of Historical Salmon Spawning Sites to Historical Splash Dam Locations in the Oregon Coast Range By Rebecca Miller Geo 565 Option 2 Final Photo 1: Assen Brothers Splash Dam in 1912, Middle Creek Oregon. Photo courtesy of Coos County Historical Society Introduction Splash dams

  2. Child Abuse and Neglect in Klamath County, Oregon: A birds-eye view of service provision and community partner relationships

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Child Abuse and Neglect in Klamath County, Oregon: A birds-eye view of service provision 3 Methods 7 Quantitative Analysis 8 Reasons for Child Abuse and Wornell, 2011 i Child Abuse and Neglect in Klamath County, Oregon: A birdseye view of service

  3. Characteristics and VA Health Care Utilization of U.S. Veterans Who Completed Suicide in Oregon between 2000 and 2005

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    Basham, Chandra; Denneson, Lauren M.; Millet, Lisa; Shen, Xun; Duckart, Jonathan; Dobscha, Steven K.

    2011-01-01

    Oregon Violent Death Reporting System data were linked with Veterans Affairs (VA) administrative data to identify and describe veterans who completed suicide in Oregon from 2000 to 2005 (n = 968), and to describe their VA health care utilization in the year prior to death. Twenty-two percent had received health care in the VA system. Of these, 57%…

  4. Evaluating the Use of Microcomputers in Oregon Secondary Schools: The Perceptions of the Department Head. Statewide Survey, 1989.

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    Lamon, William E.; Sanner, James W.

    Data for the Oregon Microcomputer Survey were collected in May 1989 via questionnaires for each of the department heads in a stratified random sample of 94 middle and high schools throughout Oregon. Designed to obtain information on the perceptions and reactions of the department heads to the status of microcomputers in their departments, the…

  5. Spatial and Temporal Variability of the M2 Internal Tide Generation and Propagation on the Oregon Shelf

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    Spatial and Temporal Variability of the M2 Internal Tide Generation and Propagation on the Oregon is implemented along the Oregon coast to study average characteristics and intermittency of the M2 internal tide the barotropic to baroclinic tide are computed from high-pass-filtered, harmonically analyzed model results

  6. ENZYMATIC ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE DECOMPOSITION OF CONIFEROUS LEAF LITTER

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    The rate of CO2 evolution at 23C and 75% moisture content for a diverse group of coniferous leaf litter samples from Oregon was measured. Significant correlations (1% level) were observed between the rate of CO2 evolution and the activity of amylase, cellulase, and xylanase (r=0....

  7. Cellular/Molecular Detecting Activity in Olfactory Bulb Glomeruli with

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    Newman, Eric A.

    Cellular/Molecular Detecting Activity in Olfactory Bulb Glomeruli with Astrocyte Recording Didier, Oregon 97239 In the olfactory bulb, axons of olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) expressing the same to examine functional compartmentalization within and between olfactory bulb glomeruli. Key words: olfactory

  8. Impacts of timber harvesting on historic sediment accumulation rates in the Coos Bay estuary, Oregon

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    Mathabane, N.; Roering, J. J.

    2014-12-01

    The expansion and development of human infrastructure along the coastline of the Pacific Northwest has profound consequences for the habitability and general ecological health of coastal ecosystems. Coos County, one of the most economically critical regions of the Oregon Coast, experienced vigorous timber harvest activity in the aftermath of WWII that declined in the last several decades. This period of extractive land use may have drastically altered the sediment supply in the major catchments of the Coos and Millicoma Rivers and lead to variations in sediment flux into the Coos Bay estuary. Accurate sediment flux histories are critical data for deciphering the relative importance of climate and land use factors such as logging and road construction on sediment production. Reduction of root reinforcement following timber harvest increases the likelihood of shallow landsliding and debris flows. In addition, forest roads increase sediment production due to overland flow and entrainment of fine sediments on hydrologically connected roads. Although these processes have been documented in small watersheds, their compounded effect on estuaries and coastal settings has not been well documented. We use Pb-210 activities derived from sediment cores taken at various locations in the Coos Bay estuary to establish temporal variations in sediment accumulation rates (SARs). Our cores will also be analyzed to assess dissolved oxygen and other proxies for ecosystem functioning. By correlating these SARs with quantitative metrics for timber extraction rate such as board feet per year and qualitative evaluations from historical photos, we propose to document the cumulative effect of historic forest practices. The temporal resolution provided by this technique should allow us to link changes in estuarine sedimentation to changes in land use as well as climatic triggers such as storms. The conclusions of this study will add valuable information regarding the ultimate impact of industry on coastal habitats.

  9. The structure of western warbler assemblages: Analysis of foraging behavior and habitat selection in Oregon

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    Morrison, M.L.

    1981-01-01

    This study examines the foraging behavior and habitat selection of a MacGillivray's (Oporornis tolmiei) Orange-crowned (Vermivora celata)---Wilson's (Wilsonia pusilla) warbler assemblage that occurred on early-growth clearcutsi n western Oregon during breeding. Sites were divided into two groups based on the presence or absence of deciduous trees. Density estimates for each species were nearly identical between site classes except for Wilson's, whose density declined on nondeciduous tree sites. Analysis of vegetation parameters within the territories of the species identified deciduous tree cover as the variable of primary importance in the separation of warblers on each site, so that the assemblage could be arranged on a continuum of increasing deciduous tree cover. MacGillivray's and Wilson's extensively used shrub cover and deciduous tree cover, respectively; Orange-crowns were associated with both vegetation types. When the deciduous tree cover was reduced, Orange-crowns concentrated foraging activities in shrub cover and maintained nondisturbanced ensities.I ndices of foraging-height diversity showed a marked decrease after the removal of deciduous trees. All species except MacGillivray's foraged lower in the vegatative substrate on the nondeciduous tree sites; MacGillivray's concentrated foraging activities in the low shrub cover on both sites. Indices of foraging overlap revealed a general pattern of decreased segregation by habitat after removal of deciduous trees. I suggest that the basic patterns of foraging behavior and habitat selection evidenced today in western North America were initially developed by ancestral warblers before their invasion of the west. Species successfully colonizing western habitats were probably preadapted to the conditions they encountered, with new habitats occupied without obvious evolutionary modifications.

  10. Short-term occupancy and abundance dynamics of the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) across its core range

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    Adams, Michael J.; Pearl, Christopher A.; Mccreary, Brome; Galvan, Stephanie

    2014-01-01

    The Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) occupies only a fraction of its original range and is listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. We surveyed 93 sites in a rotating frame design (2010–13) in the Klamath and Deschutes Basins, Oregon, which encompass most of the species’ core extant range. Oregon spotted frogs are declining in abundance and probability of site occupancy. We did not find an association between the probability that Oregon spotted frogs disappear from a site (local extinction) and any of the variables hypothesized to affect Oregon spotted frog occupancy. This 4-year study provides baseline data, but the 4-year period was too short to draw firm conclusions. Further study is essential to understand how habitat changes and management practices relate to the status and trends of this species.

  11. A Holocene paleomagnetic record from Fish Lake, Oregon.

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    Ziegler, L. B.; Stoner, J. S.; Abbott, M. B.; Finkenbinder, M. S.; Hatfield, R. G.; Konyndyk, D.; Reilly, B.; Hillman, A. L.

    2014-12-01

    Paleo-geomagnetic observations provide fundamental models of the core and the geodynamo that cannot other- wise be obtained. Data and modeling studies are beginning to show that regions of concentrated magnetic flux (flux lobes) on the Core-Mantle boundary, those observed historically and others only hinted at from the short historical record, impose a structure on the geomagnetic field that may govern at least some components of geo- magnetic change. Accumulating evidence suggests that this structure reflects the influence of the lower mantle, yet this structure and the evolution of the geomagnetic field within it, even for the Holocene, are only beginning to be- come apparent. Comparison of specific, well-dated Holocene timeseries of PSV (sedimentary and archeomagnetic) inclination, declination, and paleointensity at key locations can provide intriguing insight when viewed through the lens of the known historical and assumed millennial flux lobes. A limiting factor for these studies is the uneven distribution of high quality data with independent chronologies, with Europe and the North Atlantic having better constrained data sets than North America. To begin to fill this data gap, we present initial results from an ongoing study of the paleomagnetic record from Fish Lake, Oregon. Initial evaluation of directions and intensity along with the construction of an independent chronology allow us to assess and build upon prior results to constrain the evolution of the North American flux lobe and refine our understanding of paleo-geomagnetic change during the Holocene.

  12. Economic Impacts of Geothermal Development in Deschutes County, Oregon.

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    Sifford, Alex; Beale, Kasi

    1991-12-01

    This study provides local economic impact estimates for a 100 megawatt (MW) geothermal power project in Oregon. The hypothetical project would be Deschutes County. Bonneville Power Administration commissioned this study to quantify such impacts as part of regional confirmation work recommended by the Northwest Power Planning Council and its advisors. Deschutes County was chosen as it has both identified resources and industry interest. Geothermal energy is defined as the heat of the earth. For purposes of this study, geothermal energy is heat capable of economically generating electricity (using available technology). That translates to steam or hot water over 300{degrees}F. Local economical impacts include direct, indirect, and induced changes in the local economy. Direct economic impacts result for the costs of plant development, construction, and operation. Indirect impacts result from household and local government purchases. Induced impacts result from continued respending as goods and services to support the households and local governments are purchased. Employment impacts of geothermal development follow a pattern similar to the economic impacts. The workers associated with plant development bring their families to the area. Additional labor is required to provide support services for the new population. Local government services must also increase to support the new community growth and the geothermal plant itself. These changes yield indirect and induced employment impacts associated with the geothermal plant.

  13. Economic Impacts of Geothermal Development in Harney County, Oregon.

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    Sifford, Alex; Beale, Kasi

    1991-12-01

    This study provides local economic impact estimates for a 100 megawatt (MW) geothermal power project in Oregon. The hypothetical project would be in Harney Count. Bonneville Power Administration commissioned this study to quantify such impacts as part of regional confirmation work recommended by the Northwest Power Planning Council and its advisors. Harney County was chosen as it has both identified resources and industry interest. Geothermal energy is defined as the heat of the earth. For purposes of this study, geothermal energy is heat capable of economically generating electricity (using available technology). That translates to steam or hot water over 300{degrees}F. Local economic impacts include direct, indirect, and induced changes in the local economy. Direct economic impacts result from the costs of plant development, construction, and operation. Indirect impacts result from household and local government purchases. Induced impacts result from continued respending as goods and services to support the households and local governments are purchased. Employment impacts of geothermal development follow a pattern similar to the economic impacts. The workers associated with plant development bring their families to the area. Additional labor is required to provide support services for the new population. Local government services must also increase to support the new community growth and the geothermal plant itself. These changes yield indirect and induced employment impacts associated with the geothermal plant.

  14. Feasibility analysis of geothermal district heating for Lakeview, Oregon

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    Not Available

    1980-12-23

    An analysis of the geothermal resource at Lakeview, Oregon, indicates that a substantial resource exists in the area capable of supporting extensive residential, commercial and industrial heat loads. Good resource productivity is expected with water temperatures of 200{degrees}F at depths of 600 to 3000 feet in the immediate vicinity of the town. Preliminary district heating system designs were developed for a Base Case serving 1170 homes, 119 commercial and municipal buildings, and a new alcohol fuel production facility; a second design was prepared for a downtown Mini-district case with 50 commercial users and the alcohol plant. Capital and operating costs were determined for both cases. Initial development of the Lakeview system has involved conducting user surveys, well tests, determinations of institutional requirements, system designs, and project feasibility analyses. A preferred approach for development will be to establish the downtown Mini-district and, as experience and acceptance are obtained, to expand the system to other areas of town. Projected energy costs for the Mini-district are $10.30 per million Btu while those for the larger Base Case design are $8.20 per million Btu. These costs are competitive with costs for existing sources of energy in the Lakeview area.

  15. National Uranium Resource Evaluation, Klamath Falls Quadrangle, Oregon and California

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    Castor, S.B.; Berry, M.R.; Robins, J.W.

    1982-07-01

    The Klamath Falls Quadrangle, Oregon, was evaluated to identify and delineate areas favorable for uranium deposits according to criteria developed for the National Uranium Resource Evaluation. Surface radiometric reconnaissance and geochemical sampling were used for overall evaluation of the quadrangle. Detailed rock sampling, geologic mapping, and examinations of uranium mines and occurrences were performed in suspected favorable areas. Results of the work indicate good potential for shallow hydrothermal volcanogenic uranium deposits in the Lakeview favorable area, which comprises a northwest-trending belt of rhyolite intrusions in the eastern half of the quadrangle. The young age, peraluminous chemistry, and low thorium-to-uranium ratios of the rhyolite intrusions, as well as low uranium content of groundwater samples, indicate that uranium has not been leached from the intrusions by ground water. Therefore, supergene uranium deposits are not likely in the area. Scattered occurrences of ash-flow tuff in the east half of the quadrangle that contain high uranium and (or) thorium contents, and four occurrences of secondary uranium minerals in ash-flow tuff, indicate possible uranium deposits in ash flows in a poorly defined area that is partially coextensive with the Lakeview favorable area. Small granitic plutons with associated quartz-tourmaline breccia veins and base-metal occurrences may also be favorable for uranium deposits but were not examined during this study.

  16. Ground water in Myrtle Creek - Glendale area, Douglas County, Oregon

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Frank, F.J.

    1979-01-01

    This report describes briefly the occurrence of ground water and presents ground-water information that will help water users, public officials, and planners to determine the probability of obtaining adequate quantities of good-quality ground water in the Myrtle Creek-Glendale area, Douglas County, Oreg. The area covers about 400 square miles in southwestern Oregon. Although the geologic formations of the area have low permeabilities and generally yield small amounts of water to wells, ground water is the chief source of water for domestic use in rural parts of the area not served by public supplies. A well capable of yielding 5 to 10 gal/min is generally adequate for a household. Where a suitable storage facility can be provided, yields of less than 5 gal/min can supply household needs. In most places in the area, the quantities of water obtainable from wells are inadequate or would be only marginally adequate for irrigation, municipal, or large industrial use. Included are maps showing a real geology, locations and chemical diagrams of wells with water analysis, ranges and medians of depth to water and depth to wells, and median yield capabilities of existing wells. Also included is a table listing chemical analysis of water. (USGS).

  17. Geomorphic surfaces in the northwestern Klamath Mountains, California and Oregon

    SciTech Connect

    Baldwin, K.S. (Forest Service, Happy Camp, CA (United States)); Ricks, C.L. (Forest Service, Gold Beach, OR (United States))

    1993-04-01

    Thick, residual, colluvial and alluvial soils derived from ophiolitic rocks mantle at least four geomorphic surfaces in the Siskiyou and marble mountains, in northwestern California and Illinois Valley, in southwestern Oregon. Analysis of digital elevation data provides constraints on the distribution and origin of these surfaces. Because of the geomorphic expression and soil mechanical properties of the surfaces, a map of slope gradients less than 22 degrees closely approximates the distribution of geomorphic surfaces as they are known from field observations. Preliminary definition of individual surfaces is based upon classification of the slop-map by elevation ranges. The Klamath Peneplain'' of Diller (1902) and associated soils, recently referred to as Klamath Saprolite'', are recognized near summit elevation (1,500 meters) across the area. Regional uplift and erosion has resulted in extensive, large earthflow landslides derived from these soils. Alluvial and residual deposits on the floor of the Illinois Valley occur at the same elevation (300 meters) as incised alluvial and colluvial terrace deposits along the Klamath River and tributary streams. At least two additional surfaces have been identified in the Siskiyou and Marble Mountains at approximately elevation 750 and 1,000 meters. Analysis of digital elevation data, combined with the map of earthflow landslides, allows rapid preliminary mapping of geomorphic surfaces in this terrain.

  18. Ecohydrologic connectivity in semiarid watersheds of central Oregon

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ray, G.; Ochoa, C. G.

    2014-12-01

    Understanding the hydrologic connectivity between upland-stream-groundwater components in conjunction with biological systems is crucial when managing semiarid ecosystems. This ongoing study conducted in semi-arid juniper woodlands in central Oregon aims to investigate how different ecologic and hydrologic components respond to the removal of overstory vegetation (i.e. juniper). The main objective is to characterize and compare ecohydrologic interactions occurring in treated (juniper removed) and untreated watersheds. Monitoring transects were established to determine vegetation-soil texture-soil water content relationships by aspect in both watersheds. Also, previously installed piezometers, soil moisture stations, and weather instrumentation were used to estimate precipitation-soil moisture-subsurface flow interactions in each watershed. Preliminary results suggest similarities in soil volumetric water content and vegetation composition when compared to aspect. Seasonal precipitation triggered an increase in soil water content at the deepest soil profile measured (80cm). This soil response and subsequent shallow groundwater level rise observed in selected piezometers seem to indicate a direct connectivity between precipitation, soil, and groundwater. These results were more evident in the treated watershed when compared to the untreated. Results from this study add to the understanding of hydrologic connectivity in semiarid watersheds.

  19. Hood River Passive House, Hood River, Oregon (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2014-02-01

    The Hood River Passive Project was developed by Root Design Build of Hood River Oregon using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) to meet all of the requirements for certification under the European Passive House standards. The Passive House design approach has been gaining momentum among residential designers for custom homes and BEopt modeling indicates that these designs may actually exceed the goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program to "reduce home energy use by 30%-50%" (compared to 2009 energy codes for new homes). This report documents the short term test results of the Shift House and compares the results of PHPP and BEopt modeling of the project. The design includes high R-Value assemblies, extremely tight construction, high performance doors and windows, solar thermal DHW, heat recovery ventilation, moveable external shutters and a high performance ductless mini-split heat pump. Cost analysis indicates that many of the measures implemented in this project did not meet the BA standard for cost neutrality. The ductless mini-split heat pump, lighting and advanced air leakage control were the most cost effective measures. The future challenge will be to value engineer the performance levels indicated here in modeling using production based practices at a significantly lower cost.

  20. Hotspots of deep ocean mixing on the Oregon continental slope

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nash, J. D.; Alford, M. H.; Kunze, E.; Martini, K.; Kelly, S.

    2007-01-01

    Two deep ocean hotspots of turbulent mixing were found over the Oregon continental slope. Thorpe-scale analyses indicate time-averaged turbulent energy dissipation rates of epsilon > 10-7 W/kg and eddy diffusivities of K ? ˜ 10-2 m2/s at both hotspots. However, the structure of turbulence and its generation mechanism at each site appear to be different. At the 2200-m isobath, sustained >100-m high turbulent overturns occur in stratified fluid several hundred meters above the bottom. Turbulence shows a clear 12.4-h periodicity proposed to be driven by flow over a nearby 100-m tall ridge. At the 1300-m isobath, tidally-modulated turbulence of similar intensity is confined within a stratified bottom boundary layer. Along-slope topographic roughness at scales not resolved in global bathymetric data sets appears to be responsible for the bulk of the turbulence observed. Such topography is common to most continental slopes, providing a mechanism for turbulence generation in regions where barotropic tidal currents are nominally along-isobath.