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Telling the Story Behind ‘Sugar Bear’ and Six Rivers National Forest

An 84-foot white fir harvested from Six Rivers National Forest will light up the U.S. Capitol this holiday season after making the cross-country trek from Northern California to Washington D.C. In preparation, Humboldt State University students have helped create interpretative and educational materials to accompany the tree on its journey east.

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North Coast Otters Art Project Raises $300,000 »

North Coast Otters Public Arts Initiative, which featured 108 life-sized sculptures of otters painted by local artists, raised more than $300,000 in grants, sponsorships, and generous donations. Final proceeds will support otter research and student internships at Humboldt State University.

Graduation Rates for All CSU Students Continue to Climb Under GI2025 »

The following is from the California State University:

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra Concert »

The Humboldt State University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra will perform on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Housing and IT Work to Stop Rental Scams »

Since 2018, Humboldt State Information Technology Services has worked with Housing & Residence Life and other California State University campuses to identify fake rental listings and help students, faculty, staff, and alumni avoid housing scams.

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Food & Wine (Oct 2021) - Owls Are Helping California Vineyards Stay Pest-Free »

A team at Humboldt State University is attempting to prove that owls can be as effective as rodenticide at protecting grapes.

Bay Nature magazine (Oct 2021) - Raptors Rather Than Rodenticide »

HSU professor and students are deepening our understanding of how barn owls contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of the win industry and helping to determine how vineyard nest boxes are affecting barn owls.

SFGate (Oct 2021) - How a California State Forest Became a Battleground for Logging Redwoods on Public Land »

Jackson Demonstration State Forest, a 48,652-acre forest managed by Cal Fire, has become ground zero in an escalating war over the management of redwoods on public land, with catastrophic wildfires and global climate change necessitating urgency and raising the stakes.

CalMatters via KQED (Oct 2021) - The Latest Massive California Oil Spill: What You Need to Know »

Background on California’s relationship with oil and oil spill response, which includes HSU’s Marine Wildlife Care Center.

Hoy Día (Oct 2021) - Así es Como las Algas Marinas Ayudan a Mejorar el Planeta »

A Telemundo show covers HSU’s research on kelp.