New Report Advocates for Integrated Earth Systems Science Initiative at NSF, with Input from USU Professor Courtney Flint
To better understand the complex interactions between the natural world and society, the National Science Foundation needs a next-generation Earth systems science initiative, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, ...
Rising Temperatures Reshape When and How Much People Get Outdoors on Public Lands
By mid-century, once dominant winter sports may slowly be replaced by activities less dependent on perfect winter conditions—less skiing and more winter mountain biking, for instance—according to recently released research about changing patterns of recre...
When the Going Gets Tough: NSF Grant Awarded to Build Resilient Communities
Utah State University researchers Courtney Flint (right) and Jessica Schad (left) are participating in a new $15M National Science Foundation-funded project to help communities and ecosystems become more resilient when they face complex challenges like dr...
Stone Age Foodies: Comparing Ancient and Modern Food Choices with Isotopes
New research from Stefani Crabtree shows that modern subsistence diets, and the diets of ancient people, were much broader than what most people eat today.
Redlining, Housing Segregation and Environmental Pollution in the Pioneer Park Neighborhood (and Beyond)
NR honors student Emma Jones, and ENVS faculty, Dr. Mariya Shcheglovitova worked with public historians at the Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement to write a blog post highlighting their research on redlining, housing segregation, and env...
Life Paths to Leading Systems-Level Change: Higher Education's Pitfalls and Potential
Dr. Rosylyn McCann recently published research focusing on the inadequacies of universities in preparing individuals for engaging in systems-level change. Click to read the article in the journal, Sustainability and Climate Change.
Ancient Superhighways: Mapping Prehistoric Travel Routes Using Archeological Modeling
The research team created avatar programming for early human travelers and gave them the realistic goal of staying alive. These modeled humans were drawn to water and other landmarks, while the calorie outputs of their efforts were measured.
Recognizing QCNR Undergraduates in Research 2021
We would like to recognize and congratulate our outstanding QCNR undergraduate students who are actively engaged in research.
Charles Romesburg,1938 - 2021
Dr. Charles Romesburg passed away on April 18, 2021, at the age of 83. He is, and will be, missed.
QCNR 2021 Awards Recipients
Congratulations to all the recipients of S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) Awards for 2021!
QCNR 2021 Spring News Roundup
Catch up with what our faculty and staff have been doing at the Quinney College of Natural Resources over the past 6 months.
Six Feet Apart at Arches: Observing Social Distancing at a Busy National Park
While COVID-19 brewed over the summer of 2020, venues like schools, sports stadiums and theme parks shuttered their doors. Going stir-crazy at home, people desperate for fresh air and exercise headed outside to parks and protected areas for a change of sc...
'Wildfires In The West' With Paul Rogers And Larissa Yocom On Wednesday's Access Utah
Listen to the UPR interview with Larissa Yocom and Paul Rogers concerning wildfires in the west.
Celebrating the History of Women in the QCNR
This video, created by undergraduate students in our college, takes a look into the history of women in the Quinney College of Natural Resources.
In Memoriam of Nat Frazer 1949-2020
We were all saddened to learn that Nat Frazer, Dean of the Quinney College from 2006 to 2011, passed away from complications of Hodgkins Disease this past Monday.
Fees drive away low-income families from outdoor places like Bridal Veil Falls, researchers say
A developer eyeing Bridal Veil Falls for a new tram and private drug rehab lodge says he wants to make the iconic Utah County site more accessible to the public, with a “reasonable” fee. But those who research outdoor recreation have found any fee, no mat...
USU Doctoral Student Named Dark Sky Defender for Work in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
With a push to conserve natural resources, one that is often overlooked or taken for granted is a resource that can be enjoyed after every sunset. For Utah State University Environment and Society doctoral student Iree Wheeler, it was something she worked...
How Do You Know When Society Is About to Fall Apart?
Joseph Tainter is interviewed by the NY Times about the current COVID-19 pandemic and how it ties in with some of his early career research.
The Utah High School Clean Air Poster Contest
Roslynn Brain and Edwin Stafford involved over 800 youth in a Utah High School Clean Air Poster Contest. PBS featured this project earlier this year. Currently, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts is displaying some of this work on a billboard located along 300 ...
Octopus’s garden under the blade: Boosting biodiversity increases willingness to pay for offshore wind in the United States
Low carbon energy infrastructure has been controversial for economic, social and environmental reasons: relatively high capital costs compared to fossil fuels; dissatisfaction with who owns the infrastructure; visual impacts; and habitat harm.
Easy to Love, Hard to Manage
National parks are easy to love, but they are harder to take care of.
All Summer Long: Heat Waves and COVID-19
Extreme heat is a growing hazard to public health, causing greater mortality than other hazards like floods, tornadoes and hurricanes in the United States. Yet in 2020, the risks of extreme heat may be magnified even more by the impacts of the coronavirus...
QCNR Supports an Inclusive and Racially Just Society in Cache Valley and Beyond
The S.J. and Jesse E. Quinney College of Natural Resources Dean’s Office affirms the message by USU President Noelle Cockett and the University’s “commitment to inclusion and respect in our Aggie family and in those communities we reach every day.”
Two College of Natural Resources Professors Recognized by the Society for Range Management
Two longtime members of Utah State University’s Department of Environment and Society were honored recently by the Society for Range Management (SRM) for their career achievements in rangeland science and management.