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Climate Change Study to Take Place in Oregon's Blue Mountains

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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - The University of New Hampshire is getting a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study climate change adaptation in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, an area prone to wildfires and drought.
    
The researchers will use small, unmanned aerial vehicles and satellite imagery along with extensive field measurements of forests to evaluate forest conditions.
    
Researchers then will work with extension agents from Oregon State University and others to develop educational programs for K-12, college students, and the public.
    
Building on previous research through the Carsey Institute at UNH, the grant is a partnership among researchers from UNH; the University of Colorado; the University of Florida; Oregon State University; and Wallowa Resources in Enterprise, Oregon.
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