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Sophie Holden

Student on the Street: How do you feel about the threat of wildfires in Oregon and the wildfire expert panel hosted by OSU?

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
October 11, 2021

Sophie Holden (she/her) second-year marketing major “I believe in [the threat of wildfires] for sure. I evacuated from where we lived in Clackamas for two weeks. I accepted losing the house....

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It is ‘reckless’ to exclude climate change from discussions on wildfires

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 28, 2020

With around 1 million acres having burned in Oregon alone, and a quarter million Oregonians under some form of an evacuation order, Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown called the fires a wake up call to climate...

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Wildfires cause ‘influx of displaced families’ in Corvallis, businesses still hit hard

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
September 18, 2020

Local businesses in Corvallis, Ore. are still adapting to the impact of COVID-19 as wildfires continue to spread across the state, causing many businesses to reevaluate and change current systems.Simon...

Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension fire specialist, meets with partners to discuss strategies for wildfire management. 

OSU set to launch new fire extension program

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
April 12, 2020

A new Oregon State University Fire Extension Program is set to launch this summer, with goals of mitigating wildfires and educating communities across the state of Oregon. OSU’s Extension Service was...

Smoke fills the air around Austin Mullin’s aunt, Susan Salkeld’s, home in California.

Wildfires are “scary stuff” for California-native students

Jade Minzlaff, News Contributor
November 4, 2019

As Oregon State University prepared for midterms and Halloween celebrations over the past weeks, many students’ families were endangered by the recent wave of wildfires across California. Wildfires...

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