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Archive for March, 2012

The “Wildman” Part Two

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

  Use the link below in the Read More section to see Part Two of The “Wildman”.

The “Wildman” Part 1

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

If you haven’t seen it online check out Part 1 of The “Wildman”. Access the YouTube link in the Read More Section to see a creative interpretation of important water habitat work being conducted by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

It’s Spring…in Modesto, CA

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Here’s wishing we could have gone with the honey bee researchers to Modesto recently where Spring actually comes in March. If you’re travelling give yourself extra time and avoid Highway 20. A landslide near Tombstone pass closed 11 miles of roadway earlier today while ODOT crews cleared debris.

Motor Pool Theatrical “Trailer”

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Original Content produced by Motor Pool Until we are flooded with customer story submissions we’ll from time to time produce filler content. This is our first stop motion animation project. It is a short: short in length and short on plot. Hope you enjoy!

Oh the places you’ll go

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Eric Dinger Forest Engineering, Resources and Management College of Forestry Listing a place name is a normal step in requesting vehicles through the University Motor Pool. For a sample of some of the cities customers travel to see a previous post Share Your Story. Some customers are lucky if roads even reach the places they [...]

Part Two of “Where the Motor Pool fleet cannot go”

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Jay Sexton Forest Ecosystems and Society College of Forestry

If a tree falls in the forest (after a fire)

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Jay Sexton Forest Ecosystems and Society College of Forestry “Here is a link to an OPB Oregon Field Guide spot that ran on Feb 23rd, 2012 – and has me cutting down a snag and, Brett Morrissette & I sampling it in the Biscuit Fire area near Gold Beach.

The other OSU Fleet

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

                We had a great time aboard the new research vessel the Oceanus yesterday. Sunny skies and relatively calm waters combined to give us a rosy view of what we’re sure is hard and rewarding research work. Our hosts Daryl Swensen, David O’Gorman and Toby Martin from the [...]

Re-Post: Leave it to the beavers

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Terra provided a great overview of research work being done by master’s student and customer Vanessa Petro. When Vanessa first picked up her research truck we thought she was pulling our leg about using beavers to create salmon habitat. The question naturally came to mind “Who supplies the beavers?” Read more at Terra Online and [...]

Share your story

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

From Manitoba Canada to the Sea of Cortez and more than a few places in between our customers were there. Where do you go? Let us know in the comments.

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