Paleoecology study of Quincy Bog - Discovering the glacial history of the Quincy BogPSU-winter2013

January 2013 - PSU Professor Lisa Doner's paleoecology class collected core samples from the sediment of the pond bottom and began an analysis of the contents. The results of the study give a glimpse in the ecological history of the Bog and Baker River Valley area. Read more about her research here (link to bog Notes article)

January 2014 - Update of Quincy Bog Sediment Core Study

In spring of 2013, Lisa Doner reported on the research conducted by her class at Plymouth State University in the Bog Notes lead article, "Probing the Deep and Mysterious Past of Quincy Bog.

Since Doner’s initial report, Senior Environmental Science & Policy student James Coll has continued the research specifically dating the sediment. He has found that the sediment 5 meters down in the core is 6,000 years old and that the sediment one meter down dates from 1500 AD. The conclusion is that the Bog is significantly older than originally thought. While you are pondering this information, view the vimeo, "Paleoecology at Quincy Bog” to see firsthand how the sediment was collected.

Paleoecology at Quincy Bog - Version 7 from Dan Kemp on Vimeo.