Researchers at EOARC focus their efforts in three primary areas:
1) forage crops and alternative livestock systems
2) environmentally compatible livestock systems
3) restoration of wildland systems
The scientists at EOARC are working to develop agricultural and natural resource strategies to maintain or enhance intermountain forest and shrub steppe ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations. Another important role of the station is maintaining outreach programs throughout the Northwest. This role allows the scientists to spread the news about their research and to generate interest in new management practices. Additionally, active partnerships are maintained which increase the diversity and impact of station research.