The Institute for Applied Ecology conserves native species and habitats through restoration, research and education. We work closely with our public and private partners to implement science based restoration and provide place-based educational programs and materials. We work primarily in the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern US, but some of our efforts are international.
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Join the Natural Areas Association for a webinar featuring Stacy Moore and Tyler Knapp of IAE's Ecological Education Program. Registration is free and
Join the Natural Areas Association for a webinar featuring Stacy Moore and Tyler Knapp of IAE’s Ecological Education Program. Registration is free and open to all; click here to register:
Title: Sagebrush in Prisons Project: Native Plant Propagation for Restoration
Abstract: Loss of sagebrush habitat is a primary threat to the greater sage-grouse in the western United States. The Sagebrush in Prisons Project improves habitat for greater sage-grouse by collaborating with state prison systems to propagate sagebrush and engage offenders in sustainable land stewardship education. Production of native sagebrush within state prison systems represents an opportunity to provide urgently needed plant material on a broad scale, while providing valuable personal and professional growth opportunities to men and women in custody. Through the Sagebrush in Prisons Project, incarcerated adults have the opportunity to connect with nature, engage in ecological education opportunities, and gain occupational and professional skills that will extend beyond their sentence. The Sagebrush in Prisons Project is a collaboration between the Institute for Applied Ecology, Departments of Correction in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, and the Sustainability in Prisons Project.
Stacy Moore, Ecological Education Program Director Institute for Applied Ecology
Bio: Stacy Moore engages students with the outdoors through habitat restoration and hands-on inquiry-based lessons in the classroom. Stacy coordinates the Institute for Applied Ecology’s Sustainability in Prisons Project, including education programs and native plant propagation at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Snake River Correctional Institution, and Oak Creek Youth Authority in Oregon. In 2018, she was a recipient of a TIAA Difference Maker100 national award for her prison ecological education work. Stacy earned an M.S. in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon State University, and a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and a Secondary Science Teaching Certificate from Oregon State University.
Tyler Moore, Ecological Education Coordinator Institute for Applied Ecology
Bio: Tyler assists with the Institute for Applied Ecology’s Sustainability in Prisons Project at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Oregon, where female inmates grow larval host plants for threatened and endangered native butterflies. He also facilitates the Sagebrush in Prisons Project, coordinating inmates’ work to grow sagebrush seedlings to be used in restoring sage-grouse habitat. In addition, Tyler teaches environmental lessons at the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center, develops curriculum for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and coordinates the Classrooms Across Borders Project which teaches ornithology to elementary school students in Corvallis, Oregon and Guanajuato, Mexico. Tyler graduated from The Evergreen State College, where he focused on Environmental Studies and Spanish, and he completed a two-year apprenticeship with The Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, Oregon.
Recent press: https://www.kget.com/news/local-news/new-program-gives-cal-city-inmates-ability-to- restore-mojave-desert-plants-for-declining-tortoise-population/
(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Raise a glass to habitat restoration! The entire month of July, both Block 15 locations will have a donation to IAE on tap - so give a little back while
Raise a glass to habitat restoration! The entire month of July, both Block 15 locations will have a donation to IAE on tap – so give a little back while you enjoy a delicious Block 15 beer. A win-win!
1 (Wednesday) 1:00 am - 31 (Friday) 1:00 am
Block 15 Brewery Southtown Tap Room
3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis
UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, large gatherings are prohibited at least until September 2020. The Cook-off as it was will be canceled this year, but stay tuned for a virtual
UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, large gatherings are prohibited at least until September 2020. The Cook-off as it was will be canceled this year, but stay tuned for a virtual invasive species Cook-off challenge!
It’s the Annual Invasive Species Cook-off Fundraiser!
You’ve heard of invasive species – when plants and animals are introduced to areas without their natural enemies, they can crowd out our native species. The US spends over $120 billion annually on their control. We raise awareness of these species in a deliciously fun way that features invasive species.
When: Saturday 5-8 pm, August 15,2020
Where: Tyee Wine Cellars, just 10 miles south of Corvallis
What: Invasive Species Cook-off and beverage Contest featuring invasive plants, catered buffet dinner featuring invasive plants, live bluegrass music from Rusty Hinges, and kid activities including lawn games, face painting and piñata! As long as you are not a professional chef or brewer, enter the Cook-off contest – you could win a prize! More details to come.
How: As this is a fundraiser event, you must buy tickets to attend and to enter the Cook-off contest. Tickets available in June.
(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Tyee Wine Cellars
26335 Greenberry Rd. Corvallis, OR 97333
Science Pub Corvallis offers thought-provoking presentations along with good food and drink in an informal atmosphere. Interact with experts, ask silly questions and leave feeling more nourished and knowledgeable. No
Science Pub Corvallis offers thought-provoking presentations along with good food and drink in an informal atmosphere. Interact with experts, ask silly questions and leave feeling more nourished and knowledgeable. No scientific background is required – just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite!
IAE’s Tom Kaye will kick off the Fall 2020 lineup on September 14, 6 pm at Old World Deli in Corvallis. More details to come!
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Old World Deli, Corvallis
341 SW 2nd St, Ste 4, Corvallis, Oregon 97333