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.
WHY: Mid-elevation prairies in the Oregon Coastal range are increasingly becoming rare. Conifer encroachment and timber production are the primary factors leading to habitat loss. Mid-elevation prairies provide floristic diversity
WHY: Mid-elevation prairies in the Oregon Coastal range are increasingly becoming rare. Conifer encroachment and timber production are the primary factors leading to habitat loss. Mid-elevation prairies provide floristic diversity and structure through the Coast Range that provide critical resources for pollinators and wildlife (e.g., nectar, forage, shelter, etc.)
WHAT: This is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with the Center for Civic Engagement at OSU, but is open to all IAE volunteers and supporters.
WHERE: Pioneer Butte is a mid-elevation prairie located northeast of Marys Peak that has been reduced to less than one-acre of prairie habitat. In 2016, the Forest Service cleared 12-acres of forest with the intent of increasing the prairie area to 12-acres. To continue restoration efforts slash left from logging practices needs to be removed from the site in order to allow mowing in upcoming years. Tasks for this project include moving sticks, logs and grinded stump material from the project site and placing them in the surrounding forest.
HOW: There is limited parking where we are going so we encourage people to carpool. We will be meeting at the parking lot on the corner of Jefferson and SW 15th at 8:15. We should be back around 1:30 at the latest. Please email andrew ‘at’appliedeco.org for more information and to RSVP.
NEED: It is probably going to wet, cold and muddy so wear the appropriate gear and boots. Bring your water and snacks. IAE can provide gloves.
(Saturday) 8:15 am - 1:30 pm
We are gearing up for another wonderful field season with the 3rd grade students from Lincoln and Garfield Elementary Schools, and have opportunities for you to volunteer to teach youth
c. Stream quality testing
d. Post card art – poems and drawings
Email Stacy@appliedeco.org with questions.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm
Come help area youth learn and care about ecology! A Separate Volunteer Training for these volunteer days on March 16 is suggested, but not required. You may volunteer
- Come help area youth learn and care about ecology!
- A Separate Volunteer Training for these volunteer days on March 16 is suggested, but not required.
- You may volunteer for one or all of the Field Days.
March 19th, 20th, 21st Ecology Lessons:
- Restoration planting
- Bird observation – binoculars and bingo survey
- Bird Migration Game
- Food web and drawing – looking at animal skins and skulls
Second Field Day Bald Hill Farm:
May 21, 22, 23 Ecology Lessons:
- Aquatic Insects
- Stream quality testing
- Post card art – do poems and drawings – we will send their cards to students in Mexico.
19 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - 21 (Thursday) 2:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm
Announcing the 2019 Invasive Species Cook-off Fundraiser at Harris Bridge Vineyard! Details TBA, but save the date to be sure to attend this fun, celebratory event supporting native species restoration
Announcing the 2019 Invasive Species Cook-off Fundraiser at Harris Bridge Vineyard! Details TBA, but save the date to be sure to attend this fun, celebratory event supporting native species restoration and education.
(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harris Bridge Vineyard
22937 Harris Road - Philomath, OR 97370