The iconic greater sage-grouse, a species recently being considered for endangered species listing, is getting a helping hand from a unique set of partners from Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE), Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP), and more recently Washington Department of Corrections (WDOC). Peggy Olwell, the National Plant Materials Program Lead, […]
On May 7th eleven people experienced the Marys River up close and personal on a magical kayak adventure. Institute for Applied Ecology teamed with Cascadia Expeditions to guide participants on the river while learning about local wildlife and native plants. Participants practiced birding skills and handled bird study skins as well as learning some bird […]
Inmates at Snake River Correctional Institutional (SRCI) and 3 Idaho prisons are growing 140,000 sagebrush plants to help restore habitat for the greater sage-grouse. The greater sage-grouse, once common in the western part of the U.S. and numbering in the millions, has declined to an estimated population of between 200,000 to 500,000 and may be […]
Posted: 3/4/2015 Join us for a multi-day service and learning trip to southern Oregon’s serpentine country to monitor populations of the endangered Cook’s desert-parsley (Lomatium cookii) the week of 4/27-5/1/15 For more information click on the Volunteer Announcement!
“Giving back to nature and the community inspires me to want to do good things in my life and not use drugs. I know I can now enjoy life sober and it feels great!” commented a participant enrolled in the “Young Women’s Transition Program (YWTP)” at Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany. These women […]
Three separate books cover most of Oregon from the coast to the Willamette Valley to the eastern half of the state
Plan now for the coming field season! Three up-to-date weed guides for Oregon are currently available:
- Field Guide to Weeds of the Willamette Valley
- Field Guide to Weeds of Eastern Oregon
- Field Guide to Weeds of the Oregon Coast
These books are organized by plant group, with icons to make finding plants by type (e.g., tree, grass, or flower) and flower color easier. These are is indispensable pocket-sized (4 x 6 in) guides designed for use by landowners, amateurs, technicians, and professional botanical personnel. Each book contains clear descriptions of 50-60 invasives with full color photos. New invaders are presented, as well as established weeds, and the guides include details about look-alikes to avoid confusion.
This is an ideal guide for agency field staff, landowners, and others seeking an easy-to-use, field-friendly resource. Great as an outreach tool at special events!
The books can be viewed, downloaded, and purchased online here
Books can be ordered online or by phone (541-753-3099 ext 101). Cost is $4 each with check or cash, or $4.20 by credit card online, plus shipping. Small or large orders welcome.