Better Late than Never: Patience with a Delayed Butterfly Season

This year, Willamette Valley biologists waited, waited and still waited longer for our favorite prairie pollinators, Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly and Fender’s blue butterfly, to emerge. Not one, not two, but almost three weeks late! Cold and rainy conditions delayed both plants and butterflies this year. These two endangered butterflies are the driver for much of […]

Earth Day 2017 Accomplishments: OSU Volunteers vs. Scotch Broom

It can be difficult to wake up early on a Saturday morning, especially if it is cool and rainy, but on Earth Day, April 22nd, thirty-five volunteers from Oregon State University got up bright and early to pull Scotch broom at Beazell Memorial Forest. The volunteer event was coordinated with the help of the Diverse […]

Living the Dream: Collecting Seed at Crater Lake

In 2016, IAE was thrilled to begin working on a new seed collection project at one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest: Crater Lake National Park in southeastern The pretty, pink flowers of Shasta buckwheat, one of many small forbs adapted to survive in the sterile pumice desert and one of our […]

Tree planting at Herbert Farm

On February 1st 2017 a crew from R. Franco Restoration planted 7,500 trees and shrubs at Herbert Farm and Natural Area, a City of Corvallis property in Benton County, Oregon. IAE is helping Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, who hold a conservation easement on the property through the Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program, to restore […]

Islands of Prosperity

Recently IAE hosted the Gold 5 AmeriCorps team, a group of young volunteers who devote 9 months to community service. Among other projects they spent two days planting native species to enrich the plant community and enhance habitat for Fender’s blue butterfly at Fir Butte, a Bureau of Land Management site just west of Eugene. […]

Kincaid's Lupine and monitoring in Oak Basin

We are happy to welcome Nicholas Murray to the Conservation Research team. Nick joins us from Camas, Washington, where he will be going into his senior year of high school. This is the seventh year that IAE has sponsored a high school intern through the Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering Program (ASE). The ASE program […]

Getting Things Done

The final sentence of the AmeriCorps pledge is, “I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.” That is exactly what the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Gold 5 team has been doing at IAE for the past six weeks, November 7-December 20, 2016. The 12-member team has made incredible contributions to 15 […]

IAE Multi-day Volunteer Expedition-Illinois Valley, Oregon

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!  

Practical Guidelines for Wetland Prairie Restoration

One-Day Workshops Offered in Eugene on May 29 and 30, 2014 Posted: 2/21/2014 The City of Eugene, Oregon and the Institute for Applied Ecology will be hosting two single-day workshops on the topic of wetland prairie restoration, featuring a tour of the 240-acre Coyote Prairie restoration project. The workshops will include an overview of the […]

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Weed Guides for Oregon Available

Three separate books cover most of Oregon from the coast to the Willamette Valley to the eastern half of the state

Posted: 2/19/2014

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.