This has been a boom year for Taylor’s checkerspot, an endangered species in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The two remaining populations in the state have both shown great numbers – over 1000 butterflies each – and at least some of this appears to be due to strong land stewardship by Benton County Natural Areas and Parks […]
Calling all private landowners! Do you have a piece of remnant oak or prairie habitat that you want to manage and/or restore? This workshop will cover restoration planning, implementation and tools, common restoration challenges, restoring for wildlife (including birds, rare plants, and butterflies), and balancing mixed use of property with restoration. We will focus on helping […]
Sagebrush covers a big chunk of the United States. But what do you know about it? Here are a few quick factoids about sagebrush. 1. They talk to each other (and other plants listen in)Well not exactly talk, but they do release signals that other plants can exploit. For example, when a sagebrush plant is attacked by predators […]
The family of Jon Diehl has established a memorial fund in his name at the Institute for Applied Ecology to support monarch butterfly habitat restoration and teaching incarcerated young women about conservation. Jon was an attorney and evolutionary ecologist with a PhD in entomology. In the late 1980s he received a master’s degree in entomology […]
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 […]
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.
Common Name: Gentner’s fritillary Scientific Name: Fritillaria gentneri Gilkey Species Listing Status: Both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state of Oregon have listed Fritillaria gentneri as an endangered species. Distribution:Gentner’s fritillary is endemic to southwestern Oregon and northern California, specifically Jackson and Josephine Counties in Oregon and Siskiyou County in California. Most populations […]