SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT LOWER TABLE ROCKS

View from Lower Table Rocks, Pictured from left: Erin Gray, Scott Orr and Denise Giles-Johnson Photo credit: Tara Callaway It’s that time of year again! Field season has kicked off for the Conservation Research program at the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE). This year, our season began at Lower Table Rocks located in southern Oregon […]

Extinct Wheeled Creature Discovered as Ice Recedes

Biologists ecstatic, racing to discovery site from all over the world Posted: 4/1/2015 From ancient ice in the arctic has emerged an evolutionary marvel: fossil remains of a lost branch from the tree of life. The discovery of the organism, named Wrangelia rota, was published online today in the journal Nature. It appears to have possessed […]

A Fresh Look

Over here is where recent news items will be displayed. The posts will be categorized for selective viewing. Welcome to IAE’s new website! This site is a draft, but it is planned to replace the original during summer 2014. Please contact Mark with suggestions, questions, comments, or concerns. In the meantime, keep saving the world.  

Outcomes of Oyster Reef Restoration Projects in the Gulf of Mexico

Submitted by Laura Brown, Ecologist, Estuary Technical Group In December of 2013, the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) welcomed a new ecologist, Laura Brown, to the Estuary Technical Group (ETG).  Laura is originally from North Carolina, but moved to Oregon from Louisiana where she had been conducting research on oyster reef restoration along the northern […]

Long-term Demographics and Climate Change Effects on Rare Native Plants

Article contributed by Ian Pfingsten, Plant Conservation Biologist, Special Projects Program Oregon’s flora and fauna face a no-analog future climate, a climate where environments are changing faster than many species have ever experienced.  If we maintain business as usual, then by 2100, the average annual temperature of the Pacific Northwest will rise by at least […]

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 […]

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.

Fire for Flowers Video

New video released on use of fire to manage prairies on Willamette Valley Wildlife Refuges. Features IAE’s Tom Kaye and the golden paintbrush. Produced by George Gentry. Posted: 2/19/2014

Sage-Grouse Habitat Restoration through Prisons

by Tamara Mullen — last modified Feb 09, 2014 The Snake River Correctional Institution Project The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) continues to expand its conservation work within Oregon prisons, moving eastward to the Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI, Malheur County), the largest facility in the Oregon Department of Corrections system. Through a partnership with […]

Horse Rock Ridge Outplantings and Updates

Denise Giles-Johnson and Erin Gray out-planting natives and removing invasive species. Since 2006, the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) has partnered with Eugene District BLM to coordinate research and restoration efforts at Horse Rock Ridge. Horse Rock Ridge is dually classified as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and a Research Natural Area. The site […]

AmeriCorps Team Helps IAE Restore Prairies

Ten young adults, a van, and a mission of service By Emily Sugarman (AmeriCorps NCCC Green 2 team member) and Peter Moore (IAE Restoration Ecologist) The Green 2 AmeriCorps crew and Guy Banner (IAE) during a day’s planting of Nelson’s checkermallow and other prairie species. The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) recently had the good […]

Untangling soil nutrients, prairie communities, and golden paintbrush

This summer golden paintbrush were thriving at a reintroduction site at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge (photo by Caitlin Lawrence). Golden Paintbrush, Castilleja levisecta, is an endangered herb which is endemic to the Pacific Northwest. While it was once abundant in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon, there are only eleven known natural populations remaining. […]