Correctional Horticulture in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

By Uma Nicole, IAE Contractor March 2021 The Mojave Desert Seed Rehabilitative Training Project (Mojave DSRT) is in its second year at the California City Correctional Facility (CAC) in California City, California. Despite the heavy COVID-19 restrictions imposed at the municipal and state levels, growing native plants to help restore habitat for the desert tortoise […]

Extraordinary Measures by Extraordinary People for the Sagebrush in Prisons Project

By Stacy Moore May 2020 “Just because there is a virus doesn’t mean nature stops for us,” IAE contractor Shannon Swim commented recently from Nevada. The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE), our contractors and Department of Corrections (DOC), with extensive Coronavirus safety protocols in place, have taken extraordinary measures to continue to engage adults in […]