Category Archives: Conservation

A Week of Harney Basin Field Work

The hot temperatures and thick cloud of mosquitoes the night before our week long Silvies River wet meadow vegetation surveys had us thinking and rethinking our field gear and strategy options all night long. The soft reds and yellows of the sunrise and calls of the common nighthawk reminded us of the beauty and magic

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Beaver Restoration Guidebook

The Beaver Restoration Guidebook, originally published in June of 2015, is a scientifically rigorous, yet accessible, practitioner’s guide that provides a synthesis of the best available science for using beaver to improve stream ecosystem function. This updated version includes a new chapter on urban beavers and additional case studies and updates throughout the guidebook The knowledge

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Western Pond Turtles Found at Nyberg

After nearly a year and half of removing reed canary grass our Nyberg wetland finally has some open space!  Reed canary grass, an invasive species, can grow six feet tall and cover every inch of ground.  This makes it impossible for turtles to sun themselves, making the wetland uninhabitable for these important creatures. Last weekend

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