Prairies of the Willamette Valley: A Panel Discussion

By Heath Keirstead | January 23, 2018

Camas prairie in the Willamette Valley (c) BSWCDOn Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Benton SWCD held our Annual Meeting for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. We have been focusing on (and will continue to focus on) prairie/meadowscaping outreach. We wanted people to leave the annual meeting with an understanding of why prairies are important habitats and why they are important to conserve/create. We wanted members of the audience to feel comfortable and encouraged to take on meadowscaping projects of their own and to know where to find the supplies/resources/support they might need to make that happen.

More information on meadowscaping and Willamette Valley Prairies


About the Author

Heath Keirstead

Heath Keirstead manages Benton SWCD’s Communications and Community Engagement as well as the Native Plant Program and Youth Education. She has a Master’s in Soil Science from Oregon State University. With a dual passion for people and the planet, she loves building relationships with partners, customers, volunteers, and students.

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