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Gardeners and Urban Residents

Whether you rent or own, everyone uses natural resources. Here are some tools we’ve put together to support gardeners and urban residents.

currant in containers
currant in containers

Native Plant Program

Growing native plants helps preserve endangered species and discourage invasives, supports bees and other pollinators, and creates beautiful natural spaces. It’s also fun to get to know the plants you see in natural areas.

Tansy Ragwort rosette
Young tansy ragwort plant.

Invasive Plant Program

Weeds are plants growing in places where they are not wanted. Invasive weeds are non-native plants that can cause harm to the natural environment, humans and animals.

Urban Soils for Climate Resilience

Your landscape can make a real difference in the climate crisis battle! Even a small urban landscape provides many important ecosystem services, including:

  • carbon storage
  • mitigate changing climate
  • wildlife habitat
  • water storage and filtration

Related Blog Posts

Drip irrigation in onion field. (c) Ramagri CC ASA 4.0 International
Irrigation Tips for Hot Summer Days
Heath Keirstead | September 9, 2021

According to the City of Corvallis, single family residential customers use 46% more water in the summer than in the winter. These water conservation tips can keep lawns and gardens healthy while reducing costs and unnecessary losses.

a forest with trees of varying heights to demonstrateall the canopy layers that birds use
Tips to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden
Lauren Pharr | June 3, 2021

In this post, Lauren offers 6 tips on how you can design a bird-friendly garden right in your own backyard.

Two House Sparrows sitting on a rock wall. Photo: Lip Kee CC BY-SA 2.0
Help Swallows and Bluebirds Thrive
Heath Keirstead | June 3, 2021

If you have nest boxes for swallows or bluebirds, you may have house sparrows too. House Sparrows are considered by many a pest because of their aggressive nesting behavior. Learn what you can do.

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