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Prairie Soils for Sustainable Restoration
Teresa Matteson | April 8, 2021

Can information from the soil explain why some prairie restoration efforts are more successful than others? In 2016, the Prairie Soils for Sustainable Restoration project set out to find the answer, thanks to funding from Oregon Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Prairies of the Willamette Valley: A Panel Discussion
Heath Keirstead | January 23, 2018

On 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

Meadowscaping Your Willamette Valley Yard
Heath Keirstead | December 12, 2017

Practical tips for meadowscaping shared by professionals from the Corvallis Plant Materials Center.

Meadowscaping – Benefits Above and Below the Surface
Miranda Huerta | April 10, 2017

Consider the benefits of urban meadowscaping as opposed to the environmental costs of standard lawn maintenance.

field burning for flowers
Fire for Flowers video
George Gentry | February 4, 2014

Prescribed fire is used to improve native prairie habitat for the endangered plant Golden Paintbrush.

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A Word from Your Local NRCS Representative
Thomas Snyder | September 18, 2013

Learn a little more about your local NRCS representative in Benton County

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