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Butterflies and Beneficials Garden Design
Heath Keirstead | November 30, 2015

This beneficials attracting garden plan is a low, sunny border planting, 30’ wide by 5’ deep.

Hummingbirds – Important Pollinators in the Willamette Valley
Jamie Powell | November 30, 2015

  “Hummingbird darts lightly through the world, spreading its message of joy and beauty, and teaching us to appreciate the wonder and magic of everyday existence. Hummingbird brings the gift of joy. Learn to laugh and be happy.”  -Unknown   Lifestyle: Hummingbirds are a very appealing pollinator to the garden.  They are a lot of

Sunny Pollinator Garden
Signe Danler | October 15, 2015

This pollinator garden features showy native Willamette Valley plants.

Goats eating blackberries
Goat Power! A Creative Tool for Managing Difficult Invasive Plants
Jamie Powell | September 10, 2015

Goats are helping the City of Albany tackle invasive English ivy.

Urban Stream Restoration: A Work in Progress
Jamie Powell | September 10, 2015

  “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”-Aldo Leopold The Place Urban streams and waterways flow through every town in Benton County. These aquatic systems do much more

Ludwigia hexapetala inlet © A. Neill
Aquatic Weed Guide for Benton County and Beyond
Heath Keirstead | July 9, 2015

Learn to identify 12 pernicious plants that threaten our waterways.

Daffodils © C. Durbecq
Spring Has Sprung in the Willamette Valley, Is It Early?
Crystal Durbecq | March 9, 2015

Local plants may provide some clues as to whether spring is truly early this year.

Volunteers at the Native Plant Sale © H. Crosson
The Native Plant Sale: A Fun Place to Volunteer!
Dylan Nelson | January 23, 2015

Dylan Nelson describes his experience as a Native Plant Sale volunteer.

sun log cookie © J. Paul
Providing for Pollinators: The Efforts of a Conservation Neighbor
Jerry Paul | November 18, 2014

Jerry Paul lends pollinators a helping hand and a whole lot of nesting options.

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Conservation Neighbor: Mary Eichler
Crystal Durbecq | September 24, 2014

Mary Eichler abides by a simple principle, “Do no harm.” She accomplishes this everyday by blending conservation principles with her livelihood.

bee © R. Schmitz
Will Benton County Be Oregon’s First Community Wildlife Habitat?
Donna Schmitz | April 11, 2014

With your help, Benton County can become the FIRST Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Oregon!

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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