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Emily at a state park, helping Crystal monitor a project site.
Outreach Intern Emily Love Platt
Emily Platt | July 3, 2014

Emily Platt describes her experience as an intern with BSWCD. Highlights included introducing soil augers and hummingbird antics to students.

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Discovering Oak Creek by Bike
Holly Crosson | June 25, 2014

On Saturday, June 7th, 25 enthusiastic bicyclists pedaled their way through time and history on the annual Urban Creek Tour.

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Soil Math, Trapdoor Spider and Grant Writing
Teresa Matteson | April 18, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Jessica Armstrong During my SQP project in spring 2011 I really enjoyed working with our data because of my Mathematics background. While I enjoy data, I also loved getting my hands dirty when collecting

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Hands-on Work Connects Classroom to Real World
Teresa Matteson | April 18, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Jason Hayes During my time working on the Soil Quality Project I have had the opportunity to do lab work such as active carbon, aggregate stability and texturing, along with field work such as

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Apply Your Soil Science!
Teresa Matteson | April 16, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Henry Cakebread This summer (2013) I worked at the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District as a student intern. I knew that I had found a great place the first day that I got

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SQP Intern Prepares for Career
Leslie Michel | April 16, 2014

Leslie Michel discusses her experience as an intern of the Soil Quality Project.

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Get on the Soil Quality Map!
Teresa Matteson | April 11, 2014

Now soil health enthusiasts can share their practices with a global audience!

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!

Riparian Planting © D. Schmitz
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Wants to Pay You!
Donna Schmitz | March 6, 2014

Do you have a streamside or riverside area on land you manage? You could get paid to take this land out of production!

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Photo History of Benton County Agriculture
Heath Keirstead | March 3, 2014

You may be surprised by the agricultural transitions that have occurred in Benton County. Did you know we had hops yards, a flax growers cooperative, the largest electric hatchery on the west coast?

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Fire for Flowers video
George Gentry | February 4, 2014

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

Bee pollinating a camas flower near the Willamette River. © M. Evelyn
Findings from the Willamette River Vegetative Survey and Assessment
Crystal Durbecq | January 15, 2014

The first project of the Willamette Mainstem Cooperative (WMC) was a two-year survey of plants and habitat. Dick Brainerd summed up the findings in a report that is being used as a management tool. This post summarizes the report’s findings.

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