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Conservation Neighbor: Karrie Woodruff
Heath Keirstead | December 30, 2020

As a Garfield Elementary School teacher, Karrie Woodruff became part of the BSWCD community through Salmon Watch in the fall of 2017. Since fewer Spanish-language resources exist, she creates engaging, hands-on lessons that build from what students know from their surroundings and integrate multicultural perspectives.

Low Salmon Returns, The Blob, and Raising Awareness
Heath Keirstead | February 6, 2020

In the north Pacific, the Blob returned in 2019.

Conservation Neighbor Ron Leonard
Heath Keirstead | December 31, 2019

Kids in Linn and Benton Counties are fortunate to have lifelong educator Ron Leonard to guide their outdoor education.

The Willamette River’s Grade: B- Overall, B in Benton County
Meyer Memorial Trust | December 2, 2015

The Willamette River Report Card gives the river an overall passing grade of B- and section grades of B for the upper Willamette (Eugene to Albany), B for the middle Willamette (Albany to Newberg), and C+ for the lower Willamette (Newberg to the Columbia River). Here in Benton County we are part of the upper

Mill Race down wood
Southtown’s Mill Race: Community Benefits
Regina Southworth | May 6, 2015

The Mill Race provides ecological and cultural benefits for the people and wildlife who live nearby.

beaver © stevehdc
Are You a Beaver Believer?
Heath Keirstead | May 12, 2014

How you feel about beavers probably depends on where you live and what your experiences with them have been. Not everyone who has beavers on their property wants to keep them around. According to a recent survey of Oregonians, respondents who have experienced beaver impacts are less likely to take advantage of incentives for retaining

Teresa Matteson stands in front of a large oval culvert
Fish Passage
Heath Keirstead | July 2, 2013

The goal of the Benton Fish Passage Improvement Project was identifying, prioritizing, and planning fish passage and stream restoration projects throughout Benton County.

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