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elementary students at the February 2018 Family STEM Night
Bilingual Family STEAM Night
Heath Keirstead | December 30, 2021

As part of an effort to make our programming accessible and relevant to the growing Latino population, in 2018 we partnered with Lincoln School and the OSU Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) undergraduate club to develop a Bilingual Family STEM Night – a first for our area.

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Conservation Neighbors Faye Yoshihara and Kevin Kenaga
Michael Ahr | December 28, 2021

Faye and Kevin fell in love with the variety of forest on the woodland they’ve now owned for 6 years which includes young Douglas-fir and maturing mixed conifer while also supporting oak woodlands, oak savanna, and a streamside restoration planting of trees and shrubs.

View looking southeast from Lewisburg Saddle with evergreens and autumnal broadleaves in foreground, overlapping hills in middle ground, and valley and Cascades in background.
Season’s Greetings
Heath Keirstead | December 17, 2021

Wishing you all the very best the season has to offer and hopes for a peaceful and fulfilling new year.

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 1
Erik Swartzendruber | December 17, 2021

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 1: Introduction to Soil Carbon Sequestration Improving soil and solving climate

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 2
Erik Swartzendruber | December 16, 2021

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives.   Part 2: Root exudates          In the first

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 3
Erik Swartzendruber | December 15, 2021

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 3: Making organic matter stay in the soil       

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 4
Erik Swartzendruber | December 14, 2021

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 4: Increasing organic matter levels more quickly In science class, many

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 5
Erik Swartzendruber | December 13, 2021

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 5: Limits to soil carbon sequestration There is understandable hype about

Regenerative Garden Planted in Corvallis Central Park
Owen Dell | December 12, 2021

Click to enlarge! “The world gives us so very much. It gives us our life. All of our neighbors — the ants, spiders, salmon, geese, sharks, seals, cottonwoods, chestnuts — are doing the real work of keeping this planet going. Isn’t it time we did our share?” –Derrick Jensen, from “Endgame: Resistance” The Willamette Valley

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