Goats are being used at our Rinearson Natural Area site as a method to control invading plant species. Several characteristics of goats make them a great choice for vegetation management. They are a low-input animal, have diverse dietary preferences, and consume a wide variety of plants. They have very nimble lips, allowing for selection and consumption of the most nutritious components of the available biomass, and they can stand on their hind legs to reach more than 6 feet into browse plants.
River Restoration Northwest's Portland-based Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall in NW Portland.
Colin Thorne will be sharing his Experiences Working on International Rivers.
We will be there and would love to see you there, too. The Speaker Series events are great opportunities to learn from experts and network in an informal atmosphere. Read RRNW's complete post for more details.
River Restoration Northwest is presenting a film showcase at the Hollywood Theater in NE Portland on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm. Selected films highlight restoration work in the Pacific Northwest and beyond and have been submitted by a variety of conservation organization, tribes, watershed councils, agencies, and filmmakers.
Read their complete announcement, including summaries of the films, here.
Bill Bradbury spoke at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall in NW Portland on April 1st as part of River Restoration Northwest's Portland-based Speaker Series. His topic was the Columbia River Treaty.
Cascade acted as a sponsor and coordinator for this first RRNW Portland Speaker event of the year. We are looking forward to the rest of the series!
The Greater Yamhill Watershed Council has published their 2013 Watershed Restoration Action Plan. The planning process was facilitated by Cascade Principal John Runyon.
It is available online here.
The Oregonian is talking about our work on plans to remove a dam, clean up Meldrum Bar Park, and restore fish passage in the Rinearson Natural Area in Gladstone, OR.
Read the full article here.
Cascade Principal John Runyon presented a talk on action planning at the fall conference of the Network of Oregon Watershed Councils.
The full powerpoint is now available online.
Cascade Principal John Runyon was the keynote speaker at SOLVE’s Green Team event at Rex Putnam High School where students on the Green Team celebrated their successes from the 2012-2013 school year.
SOLVE says: “John shared his background experiences in fisheries, forestry, and stream restoration and encouraged us to continue to search for our passions!”
Read their full report of the summit.
Washington Department of Ecology has announced that the construction of a wetland mitigation bank on Big Hanaford Creek is a go.
Read their full report and peruse links to more information here.
The Sherman County Watershed Council has made the Pine Hollow-Jackknife Creek Watershed Assessment available online.