Welcome, AmeriCorps Blue Two!

We are so grateful to have an NCCC team volunteering their time by the creek this winter! The team will be pulling invasive species like blackberry and ivy, as well as planting native shrubs and forest understory plants.

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Service Learning is Back!

In the first two weeks of February, we partnered with Friends of Trees and Portland Parks and Recreation for two socially-distanced service learning events at Powell Butte. Staff from our organizations worked with fifth graders and ninth graders from Portland Waldorf School. To comply with Covid safety regulations, we split students into three groups of […]

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New Years & Intersectional Environmentalism

So it is already 2021, this year just making it through 2020 is a win! We thank all of you that have volunteered, attended a virtual meeting and supported us financially during these pandemic times. This year we have been thinking alot about intersectional environmentalism and wanted to share some resources with you. “What is […]

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eDNA helps evaluate fish passage

Photos by Bruce MacGregor While DNA testing has most often been used to solve crimes or locate distant cousins, it now helps answer an important stream restoration question. Determining if a specific fish species is found in a small stream is difficult.  The usual techniques are snorkel surveys and electrofishing.  Both techniques rely on visual […]

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