Western Rangeland Management-2018 Current Issue
- Click here to access the 2018 Western Rangeland Management official study guide.
- Click here access a whole website dedicated to providing current rangeland management resources.
- Plants for Riparian Buffers- a nice overview from NRCS of how buffers are used
- Riparian Forest Buffers on Agricultural Lands in Western Oregon- a PowerPoint overview of a restoration project to protect a stream in Oregon
Macroinvertebrates-The base of the aquatic food-web
- View the powerpoint below from nwnature.net to familiarize yourself with the most common macroinvertebrates encountered in our region's waterways.
- Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest- an OSU College of Forestry resource developed to help you learn common and Latin names of common tree species in the Pacific Northwest.
- Click the link below to access a PDF introducing you to the management and natural history of white oak savannas of our region.
- Click the link below to access a PDF introducing you to restoration practices for oak habitat in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
Soils & Land Use
- The NRCS youtube channel- little videos on soil health and the NRCS
- 80 Years Helping People Help the Land: A Brief History of NRCS- a nice overview of why we manage soil the way we do in the U.S.
- Marion SWCD's History of SWCD's in Oregon- insight into how national soil policy is put on the ground in Oregon
- NRCS Guidelines to Soil Quality Assessment- a technical guide used by the Federal Agency to determine soil health and managment.
- Understanding Soil Risks and Hazards- an interesting NRCS guide to various soils and hazardous conditions associated with them including high rates of erosion and compaction.
Dealing with erosion and soil health
- Using Cover Crops in Oregon- OSU Extension's guide to beneficial cover crops in Oregon
- Cover Crops for Soil and Water Quality- a great research article that gives an example of how RUSLE2 is used
- Cover Crops for Organic Systems- a technical implementation guide for cover crops in Oregon, complete with plant types and how to use them
- Cover Crops: Grow your own fertilizer activity- The goal of this activity is to introduce the idea that nitrogen can be produced and conserved on a farm biologically through the use of cover crops.
- Click here to visit Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife's website dedicated to Oregon's common wildlife species. Learn about Oregon's amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and marine life.