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The Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership (CPOP) is a community of people and organizations that are involved in prairie-oak conservation and species recovery efforts in western Cascadia. CPOP strives to improve outcomes by facilitating increased collaboration, idea sharing and information transfer among the CPOP community.

CPOP promotes prairie and oak conservation from British Columbia to northwest California, including the WPG ecoregion pictured above.

Latest News

  • CPOP Conference Postponed
    The next CPOP Conference has been postponed until Fall 2022. While we look forward to seeing you all in person next fall, there’s a lot to keep up with. Stay tuned for an upcoming webinar series to highlight the latest research and hot topics out of the prairie-oak conservation community, and if you have time-sensitive research to share or critical conversations to have and need help getting those out, let us know. We can help!
  • Grazing for Grassland Birds – Part Two
    Ecostudies Institute hosted the second webinar in the Grazing for Grassland Birds series. We heard from a panel of partners who discussed suitable habitat for the Oregon vesper sparrow, components of a grazing plan, and implementation details and perspectives from a rancher, conservation land manager, and technical support partners. The second hour of the webinar was focused on Q&A and resulted in some great discussions. Both webinars can be found on YouTube (Part One, Part
  • Grazing for Grassland Birds Webinar
    Ecostudies Institute recently hosted a webinar titled “Grazing for Grassland Birds”. We had a great discussion about the plight of grassland birds, especially the Oregon vesper sparrow, and provided some examples of sites where the sparrow is persisting thanks to rotational grazing. We heard from a panel of partners who can provide technical and financial assistance, and had a great discussion with partners from throughout the Willamette Valley and Puget Sound. The webinar can be