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

Mapping a Growing Threat And A Request for Participation

This post was originally published in the Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture Fall 2019 Oak and Prairie Newsletter Invasive plants alter habitat structure and function, often reducing diversity and competing with or reducing habitat suitability for native plants and animals. Control of invasive weeds is critical to restoration of natural habitats and recovery of rare

CPOP’s Expanding Role

Cross posted from the Spring 2019 “Oak and Prairie Pacific Northwest News” published by Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture. The Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership (CPOP) has long served as the primary connection among people working on oak and prairie conservation in the Pacific Northwest. Its biannual conference typically attracts about 250 participants; hundreds more track CPOP’s listserv and

New Page Added for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Working Group

Did you know that in addition to the technical library and conference materials, this website also hosts working group pages? Pages for the species-specific working groups for the streaked horned lark, Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly, and Mazama pocket gopher, which are also coordinated by CPOP, have been available for years. These pages provide background information on

Last chance to register for the CPOP Conference!

>>> Online registration closed on March 31. Limited same-day registration may be available.<<< The CPOP Conference (April 9-12 in Eugene, OR) will explore the diverse people and projects within our prairie-oak community. Presentations will focus on the research, professional experience, and traditional ecological knowledge that improves planning and implementation of conservation in prairie-oak communities in the

New Conservation Business Plan Published

Prairie, Oaks, and People – A Conservation Business Plan to Revitalize the Prairie-Oak Habitats of the Pacific Northwest  seeks to create the economic, social, and political climate to fund and support the interventions necessary to preserve and enhance prairie-oak habitat and the species that rely on it throughout the Pacific Northwest for the use and

CNLM and JBLM’s streaked horned lark efforts featured on local PBS program

The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) works closely with Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to conserve streaked horned larks and other key prairies species on the base and surrounding areas. EarthFix, the environmental news program on Seattle’s PBS affiliate KCTS 9,  just published a digital documentary “Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy in the