Native and Edible: A Backyard Design

Beth Young Edible backyard design

Native edibles are low-care (if planted in the right place) because they are uniquely adapted to our soil, weather and seasons. While they are providing berries for our jam, they are also feeding and housing our birds, bees, bugs and other native critters that badly need our help. Read more »

Fish Shocking: A Monitoring Tool

Crystal Heath Largemouth Bass

Fish species diversity is a new parameter that Benton SWCD began monitoring this summer. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff offered to help by shocking fish at one of the Uruguayan primrose-willow project sites. Read more »