Archive for the ‘Natural Features and Landscaping’ Category

Help Combat Climate Change as a Neighborhood Sustainability Steward!

Friday, December 12th, 2014

OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program engages the local community in climate change actions on a household level.  Program goals are: to engage the general public in a climate change conversation, to give the public tools to lower CO2 emissions on a household level, and to provide skills to live [...]

Field Work Opportunity: Rim Fire Conifer Regeneration Study

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Drs. Chad Hanson and Dominick DellaSala are looking for field work assistance for an upcoming survey taking place in the Rim fire burn. The survey will be taking place in late August or early September of this year and all surveyors will work in teams of two.
Surveying will involve hiking cross-country through uneven terrain of varying [...]

“Let’s Pull Together!” Invasive Plant Eradication Event

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

On Saturday, September 6th, bring your friends and family to help remove invasive plant species! The Marys River Watershed Council, a member organization of Benton Country Cooperative Weed Management, is hosting an invasive plant species removal project at a stream restoration site on Beaver Creek.
The group will be removing English ivy at the site from [...]

Conservation and Wildlife at Oregon State

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The National Wildlife Federation recently highlighted Oregon State in an article about the University’s commitment to conservation and wildlife. Kristy Jones, the manager of campus climate education and action in National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program, had this to say about OSU’s accomplishments.
“Oregon State University in Corvallis is committed to conservation and wildlife both on and off campus. [...]

OSU news research and communications feature solar arrays in recent article

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Content adapted from OSU News & Research Communications, Mark Floyd

OSU takes part in Oregon University System’s “Solar by Degrees” Program
Oregon State University recently brought online the largest of it’s ground mounted solar electric arrays, covering 6 acres on the Corvallis campus.  In a Tuesday article from OSU News & Research Communications, the five ground-mounted photovoltaic [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Amy Kordosky

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Amy Kordosky received an SSI Travel Grant of $250 to travel to Costa Rica during OSU’s Spring break and participate in a construction & renovation project in San Jose. She wrote up a blog post for the Ecologue to describe her experience and provided a few pictures.
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Ten engineers from Oregon State University, including myself, went [...]

TOP Indicators help with Tracking Oregon’s Progress

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Newly released by the Oregon Community Foundation and the OSU Rural Studies Program, Tracking Oregon’s Progress, or TOP Indicators are a new addition to the Oregon Explorer and Rural Communities Explorer’s Communities Reporter Tool.  They are aimed at helping understand trends in Oregon’s economy, people and communities and environment.

The TOP indicators include 89 metrics from [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Danielle Heenehan

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Danielle Heenehan received an SSI Travel Grant for $160.90 to attend the Portland Mushroom Cultivation Weekend in November of 2013. Danielle wrote a short summary and brought back a few pictures for the Ecologue.
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Fungi are some of the most important and ecologically diverse groups of organisms on the planet. They play an important role [...]

Garden workparty event at the SSC!

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Winter Work Party – Come help SSI prepare for spring!!!
It’s the last garden work party of the season and we’re getting ready for spring with a bang!
Help us prepare the SSI student garden for Spring Term and:

Win fabulous and useful prizes!
Enjoy provided snacks and beverages!
Take a break from studying; clear your mind and dirty those [...]