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Farming and the Environment

A red-flowering current in a grant-funded, 500-ft on-farm hedgerow installation in Thurston County

Grazing and prairie ecosystems
SARE-funded WSU prairie grazing project in south Puget Sound

A 3-year research collaboration between WSU Extension, Center for Natural  Lands Management, WSU Conservation Biology Lab, NRCS, Thurston County, WSU Division of Governmental Studies and Services, and the University of Idaho.

Center for natural lands management

CNLM works with a wide-range of public agencies and private landowners assisting with protection and restoration of prairies

Cascadia Prairie Oak partnership (CPOP)

CPOP is a community of people and organizations that are involved in prairie-oak conservation and species recovery efforts in western Cascadia.

The Evergreen State College Puget Prairie Plants

This website is part of the ongoing effort at The Evergreen State College to document the flora of the prairies of south Puget Sound.

The Prairie Conservation Nursery Program

The Conservation Nurseries Program is part of the Sustainability in Prisons project at The Evergreen State College, and provides job-training opportunities for inmates while propagating plants for prairie restoration projects.

Habitat and pollinator resources
Western Washington Tree Fruit and Alternative Fruits ‘Pollination’ Website

This website provides an extensive list of resources on native pollinators, pollinator habitat, and other resources.

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

The Xerces Society is a science-based conservation organization, working with diverse partners including scientists, land managers, educators, policymakers, farmers, and citizens.

On Farm Conservation
Wild Farm Alliance

Wild Farm Alliance helps farms thrive by working with nature, and supporting farmers’ critical role in reversing biodiversity loss and climate change. We engage conservationists and consumers to support these efforts.

 

Local on-farm conservation news

WSU Thurston Extension awarded grant to study grazed prairies for rare species protection.

The WSU Thurston County Extension program worked with a regional research collaboration to fund a 3-year Western region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant to study grazing and species protection in south Puget Sound prairies.

Washington’s Voluntary Stewardship Program begins to take shape

Capitol Press. April 27th, 2017.