Mushroom Cultivation Workshop with Fungi For The People

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Plant ID Hike April 19th

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Preparing for Marbled Murrelet Survey Season

Marbled murrelet survey season is right around the corner. Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of hiking and mapping out our survey stations. Here is some of what we’ve seen so far:

A type of gooseberry, from the genus Ribes.

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Soup Creek Hike photos!

Thanks to everyone who came out to hike the  proposed Soup Creek “variable retention regeneration harvest.” We found maple, red alder, tan oak, Western hemlock and, of course, some impressive Douglas fir, like the one in the photo above.

Many flowering plants are currently in bloom at Soup Creek, including lots of Western trillium, pictured above. We also spotted red-flowering currant, stream violet and a rare fairyslipper–Calypso bulbosa of the Orchid family.

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Conservation Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue on Elliott DSL Land Sale Purchasers

From Cascadia Wildlands (www.cascwild.org)
Eugene, OR — Three conservation organizations filed a notice of intent today to sue any potential timber purchasers of nearly 3,000 acres of the Elliott State Forest recently authorized for sale by the State of Oregon. Audubon Society of Portland, Cascadia Wildlands and the Center for Biological Diversity argue that if timber companies knowingly buy and log the tracts that contain marbled murrelet habitat, they will be in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act.“The state knows that it is illegal to log these lands, which is why they are proposing to sell them in the first place.  Any purchaser should be keenly aware of the liability associated with logging marbled murrelet habitat in these parcels, particularly since we have already obtained an injunction against the current owner,” said Daniel Kruse, attorney for the groups serving the notice. “We plan to prosecute anyone who would purchase and log this important habitat for marbled murrelets, just as we successfully prosecuted the state.”

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Public Hike With Cascadia Wildlands March 15th

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Citizen Science panel at PIELC

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