Key Concepts in Riparian Restoration

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Bitteroot

Bitteroot

Bitteroot blooms on north-facing cliffs in western North America.

The Paiute name for bitteroot is kangedya. Traditional Native American uses of the plant included eating the roots, mixed with berries and meat, and using the roots to treat sore throats.

 

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Stewardship Pronghorn Fence

Stewardship Pronghorn Fence

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Western Rattlesnake

Western Rattlesnake

Also known as the Great Basin Rattlesnake, these pit vipers have buff-tan coloring and small, oval blotches to blend into their arid surroundings. Small heat-sensing indentations on each side of the snake’s snout detects warm-blooded prey for better striking accuracy in the dark. Source: The Oregon Encyclopedia

Latin name: Crotalus oreganus lutosus

Key Concepts in Riparian Restoration

Whether you’re learning about restoring streams and rivers for the first time, or you’re a life-long beaver believer, this list of resources will provide additional information on both how and why ONDA focuses on restoring beaver habitat in our riparian restoration programs.   Background and introductory resources: Historical background on the extirpation of beaver...

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How Much Wilderness Do We Need?

In a recent editorial, The Bulletin asked a good question: “how much land does Oregon have that is appropriate for wilderness?” The answer is a lot. A heckuva lot. In Oregon’s high desert alone, federal surveys and volunteer-driven inventories have identified eight million acres of public lands and hundreds of miles of rivers and...

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How to Identify Native Plants

By Scott Bowler Hey, what’s that cool flower? After leading wildflower discovery and identification trips for 40-plus years, I can tell you that people’s most common reaction upon encountering a new flower is: “Oh, cool! What’s that?” They want a name. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the key steps to figuring...

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How to Protect Desert Rivers

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Right now, we have a remarkable opportunity to secure Wild and Scenic River status for our beloved desert rivers – if we all speak up! You’ll learn how to write an effective letter to the editor, use your social media to rally your river-loving friends,...

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How To Build a Beaver Dam

This is part of our High Desert Academy digital event series. Beaver are among nature’s most impressive ecosystem engineers. Learn how you can lend them a hand – and then let them take over – to create healthier and more resilient desert habitat. Join ONDA’s Riparian Restoration Coordinator Jefferson Jacobs for this live-streaming event...

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Ten Superlative Volunteers

Oregon’s high desert is a unique place, full of magic and wonder. The same could be said of those people who give their time and attention so generously to its care. Today, we’d like to introduce you to ten conservation heroes you could meet at an ONDA event or on a stewardship trip and...

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Canceled: Cottonwood Canyon Riparian Restoration

This trip will leverage momentum from the previous season when ONDA installed Beaver Dam Analogues (BDAs) to irrigate planting areas and built exclosure fences to protect plantings until they are fully established. Now for the fun part of preparing the ground and adding plants to sites that are ideal for accommodating new native vegetation!...

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Clarno Willow Harvest #2

Join the winter tradition of harvesting willows at the Clarno Nursery for use in restoration projects this spring!

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Clarno Willow Harvest #3

Join the winter tradition of harvesting willows at the Clarno Nursery for use in restoration projects this spring!

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Postponed: Denny Jones Ranch Restoration #1

This is the first of three restoration projects on Denny Jones Ranch, a conservation property owned by the Burns Paiute Tribe, that ONDA volunteers will participate in during 2020. ONDA has been working with the Burns Paiute Tribe to achieve their restoration goals for this property since 2015 and is encouraged by the impact...

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