Discover the species you can find in your backyard!
Frogs and salamanders are small, secretive animals that often turn out to be colorful and charming upon close inspection. Over 30 species inhabit the Pacific Northwest, and Dr. Ivan Phillipsen will introduce you to the basics of their fascinating world.
A discussion about beavers with Ben Goldfarb, author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, and Jefferson Jacobs, Riparian Restoration Coordinator for the Oregon Natural Desert Association.
July 14 OMN Webinar: Geology of Central Oregon: Exploring the Crooked River Caldera
Rocks tell stories of time passing, climate change and cataclysms. Floods cascaded across the Pacific Northwest. Mountains have roared. Come explore the rich geologic history of central Oregon.
Presenter: Carrie Gordon, retired U.S. Forest Service geologist and Oregon Master Naturalist, has lived in central Oregon since 1992. Carrie has had a life-long fascination with the land and the rocks, listening to the stories they tell.
Summer Webinar Series #1: July 16, Promoting Wildlife on Your Small Farm
The Promoting Wildlife on your Small Farm Webinar is a part of the OSU Extension Master Naturalist & Tualatin SWCD Summer 2020 Webinar Series. In this webinar, we investigate how you can support wildlife on your small acreage farm. We examine why farms are important for wildlife and recommend practices you can use to help promote wildlife on your farm.
July 27 OMN Webinar: Earth's Wild Music: Celebrations and Laments
We all love the music of the natural world – howling wolves, singing songbirds, chirping frogs, moaning whales. But our joy in their songs is muted by our growing understanding of the existential threats against them. Where can we find hope in a time of extinction?
Kathleen Dean Moore is the award-winning author or co-editor of many books about our moral and emotional bonds to the wild, reeling world, including Riverwalking, Wild Comfort, Moral Ground,and Great Tide Rising. A philosopher and activist, Moore writes from Corvallis, Oregon and Chichagof Island, Alaska. Find out more at riverwalking.com.
Summer Webinar Series #2: July 28, Combating Climate Change on Your Farm
The Combating Climate Change on the Farm Webinar is a part of the OSU Extension Master Naturalist & Tualatin SWCD Summer 2020 Webinar Series. In this webinar, we explore how you can prepare your farm for climate change. We introduce the latest climate change trends and investigate how these may impact farms in the future. We also recommend practices that you can implement now to help reduce future effects of climate change on your farm.
Summer Webinar Series #3: August 3, What's Wrong with My Tree?
The What's Wrong with My Tree? Webinar is a part of the OSU Extension Master Naturalist & Tualatin SWCD Summer 2020 Webinar Series. In this webinar, we explore how you can diagnose tree health problems on your property. We introduce local tree health problems found in the Willamette Valley, investigate the signs and symptoms of distressed trees, and recommend steps you can take to improve the health of your trees.
Summer Webinar Series #4: Wildfire in Your Forest Future
Wildfire in Your Forest's Future is a part of the OSU Master Naturalist & Tualatin SWCD Summer 2020 Webinar Series. In this webinar, we explore how wildfire can pose a risk to your neighborhood. We introduce common wildfire behaviors and recommend ways that you can prepare your landscape and home to reduce wildfire risks.
Summer Webinar Series #5: Gardening with Pacific Northwest Native Plants, An Ecological Approach
Gardening with Pacific Northwest Native Plants: An Ecological Approach is a part of the OSU Extension Master Naturalist & Tualatin SWCD Summer 2020 Webinar Series. In this webinar, we explore how you can incorporate native plants into your landscape. We discuss what makes a plant “native”, situate native plants in the context of native ecosystems, and how these ecosystems can be adopted into the home garden.