Jay Noller, a soil scientist from Oregon State University, is mapping evidence of tsunamis on war-torn Cyprus and helping the divided governments plan for a shared future.
If planted in a suitable habitat, native plants are well adapted to Central Oregon soils and climate. When grown in the right conditions, native plants experience less environmental, insect, and disease damage than nonnative plants.
Water-wise gardening conserves water and helps protect the environment. A xeriscape is a “dry scene” that uses very little water, but a water-wise garden includes any style that is designed to conserve water.