Betsy Hartley


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Put out the welcome mat for birds in winter

Oct 25, 2019
If you are feeding backyard birds, be sure to continue through winter when they need the nutrition.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Tensions lessening between rangeland fire groups and government agencies

Oct 24, 2019
A study led by Oregon State University finds that tensions between Rangeland Fire Protection Associations and government agencies have lessened– rapidly in Idaho and gradually in Oregon.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Why is our lizard roommate hanging around?

Oct 2019
In Astoria, a lizard frequently finds its way into our ground-level apartment, coming in through the adjacent garage. It's been relocated to various places several yards away, and within a week or so, it's back. We're here twice a year for a total of about four to five months each year, and at least twice have found skin it has shed. Do you have any idea what it is and what it is looking for inside the house?

By Michael O'Loughlin | Featured Question

Increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large economic benefits

Aug 14, 2019
A new study provides evidence that increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large benefits to the citizens of the Pacific Northwest.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Creating habitat

May 2019
Want to be a good neighbor to local wildlife? Check out these tips from a Conservation Specialist to take your "naturescaping" game to the next level!

By Rose Clarke, Jon Wagner | Article

Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA

Jul 23, 2019
For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds of organisms in a stream.

By Chris Branam | News Story

How can we help our captive fawn?

Jul 2019
A new fawn has been born in our horses 7 acre "dry lot" turnout. I have seen the mother and the little one looks healthy. We live in Central Oregon and the dry lot is primarily Juniper trees and Mustard weed because the horses have eaten any natural grasses. The fence is 4 ft. high so the fawn is trapped in the turnout unless I open three gates to a pasture...

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

Balancing weed control, fuels reduction, and wildlife

May 2019
While it can be challenging to find the balance, there is much that we can do to meet our objectives for wildlife while controlling weeds and reducing fuels. Recent research at OSU can help us make informed decisions about some of the tradeoffs.

By Glenn Ahrens | Article

Extreme draining of Oregon reservoir aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish

May 21, 2019
Low-cost, extreme draining of Fall Creek Reservoir aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon – and led to the gradual disappearance of two species of predatory invasive fish in the artificial lake.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Barring wildlife helps get your space back

May 17, 2019
Sometimes, it's best to learn to live with the animals that also call our gardens home.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story