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Tri-Met's Orange Line Landscapes: Bybee Stop to Oak Grove

Part 2 of the Orange Line series

Heading south of the Harold St. overpass the Orange Line leaves the most urbanized portion of its route, or at least its most densely populated stretch.   5,108 more words


Tri-Met's Orange Line Landscapes: Clinton & SE 12th to Harold St.

Size matters.  In horticulture it changes everything.  Things that are inconsequential, or maybe even enjoyable in the backyard garden, can quickly become daunting or onerous when the scale is ramped up.   5,239 more words


What influences the ecological success of river restoration?

In the last twenty years or so, environmental managers on many rivers and streams around the world have undertaken restoration schemes in an attempt to rectify the ecological damage caused by decades – if not centuries – of human modifications and pollution. 1,110 more words


The Subterranean Dance: Plants, Nutrients, Water and Their Relationship in Soil Health

Third in the Water Series

As I seem to keep repeating, water, makes life possible. Plants and animals, with too little, die. Soil, in a very real sense is alive as well, and requires water to animate it. 6,895 more words


Yellowstone National Park taking more input on winter use

Adaptive management plan requires ongoing monitoring and public involvement

Staff Report

FRISCO — National Park rangers in Yellowstone are still grappling with winter use rules in an effort to balance protection of resources with recreation. 463 more words


On the Front Lines in the Battle Against Invasive Species: Strike Teams!

Invasive Species Strike Teams are an important part of environmental stewardship; they are the protectors and defenders of our native plants and wildlife! Invasive plants are fast spreading and can create ecological changes that crowd out native plants and alter habitats to make them unsuitable for native insects or animals. 540 more words

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June 30 Corn Nitrogen Update!

Everyone suspects that there has been a fair amount of leaching of soil nitrate from corn fields in the Northeast this year, but how much?  Since most of the corn is more than 12 inches tall, it is too late to use the pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT) on most fields; recommendations are not valid if the samples are taken after that time.  651 more words