Native plant app! Although this app is focused in California, Calflora is a leading database of wildflower images for Oregon too. Check it out.
NASA and USGS have put together online climate model predictor that lets the user look at climate predictions (temperature and precipitation) at the US county scale
Conservation News and Events Corner
March 29th, 2014 - CHICKENS!! TURKEYS!! DUCKS!!
Are you interested in learning – from an expert – the HOW-TOs of raising poultry?? If so, this POULTRY WORKSHOP is for YOU! We are privileged to have Dr. James Hermes, OSU Extension Service Poultry Specialist, as our guest speaker. He will present valuable information about hatching eggs, brooding and raising chicks, poultry nutrition, flock and bird health, breeds of poultry, and housing for poultry. Seating is limited for this workshop, so pre-registration is a must! Cost is $25. To register or for more information, please contact OSU Extension Lincoln County at 541-574-6534.
March 20th, 2014 - Lincoln County Master Gardeners (TM) Pruning lecture and workshop from 1:30 - 3:30 PM at the Oregon Coast Community College Newport, 400 SE College Way. Vern, with Buena Vista Arbor Care will be there to provide hands on opportunity to learn the proper way to prune various trees and shrubs and answer all your questions. If you would like hands on practice, bring your pruners, if not, we'll have extra to share. Please RSVP Kathy Buisman 541-574-6534
March 13th, 2014 - Lincoln County Master Gardeners (TM) Round Table discussion of Ornamental & Landscape Plants. Leading the discussion will be Scott with Bear Valley and Nursery & Landscaping and Nate with Blakes Coastal Nursery. It will be held at the Oregon Coast Community College located at 3788 SE High School Drive in Lincoln City from 10 AM - Noon. This is the perfect opportunity to ask the experts about your landscape questions. Please RSVP to Kathy Buisman at (541) 574-6534.
Jan 2014 - Seastar wasting disease: have you been hearing about this phenomenon and want to learn more about it? Check
out UC Santa Cruz website for more info on what and where this impact is occuring in West Coast intertidal zones.
(Source: University of California, Santa Cruz)
Jan 2014 - National Assessment of Shoreline Change: Historical Shoreline Change Along the Pacific Northwest Coast. This new report utilized LIDAR technology to assess how coastal area erosion is progressing.
(Source: US Geological Service)
Conservation Tools and Apps
OSU Extension Small Farms Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator: This free online tool compares the nutrient value and cost of cover crops, organic and synthetic fertilizers and compost. Use this Excel Calculator to develop well balanced and cost effective nutrient management programs for your farm.
Get the Calculator here.
Get the Calculator here.