Conservation content throughout the seasons.
View this email in your browser

In this Email...

Part One: Core Concepts. In this video, TEK is defined and the ecological and cultural significance of TEK are discussed.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge 

A Two-Part Video Series

This two-part video series was produced in partnership by Luckiamute Watershed Council, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and Polk Soil & Water Conservation District, with additional funding support from Benton Soil & Water Conservation District and Willamette Habitat Restoration Fund. The series was filmed, edited and produced by Grahame Bywater.

The knowledge and practices shared in this series can be applied to many different landscapes within the Willamette Valley, and the concepts adapted on an even broader scale. Watch the short videos to learn what Traditional Ecological Knowledge refers to and how you can apply its principles to your landscape management.

Part Two: Practical Applications of TEK. This video explains how landowners can incorporate the principles of TEK into their own land management strategies.
Learn more

Wildfire Wednesday Webinars

A Series from OSU Extension Fire Program

Wednesdays, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 and 12/8
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

This series, which began in the spring of 2021, continues this fall with four webinars covering a range of topics to help you prepare for the next wildfire season.
The next webinar is scheduled for November 17 and will cover Home Hardening: specific recommendations from experts to enhance the survivability of your home in case of an approaching wildfire.

Registration is required for these free online learning opportunities. 

Register Now

BSWCD's Conservation Education Grants

Accepting applications through November 15

If you want to engage students in the study of natural resources in Benton County we want to help make it happen! We fund field trips, interns, garden supplies, curriculum, and a wide variety of other projects. Average grant award is $500. Application period will close November 15, 2021. 

Learn More and Apply

Upcoming Events

Now Winter Native Plant Sale shop online now!
10/19-11/17 Salmon Watch Field Trips
11/17 Wildfire Webinar (OSU Extension Fire Program)

Visit BSWCD's calendar.

Did you know?

Some of the plant materials BSWCD offers through our Fall Bulb and Seed Sale come from the Grand Ronde native plant nursery. This fall, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde provided:

Benton SWCD Staff

Holly Crosson, Executive Director, 541-753-7208 ext. 201 
Linda Lovett, Operations Manager, 541-753-7208 ext. 200
Michael Ahr, Natural Resource Conservation Program Manager, 541-753-7208 ext.202
Donna Schmitz, Resource Conservationist, 541-753-7208 ext. 203
Teresa Matteson, Resource Conservationist, 541-753-7208 ext. 204
Heath Keirstead, Communications & Community Engagement, 541-753-7208 ext. 205

Connect with us

Facebook Facebook
LinkedIn LinkedIn
Website Website
Instagram Instagram
YouTube YouTube
Forward Forward
Share Share
Copyright © 2013 Benton Soil and Water Conservation District, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp