by Kim Leval, Debbie Schlenoff and Louise Shimmel, December 27, 2016
NCAP Executive Director, Kim Level, joins the Lane County Audubon Society and the Cascades Raptor Center to express concerns about the use of rodenticides such as Rozol to control rodent populations. Recent raptor deaths throughout the state of Oregon have been linked to indiscriminate consumption of the poison.
by Jake Bartman, Portland Tribune, August 10, 2016
NCAP is creating a new project and will be working with the City of Wilsonville, Oregon on “Bee Stewards Wilsonville.” The program is expected to create pollinator habitats throughout the city, educate residents and more.
by Idaho Press-Tribune Staff, December 27, 2015
The Idaho Press-Tribune covers our annual Organic Farming Conference, scheduled for January 28-29 in Caldwell, ID. The main focus of this year's conference is the "holy grail" of organics, reduced tillage organic systems.
by Vanessa Salvia, Register Guard, December 29, 2015
Ashley Chesser, NCAP Communications Manager, shares home and gardening tips to avoid pesticides. Kim Leval, NCAP Executive Director, demonstrates an easy DIY fruit fly trap in the accompanying video.
by Carol Ryan Dumas, Capitol Press, December 16, 2015
Jennifer Miller, NCAP Healthy Food and Farms program director, says USDA has provided important support for organic farming through several programs and initiatives and numerous projects. Farmers rely on preventative practices for managing pests on organic farms, and seeds developed under organic conditions are better able to compete with weeds and resist pests and diseases.
by Carol Ryan Dumas, Capitol Press, December 7, 2015
A write-up on NCAP's Organic 101 workshop in Twin Falls, Idaho where we had over 100 Idaho farmers in attendance. Our event featured methods for transitioning from conventional to organic and how to keep yield high during that process.
by Torrie Cope, Idaho Press-Tribune, September 20, 2015
Coverage of NCAP's Idaho Field Day at Purple Sage Farms. NCAP had a successful day with Tim and Mike Sommers as they shared their organic farming and pollinator habitat methods with other growers in Idaho.
by Robert Coolman, The Daily Beast, September 3, 2015
Healthy People & Communities Program Director, Megan Dunn, is quoted in this article about using natural predators instead of chemical pesticides. The article looks at a review showing ants to be very effective at protecting orchards from pests. The Daily Beast is a widely read media outlet, reaching over 20 million readers per month.
by Jake Bartman, Wilsonville Spokesman, August 26, 2015
Feature article about the NCAP hosted film screening of "Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?" and the opportunity for the City of Wilsonville to make positive steps toward protecting pollinators.
by Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press, August 21, 2015
Coverage of NCAP's Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop in Eugene, OR.
by Steve Law, Portland Tribune, August 18, 2015
NCAP weighs in on using pesticides to control the spread of invasive species at Portland's Forest Park.
by Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press, July 28, 2015
Capital Press feature article about NCAP's Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop in Eugene, OR. The workshop featured experts from around the word helping farmers who want to reduce their reliance on pesticides in fighting the spotted wing drosophila.
King 5 News, Seattle, WA, May 2015
NCAP provided support to a team of Hamilton International Middle School students gathering petition signatures to make their school a no spray zone. See them in action in the news clip and read more about their efforts.
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by Kim Leval, NCAP Executive Director, Take Root Magazine, Spring 2015
How certain insecticides harm bees and what you can do about it.
by Sharon Selvaggio, NCAP Healthy Wildlife & Water Program Director, The Osprey, February 2015
An article on our salmon work was featured in The Osprey, a Journal published by the Steelhead Committee Federation of Fly Fishers. This journal is widely read by fisheries managers across the Northwest.
by Megan Dunn, NCAP Healthy People & Communities Program Director, HeraldNet, October 5, 2014
NCAP Program Director discusses why she testified in support of a Seattle resolution banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on city-owned property.
by Alan Minskoff, Edible Idaho South, Fall 2014
How the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides Helps Create Healthier Habitats, featuring NCAP's Healthy Food & Farms Program Director Jen Miller.