Bothered by Mosquitoes

Tips to avoid getting bit! (by Jennifer Snyder and Ashley Chesser)   Mosquito season is upon us! Most people have been bit or bothered by these insects at one time or another. While male mosquitoes feed solely on flower nectar, most adult female mosquitoes also feed on blood from a variety of animals – including humans. Continue reading

Natural Yellowjacket Control Part 1: Safety & Seasonality

Summer is here and so are the yellowjackets! This guest post was written by NCAP supporter Aaron Walton. Aaron shares tips from his experience managing yellowjackets on his 2.5 acre property near Eugene, Oregon. Continue reading

Noxious Weeds at Azure Standard Farm

5/23/2017 UPDATE:  Last week, on May 17, 2017, the Sherman County Court held a discussion regarding the Sherman County Weed Control Ordinance violation associated with Azure Standard Farm. After a social media blitz and the Sherman County Commissioners office receiving a staggering 57,000 emails as of last Wednesday, all parties involved met to discuss the issue.  Continue reading

Recovering Salmon in the Willamette Basin:
the need to address pesticides and other toxins

(by Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director) The Willamette Basin has sustained salmon and steelhead (salmonids) for fifteen million years. Despite their recognized economic, cultural and ecological significance, fish populations are in trouble. Hope for recovery rests on a concerted, broad-based effort to implement actions in a recently developed recovery plan.[1]  Continue reading

Rally for Water and Wildlife

Water is truly the source for all life. Where would we be without clean water to drink? Let’s spare a few minutes to think about our fish. Oregon salmon and steelhead pass through urban, farm and forest lands during their freshwater residencies. Fry like to hang out in low-flow areas where pesticides can concentrate. In some watersheds, multiple pesticides commingle in streams downstream of urban and agricultural areas, and anything living in the water can’t avoid exposure. Continue reading