In the Press


Clean Water

by Matt Rice,, December 2017

A radio interview with program director Sharon Selvaggio discussing the impact of pesticides on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead.

Oregon Should Revise Policy on Rodent Poisons

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.

Bee Prepared

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.

Organic Farming Conference Coming to Caldwell

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.

Homestyle Weed, Bug Remedies

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.

Organic Groups Welcome Research Funding, Say More Needed 

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.

Organic Transition: Knowing Your Way Around Nutrients 

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.

The Buzz Around Native Bees

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. 

Ants Are Just as Effective as Chemical Pesticide

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.

Bee Aware

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.

Experts Offer Pesticide Alternatives in Fight Against SWD

by Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press, August 21, 2015

Coverage of NCAP's Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop in Eugene, OR.

City Launches War on Weeds in Forest Park

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. 

Experts Offer Pesticide Alternatives in Spotted Wing Drosophila Fight

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.

Student Green Team Fights Pesticide Use

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.

Pollinators and Pesticides
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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.

Clean Water for Salmon - An Elusive Goal

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.   

Cities Can Take Steps to Protect Bees' Vital Place in Agriculture

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.

Abuzz with Bees

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.


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