Wildlife & Water Resources



Pesticide Impacts to Aquatic Ecosystems- English & Español

Studies of major rivers and streams in the United States find that 96% of fish, 100% of surface water samples and 33% of major aquifers contain one or more pesticides at detectable levels. This document illustrates the pathways for pesticides to enter waterways and harm salmon, plus alternative solutions to help protect salmon.

Water is the Connection

In our 2017 publication Water is the Connection, along with 8 associated fact sheets, we connect the dots between water, pesticide use and salmon in the Willamette Valley. We discuss why salmon and their habitats are at risk from pesticides, highlight alternatives for weed, insect and disease management and share suggested best management practices for when these pesticides are used.

Many Small Hammers: Practices and Resources for Northwest Growers

To be profitable while reducing synthetic pesticides, sustainable agriculture requires a comprehensive awareness of alternative farming methods. The concept of using “many small hammers” to effectively address pest management problems – rather than the “big hammer” of a pesticide – is an approach grounded in a view of the farm as a living, diverse and dynamic system. This report provides an overview of several of these “small hammers” for growers who wish to consider implementing alternative methods for pest management.

A Preliminary Investigation: Growers Learning About and Implementing Mandatory Streamside Pesticide Buffers

In 2015, NCAP undertook an effort to understand how well no-spray buffers are being communicated. NCAP looked at state efforts to inform applicators of these requirements. In addition, NCAP conducted a survey of grower contacts and advisors to assess the level of understanding of the buffers among key farmer contacts.


Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Learn about the benefits of a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers protect environmentally sensitive land, decrease erosion, restore wildlife habitat, and safeguard ground and surface water.



Native Bees & Neonicotinoids

Bees are among the most important pollinators with over 4,000 native species in North America. 
This issue brief explains the effect of neonicotinoids on our native bees.

Plant These Save Bees + Neonic Examples

A double-sided flyer with examples of flowering plants to help feed bees, plus a list of common products to avoid containing neonicotinoids.


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