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Methow Conservancy Conservation Course: “The Dirt on Soil Health”

Join the Methow Conservancy for a seminar series focusing on the basics of soil health.

Each week will feature a different guest instructor – sign up for the entire series or individual classes.

Classes are held each Monday from 6-8PM in Your Space@TwispWorks.

  • March 11th: Carbon Cycling in the Soil, with Dr. Haiying Tao, Ph.D of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU.
  • March 18th: Applied Practices for Improving Soil Health, with local farming and garden gurus: Tess Hoke, Brad Halm, Stina Booth, and Cloudbird Bonin.

The cost is $30 per class.
Registration is required, please email daniel@methowconservancy.org to register.

Methow Conservancy Conservation Course: “The Dirt on Soil Health”

Join the Methow Conservancy for a seminar series focusing on the basics of soil health.

Each week will feature a different guest instructor – sign up for the entire series or individual classes.

Classes are held each Monday from 6-8PM in Your Space@TwispWorks.

  • March 4th: Basics of Soil Biology, with Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Ph.D of Soil Science, WSU.
  • March 11th: Carbon Cycling in the Soil, with Dr. Haiying Tao, Ph.D of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU.
  • March 18th: Applied Practices for Improving Soil Health, with local farming and garden gurus: Tess Hoke, Brad Halm, Stina Booth, and Cloudbird Bonin.

The cost is $30 per class.
Registration is required, please email daniel@methowconservancy.org to register.

Methow Conservancy Conservation Course: “The Dirt on Soil Health”

Join the Methow Conservancy for a four-week, seminar series focusing on the basics of soil health.

Each week will feature a different guest instructor – sign up for the entire series or individual classes.

Classes are held each Monday from 6-8PM in Your Space@TwispWorks.

  • Feb. 25th: Basics of Soil Chemistry, with Jeff Bullock, Ph.D of Agricultural Sciences, Wenatchee Valley College
  • March 4th: Basics of Soil Biology, with Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Ph.D of Soil Science, WSU.
  • March 11th: Carbon Cycling in the Soil, with Dr. Haiying Tao, Ph.D of Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU.
  • March 18th: Applied Practices for Improving Soil Health, with local farming and garden gurus: Tess Hoke, Brad Halm, Stina Booth, and Cloudbird Bonin.

The cost is $95 for the full course, or $30 per class.
Registration is required, please email daniel@methowconservancy.org to register.

Last Sunday Series: Whitebark Pine – Sentinel of Alpine Forests

The Methow valley Interpretive Center presents the next in their series of Last Sunday lectures, Whitebark Pine – Sentinel of Alpine Forests with presenter Connie Mehmel.

Connie is a forester and forest insect specialist who has spent many seasons walking the alpine trails of eastern Washington looking at whitebark pines. She currently works for the US Forest Service, stationed out of the Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Lab. She is a member of the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation, the Society of American Foresters and the Washington Native Plant Society.

Last Sunday presentations are open to the public and presented free of charge, but donations are graciously accepted at the door.

The lecture is presented in Building #2 on the TwispWorks Campus.

Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project Update with Laurel Baum

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center presents the next in their series of Last Sunday Lectures. Presenter Laurel Baum received her B.S. in Environmental Science focusing on Conservation Restoration Ecology from UW. She has been with the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project for 7 years—5 of those years as a volunteer and now as the Project Coordinator. Laurel is also an aspiring wildlife tracker & naturalist.

Conservation Northwest leads the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project (CWMP), organizing citizen-scientist volunteers to monitor and document wildlife using remote cameras from the Washington Cascades to the Kettle Crest and southern British Columbia.

Confirming the presence of rare carnivores and other animals informs land management decisions upon which wildlife depend and guides conservation programs and priorities of state and federal agencies.

Come learn more about this citizen science project and how you can get involved!

The Last Sunday Lecture Series is presented free of charge but donations are graciously accepted!