Spring is our busiest and most fun season of the year. It’s when we get outside and explore, enjoy and celebrate the land the best way we know how – hikes and work parties. We’d like to thank the volunteers who helped us get out and show us the meaning of conservation.
See highlights from the 2018 Member Picnic and Annual Meeting.
Oredson Todd Woods, a conserved park in Ashland, was abuzz recently with the excited and curious energy of lots of 4th and 5th graders. They left their indoor classrooms for the outdoors to attend our Loving the Land annual student camp. For a wonderful write up of the program, check out the Daily Tidings article by John Darling.
Owners of a conserved property in Takilma located in the East Fork Illinois River Watershed captured some nice footage of a bobcat and Pacific fisher visiting a salmon carcass along a tributary through their land.
This month we are highlighting conserved public-access natural areas in Jacksonville, Ore. We are grateful to the City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Woodlands Association, and the selfless volunteers who help protect the lands we love for the people we love. We hope you enjoy this month’s “hike” down memory lane.
This month we are highlighting two conserved public-access properties located in Ashland, Ore. We are grateful to the City of Ashland, the Ashland Woodland & Trails Association, and the countless volunteers who help maintain these incredible natural gems. We hope you enjoy this month’s “hike” down memory lane
Read volunteer documentarian, Crystal Nichols's, full blog post with videos highlighting the intriguing and significant life of coho salmon, its threats and how stream-side landowners can help these "living boomerangs".
During the holidays you may be hanging mistletoe in doorways in anticipation of a kiss. Or perhaps on a winter drive looking out the window you notice leafless oak trees full of green mistletoe balls and wonder if the mistletoe is harming the trees. So, is mistletoe a kiss or a curse?
We are proud to say, “We did it!” Thanks to Katharine Bronwen and Stan Dean, we are honored to add their 160-acre property to our SOLC family of protected lands.
With their bold colors and impressive aerial displays, dragonflies have stolen the hearts of many. Read Karen Hussey's Dragonfly article for factoids, photos and videos about the superpowers of dragonflies. Find out why oding is called oding, how they catch their food with a basket, and tips on how to protect and create habitat for these special critters.