The 2014 field season is gearing up and the IAE Conservation Research crew will be back on the road to conduct annual monitoring and research on plant species and ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. Projects scheduled for this year include monitoring and researching management techniques for the Cook’s desert parsley, surveying for Cusick’s lupine in eastern Oregon, out-planting native species at Horse Rock Ridge, creating propagation protocols for bartonberry, and monitoring populations of Kincaid’s lupine throughout its range. Keep an eye out for new blog posts about these projects (and many more!) from this year’s NPSO interns, Emma MacDonald and Amy Comstock.
In addition, this is the fifth year that we will be participating in the Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering program through Saturday Academy, and our team will welcome a high-school student intern in June. We are looking forward to an exciting field season!