PCD Educational Video Archive
Firewise for Livestock Owners
Alayne Blickle, creator of Horses for Clean Water, helps you identify wildfire risks around your farm or ranch and provides you with the appropriate actions to minimize risks, as well as ways to expedite an evacuation should the danger of wildfire arise. Presented May 26, 2022. This is the second in a series of two livestock presentations hosted in this spring livestock series.
Spring Pasture Management & Climate Resiliency
Alayne Blickle, creator of Horses for Clean Water, covers techniques for good pasture management, including how grasses grow, creating a winter paddock, spreading compost, rotational grazing, and managing small grazing areas. Presented May 19, 2022. This is the first in a series of two livestock presentations hosted in this spring livestock series.
Conservation Talk Series | Low-Tech Restoration and Riparian Corridors
Reid Camp, Fluvial Geomorphologist, shares examples from real projects that highlight techniques which produce short-term benefits in degraded stream channels (e.g., bank stabilization, reconnection of floodplain, improved fish habitat) and work with natural processes to produce sustainable long-term benefits (e.g., riparian growth, reduce sedimentation, filter excessive nutrients). Presented on April 21, 2022.
2022 Palouse Pesticide Education Event
Washington State Department of Agriculture and Palouse Conservation District present this pesticide education event. Presentations include: • Herbicide Resistance: Implications for PNW Wheat Production Systems Drew Lyon, Washington State University • Pesticide Stewardship and Proper Unused Pesticide Disposal Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of Agriculture • Pesticides and Water Quality in Washington State and the Palouse River Watershed Abigail Nickelson, Washington State Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Assessment Section This event is presented by Washington State Department of Agriculture as part of the Columbia River Basin Restoration Funding Assistance Program through the Environmental Protection Agency and Washington State Department of Ecology.
Conservation Talk Series | New Approaches to Palouse Prairie Outreach and Restoration
Chris Duke, Sarah Hill, and Alison Crowley of The Phoenix Conservancy introduce their exciting projects for 2022 and give a preview of some major projects on the horizon, as well as provide some great ways to get involved in Palouse Prairie restoration this year. Presented on February 9th, 2022.
Conservation Talk Series | Biological Corridors: Their Benefits to Wildlife and Ecological Diversity
Garrett LaCivita, Conservation Planner at Palouse Conservation District, discusses the importance of biological corridors, the local wildlife that utilize them, and the efforts PCD is making towards creating these networks of habitat in our community. Presented on January 6th, 2022.
Soil Health Sit Down | Organic Herbicides and Their Potential Role in Palouse Agriculture
Dr. Lynne Carpenter Boggs, Washington State University Soil Scientist and Professor and Aaron Appleby, Ph.D. Candidate in Crop Science present on “Organic Herbicides and Their Potential Role in Palouse Agriculture” as part of the Soil Health Sit Down Series. This producer-driven series aims to encourage dialogue surrounding soil health practices including cover crops, interseeding, and alternative cropping systems on the Palouse.
Conservation Talk Series | Beavers: Their Landscapes, Our Future
Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb discusses the history of this world-changing species; how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, and climate change; and how we can coexist with this challenging but vital rodent. This presentation was recorded on November 4th, 2021.
Conservation Talk Series | Composting for Farms & Gardens
Composting is a highly sustainable and low-tech way to cycle nutrients and improve soil health. However, the process and results of composting can be very different depending on the materials and situation. Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, soil scientist and professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at WSU, discusses ideal composting process and materials, as well as common limitations, realistic expectations, and appropriate uses for different composts. This presentation was recorded on March 11th, 2021.
A Brief Introduction to the Birds on the Palouse
Restoration efforts by Palouse Conservation District and partnering organizations, have provided essential habitat for birds and wildlife. Carly Monnin, AmeriCorps member with Palouse Conservation District, takes us on a tour of the birds we may see in those restoration areas and why native habitat is so essential. Filmed on location in the Palouse region of southeast Washington. Birding locations free and open to the public: Bill Chipman Trail at Paradise Creek Ider's Rest Nature Preserve, Moscow ID Kamiak Butte County Park, Palouse WA Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute, Moscow ID Perty Natural Area, Pullman WA Rose Creek Nature Preserve, Pullman WA Stateline Wetlands, Moscow ID Virgil Philips Farm County Park, Moscow ID University of Idaho Arboretum, Moscow ID Washington State University Arboretum, Pullman WA
Conservation Talk Series | The Threatened Spalding's Catchfly of the Palouse Prairie
Spalding’s Catchfly is a rare herbaceous perennial plant that grows in high-quality grasslands of the Palouse and other areas in the Intermountain West. It was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 2001. Join Anthony Hatcher, Conservation Coordinator with Palouse Conservation District, to learn more about this regionally endemic species and the recovery efforts underway to preserve and increase populations here in Whitman County! This presentation was recorded on February 4th, 2021.
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