Rogue Native Plant Parntership Blog

November Native Plant of the Month: Rubber Rabbitbrush (11/12/2019) - 11/12/19 – RNPP has started writing a new Native Plant of the Month column for the Rogue Basin Partnership newsletter! You can find the full RBP October newsletter here, and our Native Plant of the Month Column copied below. Native Plant of the Month: Rubber Rabbitbrush Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) is a small perennial shrub […]
October Native Plant of the Month: Vinegarweed (10/11/2019) - (10/11/19) – RNPP has started writing a new Native Plant of the Month column for the Rogue Basin Partnership newsletter! You can find the full RBP October newsletter here, and our Native Plant of the Month Column copied below. Native Plant of the Month: Vinegarweed While walking through open grassy woodlands and prairies during late […]
Upper Table Rock Seed Blitz and Yellow Starthistle Pulls (10/4/2019) - June 2017 – June 2019 For the third year in a row, volunteers with The Nature Conservancy and the Rogue Native Plant Partnership gathered on the slopes of Upper Table Rock to collect wildflower seed for future restoration projects and hand pull the highly invasive yellow starthistle. Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) is an exotic annual […]
Restoring huckleberry habitat as a cultural resource (9/26/2019) - On September 26th a large group of volunteers including Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians members, Forest Service and BLM employees and Rogue Native Plant Partnership volunteers converged on a recently burnt area just outside the town of Prospect in the High Cascades to help replant 1500 mountain huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum) plants. The […]
Collecting milkweed seedpods for local pollinators and landowners (9/9/2019) - Ten Rogue Valley community members come together at the Forest Service’s J. Herbert Stone Nursery in Central Point to volunteer for a milkweed seedpod collecting event on September 9th. Even with a decent breeze sending the seed fluff (known more officially as “coma”) flying everywhere, we still managed to collect large amounts of both narrowleaf […]
Restoring disturbed ground on Mt Ashland with native forbs (6/2/2019) - June 2nd, 2019 We had a fantastic day on Mt Ashland on June 1st, working with a group of volunteers to plant out 4,500 native plant plugs in an area next to the Mt Ashland lodge that was recently disturbed by heavy machinery. Thanks to the folks at the Mt Ashland Ski Lodge for helping […]
Growing plants for seed production at Long Shadow Fields (4/25/2019) - April 25, 2019 Long Shadow Fields in Talent is one of a handful of local farms working with the Rogue Native Plant Partnership to develop a new model of native forb seed production. Seed for native forbs – herbs, and grasses – can often be hard to come by in the amounts required for local […]