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Vineyard natural habitats assist with butterfly comeback
May 11, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences


PROSSER, Wash. – Washington wine grape vineyards experimenting with sustainable pest management systems are seeing an unexpected benefit: an increase in butterflies.

Preserving Island County
December 3, 2004

Situated inside the historic Admiralty Head Lighthouse on Whidbey Island is the WSU Island County Extension office. Although small in comparison to other extensions, the center prides itself on its engaging programs that encourage environmental preservation among county residents.“We place a huge investment in the place we live, and that investment pays off in that we preserve the county for future generations,” said Don Meehan, extension director, Island County Extension.While Meehan is the only resident faculty member at the center, there are approximately 700 volunteers participating in the center’s many programs.For example, the Beach Watchers program exchanges 100 hours of expert training from top instructors … » More …