A diverse network of scientists, educators, artists, restoration experts, small businesses, volunteers, students, and other individuals are coming together to re-envision the future. Vesper Meadow is proud to be a hub for education, community science, art, nature connection, and stewardship activities. Join the movement!
Works to restore instream and streamside habitat, improve water quality and encourage community members to become stewards of the Rogue River and its tributaries. We are fortunate to have their support for restoration efforts, volunteer work, and their strong sense of community team-work.
Much more than a herbalism group, they are leading the way to inspire and nurture a generation of Earth stewards and community leaders. Their bioregional focus frames their work of interlocking human and environmental well-being and strive to live this philosophy as a daily practice.
Hawthorne Institute has adopted a plot at Vesper Meadow to tend for native medicinal plants, using traditional methods and monitor it with modern technology. We are excited to partner for 2019 education programs and look forward to deepening our work together in the years to come.
Works to facilitate diverse resilient ecosystems in tandem with a more robust native plant materials economy in the Rogue Basin by taking on many of the challenges in the native plant procurement process. We are glad to partner for community-empowering restoration programs.
In the nearby town of Ashland, the owners of the Northwest Nature Shop have created a hub for community engagement. We are thankful for their support and partnership.
They “strive to inspire a love and curiosity for the natural world, foster a community that appreciates nature and thus works to protect our natural surroundings for future generations. The Northwest Nature Shop is an active contributor to our community by hosting educational events and supporting educational and environmental organizations.”
We thank the Nature Shop for co-hosting events and providing support for keeping our bird feeders stocked!
At the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels, they remain committed to applying "the very best information and thinking available" in its conservation work. We are thankful to have them as partners in water management planning efforts.
Silver Springs Nursery
Decades of experience in growing locally sourced seeds for planting and restoration projects, we a fortunate to work with the support of Silver Springs nursery for our meadow and pollinator habitat restoration efforts.
Achieving bird conservation in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the ranges of migratory birds, KBO emphasizes high-caliber science and the role of birds as indicators. We are thankful for their partnership in monitoring programs, and informing restoration management planning.
Their mission to educate and inspire conservation of bees, their flowers, and our food system. With the local knowledge and work of national scope, we are excited to partner with this leader in pollinator conservation for both science and education programming.
Healthy Traditions Program, Confederated Tribes of Siletz
Seeks to improve the health of Siletz Tribal Members through educational activities which promote the use of traditional foods through hunting, gathering, gardening, cooking, food preservation and protecting our natural resources. We are honored to partner with the Healthy Traditions program in 2019 for enriched, hands-on programs with Siletz youth.
The Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument promote the protection, restoration, and conservation of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management. As an educational organization that works on adjacent public lands, we are excited to partner for programming: community science and bioblitzes, educational talks, and hikes.
SEEC is dedicated to creating outstanding educators, offering outstanding Environmental Education (EE) youth programs for the region, and producing leaders in the EE field. We are glad to work together with these graduate students and provide research and other internship opportunities for them.
Protecting and enhancing precious land in the Rogue River region to benefit our human and natural communities. As our program sponsor, the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy provides many resources, both administrative and programatic, for the Vesper Meadow Education Program.
This Portland-based art and environmental group builds cultural value of the natural world by connecting artists to the remaining wild places. Their diverse projects foster resilience, creative energy, and interdisciplinary collaboration. They are strong advocates for land justice and the protection of threatened land and water. We are thrilled to continue collaboration, and for the all-indigenous “Pelican Pod” group visit this summer.
Local experts, artists, and scientists:
We would like to thank local individuals who have worked with us to inform research or education programs, and dedicated their time and knowledge: Tom Doty (cultural storyteller), Joey Howard (Cascade Stream Solutions), Jace Ives (cartographer), Linda Kappen (lepidopterist), Diane Keller (biologist), Mary Kwart (land and fire managment), Jeff LaLande (archeologist), Kristi Mergenthaler (botanist), Justin Rhode (archeologist), Wayne Rolle (botanist), Robert Strahan (ecologist), Charisse Sydoriak (land management planning), John Villella (biologist), Greg Walter (historian, map collector), Lance Wyss (restoration ecologist), Norman Barrett (biologist), Jim Livaudais (biologist).