What is a Weevil?

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By Ty Reinnemann Find out what the ERC Pesticide Action interns were up to this summer! Cyphocleonus achates (Cypho), commonly known as knapweed root weevil, overwinters in the large taproots of the spotted knapweed. This aggressive invasive weed has wreaked havoc on the American rangelands and forests since its introduction. Thus a solution had to be found that didn’t revolve … Read More

Alisa McGowanWhat is a Weevil?

EcoCamp 2019 in Review

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By Lindsay VanMieghem After two weeks at EcoCamp, discovering the natural world that Idaho has to offer, we have so many memories from our adventures and discoveries, but here are some of the highlights! Week 1: Discovering Wild Idaho Our first week of EcoCamp is open to rising 5th and 6th graders, and on Monday we had 7 campers rearing … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemEcoCamp 2019 in Review

Pesticide Action: Stories from the Field

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In summer 2018, the ERC hosted two Pesticide Action interns, Ben Brunelle and Grace Stribling-Hough. Each summer, the efforts of the Pesticide Action interns are integral in furthering the ERC’s and United States Forest Service’s (USFS) efforts in providing safe methods for noxious weed control. The Pesticide Action interns work to maintain an insectary in Sun Valley that is raising … Read More

Alisa McGowanPesticide Action: Stories from the Field

2018 Fall Science After School: Sign Up Today

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By Alisa McGowan We are gearing up for our annual fall sessions of Science After School at Hemingway STEAM School and Bellevue Elementary School. Science After School is a FREE six-week program, open to 4th and 5th grade students, that involves students with the natural environment through outdoor adventures and explorations. Participants explore their local environment and engage in hands-on projects relating to natural science … Read More

Alisa McGowan2018 Fall Science After School: Sign Up Today

EcoCamp – Mountain Goats, Marmots and More!

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By Alisa McGowan 2018 was our thirteenth year of EcoCamp in its present form. Read the exciting story of the sessions below. Each year, the nervous energy is present on the ERC deck as EcoCampers show up and anxiously await the arrival of the other campers on day one of EcoCamp. Parents and counselors double check bags, and at noon … Read More

Alisa McGowanEcoCamp – Mountain Goats, Marmots and More!