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The Spring Creek Project Page

The Spring Creek Project seems to be based in Corvallis, OR. They are doing interesting things worth keeping up with. They have it somewhat gathered on a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/springcreekproject/about

Because their info seems scattered and potentially unavailable to non-Facebook users, I will provide some direct links to content.

OSU is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a yearlong series of events, including four festivals. These festivals recognize that Oregon State is one of only two universities in the U.S. that have been honored with land, sea, space and sun grant designations. This event is part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival running Feb. 12 – 24. Oregon Sea Grant has been based at OSU since it began in 1971. Learn more at OSU150.org. – Also see the events page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/springcreekproject/events/

Interesting Events

Renowned geomorphologist David R. Montgomery is giving the keynote address at this year’s Oregon Society of Soil Scientists conference, which Spring Creek Project is co-sponsoring. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Corvallis for David's talk. While the conference requires registration, the keynote is free and open to the public.

David has been working for years to tell the story of how topography and geology intertwine with the well-being of ecological systems and human societies. The breadth of his field work has taken David, a MacArthur Fellow, to many countries around the world. In his latest book, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, he turns his attention to agricultural problems that are as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population. But there is reason for hope. In Growing a Revolution, David draws on visits to farms around the world that are at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity’s ailing soil back to life. David lays out an inspiring vision in which agriculture becomes a solution to environmental problems by helping feed all of us, cool the planet, and restore life to the land.

Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change

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