Palouse Prairie Foundation membership
Thank you for your support this past year!
It's easy to become a member of the Palouse Prairie Foundation.
Membership dues for the calendar year are:
The Palouse Prairie Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Please print this page and fill it in (or otherwise provide the requested information), and mail it with a check
payable to Palouse Prairie Foundation.
Please include an e-mail address if possible; that is our primary means of communicating about meetings, field trips, etc. Thank you.
We can look back on some of the things that the Palouse Prairie Foundation has done:
Some of the PPF mini-grants awarded:
Public presentations have included:
- UI, lab costs for positive eDNA (environmental DNA) identification of the giant Palouse earthworm
- UI, Theopholis Tower, natives planting around base of tower
- Moscow Charter School, low-water use native plants and research on hydroponics. Students from future classes will collect some of the data on flowering and pollination.
- UI Sustainability Center, native plant demonstration project. In addition to the benefits you mention in your proposal, this type of planting has the potential to increase landscape diversity, promote water conservation, and provide habitat for pollinators.
- Moscow High School, purchasing native seeds and plant starts
- Phillips Farm Park native plant walk/trail and signage
- Installation of a native plant garden as a learning tool at Russell Elementary School in Moscow
- Two restoration projects on private properties in the Viola area
- A restoration project on private property on Paradise Ridge
We've sponsored field trips to:
- Chris Baugher, UI, on giant Palouse Earthworm genetics research
- "Restoring the Vanishing Palouse Prairie: My Humble Attempt" by Kas Dumroese. Kas is a Research Plant Physiologist with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Moscow and a local landowner with Palouse Prairie on his property
- Karen Ward, a plant pathologist working as plant pest diagnostician at WSU in Pullman, talked about the First Detector program, and how to recognize invasive species – insects, weeds, plant pathogens, mollusks, etc.
- Tim Hatten, CEO of Invertebrate Ecology Inc., gave a presentation on Palouse insect pollinators and the citizen scientist monitoring program Pollinator Watch, which his company has developed
- Skyline Drive
- Pitt Cemetery
- Kramer Butte
- Tomer Butte
- A restoration site on Paradise Ridge
- A prairie remnant on Union Flat
- Rose Creek preserve with a focus on prairie arthropods
Some projects PPF has worked on and/or supported include:
- Planting an area adjacent to the Latah Trail just outsiude Moscow to native shrubs and forbs in memory of John Crock
Palouse Prairie Foundation
- Identification and mapping of Palouse Prairie remnants in Whitman and Latah Counties
- Consulting with First Wind on protection and mitigation of Palouse Prairie in the Palouse Wind Project near Oaksdale, WA
- A Technical Advisory Committee requirement for operation of Palouse Wind was put in place as a result of PPF advocacy
- Putting two cemeteries in Whitman County (superior sites of native prairie) into conservation easements.
Some grant funding has already been secured from USFWS.
- Efforts to include Palouse Prairie in Whitman County Critical Areas Ordinances
- Advising the Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane about their Palouse Prairie display garden
P.O. Box 8952
Moscow, ID 83843