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Hop farmers make improvements for clean water
Gail Oberst/For the Capital Press
Hop farmers make improvements for clean water
More hop growers are earning Salmon-Safe certifications.

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Grower turns to tank technology for irrigation
Grower turns to tank technology for irrigation
Bogdan Caceu looked for tanks in which to save his well water during the rainy season, so he could apply it in the dry summer.
Beavers be dammed, district cares for Napa watershed
The district covers 426 square miles of watershed in Napa Valley, Calif.
Animal feeding operations get help keeping creeks clean
Animal feeding operations get help keeping creeks clean
These projects were aimed at improving water quality by reducing sediment, bacteria and nitrate contamination.
Excess electricity aids aquifer recharge
Excess electricity aids aquifer recharge
BPA offered a reduced electrical rate to pump water to recharge the aquifer because the administration had an oversupply of electricity at certain times of the year.
Joint effort will bring riverbanks back to life
Joint effort will bring riverbanks back to life
$177,000 grant to fund riparian buffer restoration on private land in Yamhill County, Ore.