Cascade Land Conservancy’s own Weston Brinkley talks about the research he is doing in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Research Station. His study looks at what motivates the volunteers who are working across the region to keep our forests, wetlands, meadows, prairies, and other natural areas healthy. This includes our Green Cities, and also countless other volunteer organizations. Volunteer projects donate hundreds of thousands of hours a year to restoration, and represent a huge investment of resources by the organizations that support them. We are looking forward to research like this encouraging programs to better support our amazing volunteers while keeping up the region’s environmental health.
This video was posted by Kate Burke and Branden Fitzpatrick on the University of Oregon’s Science Stories initiative website. There are a lot of other interesting articles on there too – check out more!