Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District educational illustrations

I've had the opportunity work with the lovely folks at the TSWCD on a variety of projects. Their goal is to improve environmental conditions in Washington Co., OR, through education and training.

The Fender's Blue butterfly was thought to be extinct but was recently re-discovered. Its host plant is the Kincaid lupine.











Underwater habitat scene showing the variety of animals and substrate that should be found in a healthy stream.










Riparian habitat scene showing the variety of plants and animals that should be present in a healthy ecosystem.









The white oak tree, with leaf, acorn and galls.








































The TSWCD created a series of flyers to show the difference between the complex root systems of native plants, which have evolved to work with the soils, vs. invasive plants that have simple root systems that provide little benefit to soils.