Current and Recent Projects
PCEI Nature Center, Moscow, Idaho (2004 – present) – Bought by PCEI in 2004, this site has grown and flourished thanks to the help of the restoration team, AmeriCorps members, and volunteers who participate in events and weekly drop-in days.
John Crock Learning Nursery – The Restoration team takes care of the nursery plants and uses some of them at restoration sites. These plants are also for sale. For more information, visit the John Crock Learning Nursery page.
Rose Creek Nature Preserve, Washington – Rose Creek Nature Preserve is a property north of Albion, Washington. PCEI began managing Rose Creek in 2008. This property is on the Great Washington State Birding Trail and home to a wide variety of wildlife including beavers, pheasants, and great horned owls. This site is a Palouse Prairie remnant and also has a rare plant species combination: cow parsnip, quaking aspen, and black hawthorn. Learn more about the Rose Creek Nature Preserve here.
Riparian & Watershed Restoration
Paradise Creek Restoration, Moscow, Idaho (1998-2016) – PCEI maintains sections of Paradise Creek that run through Moscow to improve water quality. Maintenance includes weed removal, planting native riparian species, and protecting the plants as they establish through the years of the project.
You can adopt a section of Paradise Creek here.
Pullman Supplemental Environmental Plan, Pullman, Washington (2013-2016) – The City of Pullman contracted with PCEI to work on two sections of the South Fork Palouse River within the city limits to improve water quality. One section is in the City Playfields, and the other is near the Wastewater Treatment Plant. These sites have been planted and maintained for 3 years.
You can adopt a section of the South Fork of the Palouse River here.
Lapwai Creek Nature Park, Lapwai, Idaho (2014-2016) – Coordinating volunteer projects at the developing park, trail-building, and planting along the banks of Spring Creek and Lapwai Creek.
Little Slate Creek, Nez Perce National Forest (2014-2016) – A multi-year planting project on Little Slate Creek, which meanders through a meadow. In October 2015, 1400 trees were planted in two days. Willows were planted in the cut banks, and dogwood and alder were planted higher on the banks. Alder seeds and cuttings of willow and dogwood were gathered to be grown out for next year’s planting.
Threemile Creek, Grangeville, Idaho (2016-2017) – Planting at multiple sites along Threemile Creek as it runs through the town of Grangeville. Planting red-osier dogwood, varieties of willow, and native shrubs and trees that will help cool the water in the creek.
Forest Service Trail Maintenance, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest (2016) – Maintaining various trails in the National Forest, ensuring proper water drainage and usability.
Click on the links below to discover more information about our past projects projects or find out how you can get involved in our current projects!
Palouse River Watershed
Clearwater River Watershed
Snake River Watershed