John Cooney http://klcc.org en Natural World: Berggren Watershed Conservation Area http://klcc.org/post/natural-world-berggren-watershed-conservation-area <p>Nearly all of the meandering back channels in the Willamette Basin have been drained and filled to create more agricultural land.&nbsp; Unfortunately, this vanishing habitat is critical for the survival of a number of indigenous species.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:56:16 +0000 John Cooney 17629 at http://klcc.org Natural World: Berggren Watershed Conservation Area Oregon Country Fair Interview - John Perkins: Economist, Author & Activist http://klcc.org/post/oregon-country-fair-interview-john-perkins-economist-author-activist <p></p><p></p><p>At the Oregon Country Fair Friday, KLCC's Eric Alan &amp; John Cooney spoke with John Perkins. He's the author of <em>Confessions of an Economic Hitman</em>. He's the founder and board member of <a href="http://dreamchange.org/">Dream Change</a>, as well as co-founder of <a href="http://www.pachamama.org/">Pachamama Alliance</a>.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 02:20:32 +0000 Eric Alan & John Cooney 17332 at http://klcc.org Oregon Country Fair Interview - John Perkins: Economist, Author & Activist Oregon Country Fair Interview - Poet Jorah LaFleur http://klcc.org/post/oregon-country-fair-interview-poet-jorah-lafleur <p>Friday at the 45th Oregon Country Fair, KLCC's Eric Alan and John Cooney spoke with poet Jorah LaFleur with <a href="http://eugenepoetryslam.webs.com/">Eugene Poetry Slam</a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:54:03 +0000 Eric Alan & John Cooney 17331 at http://klcc.org Oregon Country Fair Interview - Poet Jorah LaFleur Oregon Country Fair Interview: Michelle Holman - Support Local Food Rights http://klcc.org/post/oregon-country-fair-interview-michelle-holman-support-local-food-rights <p>Friday at the Oregon Country Fair, KLCC's Eric Alan and John Cooney spoke with Michelle Holman of SLFR: <a href="http://www.localfoodrights.com/">Support Local Food Rights</a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:33:01 +0000 Eric Alan & John Cooney 17330 at http://klcc.org Oregon Country Fair Interview: Michelle Holman - Support Local Food Rights Natural World: Great Snakes! http://klcc.org/post/natural-world-great-snakes <p>Early summer can be blustery in the Pacific Northwest.&nbsp; Our native snakes have emerged from hibernation and are out hunting for a meal.&nbsp; These cold-blooded animals often need to bask in the sun to bring their bodies up to a temperature that allows them to function efficiently.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:34:00 +0000 John Cooney 16678 at http://klcc.org Natural World: Great Snakes! Natural World: Horse Rock Ridge http://klcc.org/post/natural-world-horse-rock-ridge <p></p><p>Horse Rock Ridge sits at the bald summit of the Coburg Hills.&nbsp; This time of year the wildflower show is spectacular.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Cooney 15785 at http://klcc.org Natural World: Horse Rock Ridge Natural World: Cosumnes River Preserve http://klcc.org/post/natural-world-cosumnes-river-preserve <p>The Cosumnes River is the only remaining large undammed river flowing into California's Great Central Valley.&nbsp; The Nature Conservancy, along with other conservation and government groups have preserved 46,000 acres near the river's confluence with the Mokolumne River, south of Sacramento.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Cooney 14933 at http://klcc.org Natural World: Cosumnes River Preserve Natural World: Intertidal Life http://klcc.org/post/natural-world-intertidal-life <p>Extreme tides reveal a world of unfamiliar plants and animals.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 07:01:00 +0000 John Cooney 14042 at http://klcc.org Natural World: Intertidal Life Natural World: Last Remnant of the Wetland Prairie http://klcc.org/post/natural-world-last-remnant-wetland-prairie <p></p><p></p><p>Willow Creek Nature Preserve is one of the last relatively intact examples remaining of Willamette Valley wetland prairie habitat.&nbsp; The plants and animals found here have been living together for centuries.&nbsp; Many cannot survive outside of this environment.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 14:48:00 +0000 John Cooney 13154 at http://klcc.org Natural World: Last Remnant of the Wetland Prairie Natural World: Swifts at Agate Hall http://klcc.org/post/natural-world-swifts-agate-hall <p></p><p></p><p>During spring and fall migrations Vaux's Swifts have been using the tall chimney at Agate hall for an evening roost.&nbsp; How these birds know where to congregate remains a mystery.&nbsp; The evening spectacle when they enter the chimney is easily accessible to anyone taking the time to observe.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:37:00 +0000 John Cooney 12243 at http://klcc.org Natural World: Swifts at Agate Hall