A Living, Learning Laboratory at OSU Cascades

Native plant species at OSU cascades

Native Plant Landscaping

Natural resources and biology students constructed long-term monitoring plots for native species on the OSU Cascades campus.

Ecotone plot on OSU Cascades campus in Bend, OR


Biology students can periodically collect and record data samples to track plant health and plot biodiversity on campus.

Flower on OSU Cascades campus

Plant Identification

Learn more about plant species that are native to Central Oregon! Look for the QR codes posted at each plot around campus, and use your smartphone camera or any "QR code app" to scan a code and learn more.