We believe in volunteering our expertise for the greater good of the community. Since 2015, Anderson Geographics builds and maintains interactive farm GIS, web maps and dynamic charts (Regional Pest Alert Systems) that are designed to facilitate the visualization of seasonal pest distribution in areas of Umatilla, Morrow, Union and Baker counties, as part of the Irrigated Agriculture Entomology Program at Oregon State University's Hermiston Agriculture Research & Extension Center (OSU-HAREC). The dataset is also used by OSU researchers in a longitudinal study of the spatial relationship between certain invertebrates and crop disease.
Each season, counts of several key pests, including Potato Tubermoths, Potato Psyllids, Aphids, Leafhoppers, etc., are updated weekly as trap results are collected. Each year, OSU-HAREC and Anderson Geographics work to improve these tools, and welcome feedback from the public.
NOTE: This is an alert system only. Growers are still encouraged to set their own traps and contact OSU-HAREC for training and more information.
We believe in the sustainable use of our natural resources, including our local water. Formed in 1997 by the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners, the Umatilla Basin Watershed Council is dedicated to supporting good watershed stewards through outreach and restoration. Since 2016, Sarah Anderson has served on the Board of Directors to support the Council's stewardship programs, outreach efforts and local initiatives. Learn more here.
We believe in fostering accessible outdoor opportunities for our community. Will serves on the board and provides technical help for the Joseph Branch Trail Consortium, a diverse group of citizens and organizations whose mission is to develop a viable multi-use, non-motorized "trail-with-rail" for the 63-mile scenic Wallowa-Union corridor along the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers between the settlements of Elgin, Minam, Wallowa, Lostine, Enterprise and Joseph, Oregon. Learn more here.
We believe each can and should do our part to combat climate change. We trust the scientific process and the scientific consensus that climate change is primarily caused by human activities. Since 2016, Anderson Geographics has participated in the Carbon Fund's Carbonfree® Partner program, an innovative and flexible way to help businesses and individuals calculate, reduce and offset their carbon footprint. Doing so helps the environment, fights climate change, and helps make the transition to a clean energy future possible. The Carbon Fund's offset projects are third-party certified to the highest standards. Learn more here.