Rogue Valley
Audubon Society
Yellow-breasted Chat  
Museum of Natural History
A voice for education and conservation in the natural world.
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
PO Box 8597
Medford, OR 97501
Something to ponder: "The last word of ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good is
it?' If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If
the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like, but do not understand, then who but a fool
would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent
Aldo Leopold, The Sand County Almanac
Please visit our Sponsors
Rogue Valley Audubon Society "Bob Black" Grants

The Bob Black Fund was established with donations made to RVAS in memory of avid birder Bob Black,
who died in April 2011.

In keeping with Bob's desire to expand knowledge of and enthusiasm for the pastime which gave him so
much pleasure, it was decided to make monies available to support the bird-related research projects of
both students and experienced birders.
Money may be used for materials and/or travel expenses.

To apply for a grant from this fund, send a brief description of your project and an estimate of expenses to
the Bob Black Fund, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, P.O. Box 8597, Medford, OR 97501.

Contributions to support the Fund are always welcome. To contribute, send a check to the above address,
payable to RVAS.  Unless you specify that your contribution should be anonymous, you will be recognized
in The Chat and elsewhere.

For more information contact either:
Gwyneth Ragosine at
Dennis Niebuhr at
Barbara Massey is coordinating research on American Dippers in Ashland Creek with the help of a Bob
Black Fund Grant.
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American Dipper
Photo by USFW