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Dippers In Lithia Park

By | 2018-05-03T21:34:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission, in partnership with the Rogue Valley Audubon Society talks in this video a little about the American Dipper... A little song bird that can be seen in Lithia Park. Special thanks to Peter and Linda Kreisman for their time and expertise! 

April Chapter Meeting: Lake Abert: A Waterbird Oasis in an Arid Landscape

By | 2018-04-26T14:31:13+00:00 March 28th, 2018|News Page|

Presented by RON LARSON, PhD Salty-alkaline lakes are not the kind of place you would want to call home. After all, salt is used to preserve food, and with a pH of 10, the water is like diluted bleach. Yet, Lake Abert, located in arid south-central Oregon, is a waterbird Mecca, with over 80 species [...]

Conservation Related Issues To Which the Chapter Has Recently Weighed In

By | 2018-03-13T14:14:58+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Conservation Permanent, News Page|

Letter Opposing to the Draft Proposed OCS Oil & Gas Leasing Program (March 2018) Oregon Audubon Chapter Council Letter Seiad-Horse Risk Reduction Scoping Comments (January 2018) Seiad-Horse Risk Reduction Scoping Comments Letter in Support of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (January 2018). MBTA Support Letter Letters regarding the Elliot State Forest (December 2017). Elliott State Forest [...]

March Chapter Meeting: Our Public Forests, Then and Now

By | 2018-03-28T18:41:25+00:00 February 27th, 2018|News Page|

Public lands are often said to be one of America's greatest ideas. But lately, the very concept of "public lands" has been made controversial by malevolent influences like the Bundy family and Koch brothers. To better understand our local public forests, come hear from historian Greg Walter about the history of our public lands, aka [...]

Marbled murrelet officially listed as endangered species in Oregon

By | 2018-04-18T22:25:12+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Conservation, News Page|

The state's Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday (2/9) to reclassify the seabird as endangered after a marathon daylong meeting in Portland at which our own Juliet Grable testified. More details on the meeting and actions taken therein can be found in this Oregon Live article.

New Location for Monthly Bird Walk

By | 2018-02-17T15:01:22+00:00 February 6th, 2018|News Page|

(Note - The Medford paper has listed the WRONG LOCATION for this event. Please note that it continues to be Denman Wildlife Area. See you there Feb. 7). On Wednesday,  Jan. 3,  2018, the First Wednesday Bird Walk will move to the Denman Wildlife Area, and all future walks will take place there. Walks begin [...]

Migratory Bird Treaty Act Threat Sign-on Letter

By | 2018-01-25T18:53:32+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Conservation, Home Page, News Page|

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) this year, our core bird protection law is facing its most serious threat in a century of existence. Last month, the Trump administration released a legal opinion that it now interprets MBTA to only cover hunting and will no longer enforce incidental [...]

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