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June 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T09:04:56+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail Alaska’s Bristol Bay Threatened by Mine Bristol Bay is the huge bay lying just north of the long arc of the Aleutians. It is an area of incredible natural abundance, both in the marine and terrestrial environments, as recognized with 27 globally-significant Important Bird Areas, two National Parks, four [...]

Malheur Field Station Needs Our Help

By | 2018-06-01T16:02:36+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

SUNRISE.... SUNSET: AT THE MALHEUR FIELD STATION! That song from "Fiddler on the Roof" sings the eternal truth of change and transition. But for us at Malheur Field Station, it is a song sung the other way around: SUNSET ... SUNRISE! We, and the birds at Malheur, need your help! And we need it urgently!! [...]

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! 

May 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-05T19:23:27+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Juliet Grable The Cormorants of East Sand Island In April, Portland Audubon and the Center for Biological Diversity announced the release of a film called Scapegoat: The Cormorants of East Sand Island, by Portland filmmaker Trip Jennings. The film documents the Army Corps of Engineers’ war on the world’s largest Double-crested [...]

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Annual Picnic

By | 2018-05-23T18:37:15+00:00 April 26th, 2018|News Page|

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 6  - 8 p.m. Location TouVelle State Park Picnic Shelter A All members and guests are welcome This annual picnic replaces our May chapter meeting. Come celebrate our valley birds. Bird Walk 6 p.m. (sharp!)
 A guided bird walk will wind through the park and along the Rogue River. Potluck dinner [...]

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 [...]

April 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-05T19:19:34+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column by Pepper Trail This month the Conservation Column will leave the Rogue Valley to focus on an issue of great importance for bird conservation in eastern Oregon. This concerns the future of Lake Abert, a saline lake in the remote high desert northeast of Lakeview. The lake is a fall migratory stopover [...]

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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 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-05T19:16:50+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Juliet Grable Conservation Victory: Oregon Commission Uplists Marbled Murrelet to Endangered On February 9, 2018, I attended a public hearing in Portland, during which the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (OFWC) voted to approve a petition to uplist the Marbled Murrelet from Threat-ened to Endangered under the Oregon Endangered Species Act [...]

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