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December 2018 – January 2019 Conservation Column

By | 2018-12-01T09:40:44+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column     By Pepper Trail This is the first conservation column in a long while in which I can celebrate some good news. The results of the mid-term election provide real hope that the worst anti-environmental excesses of the Trump Administration will be reined in by the new Congress. The following post-election analysis [...]

November 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-11-04T15:21:14+00:00 November 4th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Juliet Grable The annual Oregon Audubon Council (OAC) Conservation Meeting was a great success. Twenty-one members from chapters around the state attended the meeting, which was hosted at the Green Springs Inn on the weekend of October 12-14. During the day-long Saturday meeting we reviewed the 2018 Conservation Priorities, identifying are-as [...]

October 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-10-01T09:31:12+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail For this Conservation Column, here is an update on the 2018 conservation actions and priorities of the Oregon Audubon chapters, compiled by Joe Liebezeit of Portland Audubon. On October 13-14, Rogue Valley Audubon will host the annual conservation meeting of the Oregon Audubon Council (OAC) at the Green Springs [...]

September 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-09-01T18:34:58+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail The Endangered Species Act under Assault The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is America’s strongest wildlife protection law, and has been remarkably successful in preventing the extinction of species. Only one percent of the more than 1,800 species listed in the United States as endangered or threatened have been declared [...]

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 [...]

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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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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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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February 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T19:19:34+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column   By Pepper Trail   The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) is the world’s most comprehensive law protecting birds. Enacted in 1918 and revised several times since, it covers all North American native bird species with the exception of upland game birds (turkeys, grouse, and quail), making it illegal for anyone to [...]

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October 2017 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T19:38:36+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Conservation Columns|

The October 2017  Conservation Column by Pepper Trail We Learn a Little More about the Trump Administration’s Monument Plans On Sept. 17, the Washington Post published a leaked copy of the text of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s “Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act.” This was provided to the [...]

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