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February Chapter Meeting: Wildfire on the Siskiyou Crest: Fire Ecology & Fire Effects in the Miller Complex

By | 2019-01-29T18:57:51+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Home Page, News Page|

Presented by Luke Ruediger This presentation explores the fire ecology of the Siskiyou Mountains. It focuses on the 2017 Miller Complex that burned in the Upper Applegate Valley in and around the Red Buttes Wilderness and on the Siskiyou Crest. Luke Ruediger looks at fire ecology, vegetation response, and interactions between fire and different species [...]

Birds and Beers

By | 2019-02-16T16:21:17+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|News Page|

Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 12, 2019. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Howiee's on Front, Medford, Oregon Rogue Valley Audubon has started up a new Birds and Beers gathering! This informal get-together will be held every few months at various locations around the Rogue Valley and is geared toward anyone with a general interest in birds. [...]

RVAS Student Research Scholarship

By | 2019-01-09T19:55:21+00:00 December 8th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

RVAS’s mission is to support the conservation and restoration of ecosystems so that birds and other wildlife may flourish and contribute to our planet’s biodiversity. Members enjoy observing wildlife and seek its protection through efforts to advance public understanding of the relationships of all life forms and the consequences of interfering with these relationships. Rogue [...]

January Chapter Meeting: OR-7, Ambassador of Wolves

By | 2019-01-26T11:03:10+00:00 November 30th, 2018|News Page|

Wolf OR-7, also known as Journey, has been a leader in the return of his species to Southern Oregon and California. He left his natal pack in 2011 and dispersed southward, eventually finding a mate and settling in the area of the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest. The Rogue pack, as his family group is called, [...]

Spotted Owls and Fire

By | 2018-11-15T11:15:32+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

The page linked below is an excellent summary of a whole range of studies showing that forest fire is a net benefit to Spotted Owls, refuting the common timber industry (and agency) argument that logging is necessary to "fireproof" Spotted Owl habitat. https://dereklee.scienceblog.com/56/the-science-of-forest-fire-and-spotted-owls

Coos Bay Shorebird Survey November 25.

By | 2018-11-26T17:53:02+00:00 November 10th, 2018|News Page|

The Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey is coming up in Coos Bay on Sunday November 25th, 2018! Help count shorebirds if shorebirds count to you! We are searching for citizen scientists to help us survey in Coos Bay. The Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey is part of the Migratory Shorebird Project, a multinational monitoring program led by [...]

Birds and Beers Inaugural

By | 2018-11-01T13:39:58+00:00 October 4th, 2018|News Page|

The inaugural Birds and Beers on September 26 brought twenty people together, many of whom had never met before, for a night of good beer and lively conversation.  The highlight was a Speed Dating game where everyone moved about the room meeting one another and answering different questions such as, "If you could be a [...]

New Birdathon trophy awarded for 2018

By | 2018-09-28T17:36:11+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Home Page, News Page|

Gretchen Hunter accepts the new Birdathon Perpetual Trophy from Boardmember Jon Deason during the September chapter meeting. Her team, the Great Greys, collected $1,625. The No Playback Woodpeckers led by Kristi Mergenthaler came in second with $1,134. The total raised for 2018 was $3,890.17. This award will be passed on each year to the Birdathon [...]

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