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Save at Wild Birds Unlimited

By | June 25th, 2017|Home Page, News Page|

A Partnership Between Rogue Valley Audubon Society and Wild Birds Unlimited When RVAS members shop with WBU, we will donate to RVAS 50 cents for every 20lb. or larger bag of bird seed purchased and 5% off all other items purchased by members of RVAS. (If members join our WBU Daily Savings Club, they will receive [...]

Save the Elliott State Forest

By | June 25th, 2017|Conservation, Home Page, News Page, Uncategorized|

A request from the Oregon Conservation Network Director and the Rogue Valley Audubon Conservation Committee We need our legislators to pass bonding on the Elliott State Forest. And we only have 18 days left. Tell your legislator you support bonding for the Elliott! In May, the State Land Board – Governor Brown, Treasurer Read, Secretary Richardson [...]

Introduction to Bumble Bees

By | June 10th, 2017|News Page|

June 21, 5:30-7 p.m. This short field workshop in Ashland will provide an overview of bumble bee biology and basic identification. Taught by bumble enthusiasts Pepper Trail (Rogue Valley Audubon Society), Kristi Mergenthaler (Siskiyou Chapter Native Plant Society of Oregon), and bumble bee expert Gaby Chavarria. Free, but registration is limited. Register at coprolitemergie@yahoo.com. Location [...]

Remembering Jim Harleman

By | June 4th, 2017|Home Page, News Page|

Jim Harleman, long-time RVAS contributor, passed away suddenly June 1, while on a fly fishing outing in Eastern Oregon. He was known for  caring about people and causes, his knowledge-base, humor and integrity in a life of serving others. With RVAS, he was a co-originator of the Wednesday Walks,  long -time leader of Area C [...]

Remembering Otis Swisher

By | May 28th, 2017|Home Page, News Page|

Read obituary. June 8, 2017 - Otis pass away yesterday around 2:20 p.m. with his son Mark Swisher at his side. No details yet if the family will be doing any type of a memorial service. May 27, 2017 - My good friend and good friend to many of our long-time Rogue Valley Audubon Society members, Otis Swisher, [...]

2017 Applegate Oak Restoration Project

By | May 10th, 2017|Conservation, Home Page, News Page|

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, as part of their on-going efforts to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, has identified a project to restore fire to approximately 120 acres of Oak Woodland and mixed conifer habitat in the Applegate Wildlife Management Unit. Following the presentation by Steve Niemela of ODFW at our members’ meeting [...]

Bird Walk Report: North Mountain Park

By | April 11th, 2017|Field Trip Reports|

On March 4, 2017, a group of eighteen led by Nate Trimble had an excellent morning at Ashland’s North Mountain Park. Our group included birders of all ages from three years old and up! As always, North Mountain Park offered a wide range of local birds, some of which were already getting ready for Spring [...]

Southern Oregon March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

By | April 11th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Posted for: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN)  On April 29, we will join together in Medford for the largest event of its kind in our region’s history – part of a national day of protest, with events throughout the U.S. and a national march in Washington D.C. Include your organization, or group: If your [...]

Elliott State Forest update

By | April 6th, 2017|Conservation, News Page|

Good News on the Elliott State Forest As most of you know, The Oregon State Land Board is considering selling Oregon’s oldest State Forest to a timber company. Oregon law requires lands such as the Elliott to generate revenue for the Common School Fund. Since it is no longer turning a profit, the Elliott has [...]

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