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Volunteers needed for KBO fundraiser

By | 2017-09-20T08:05:12+00:00 August 8th, 2017|News Page|

Klamath Bird Observatory is presenting a Mountain Bird Conservation Fundraising Event featuring Noah Strycker www.noahstrycker.com on Sept. 23 at the Historic Ashland Armory. Volunteers are needed to assist with various tasks leading up to the event, and that evening, including marketing, decorations, catering, set-up/tear down, registration and other opportunities.   As a volunteer, you will be able to attend the main event from [...]

Free seminar teaches survival in outdoors

By | 2017-08-14T18:27:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News Page|

Jackson County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue is  hosting a free 3 hour seminar called "Surviving An Outdoor Emergency: Practical Advice on What to Do If You are in Trouble in the Backcountry." Date: Friday, Aug. 4 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Smullin Health Education Center, 2825 East Barnett Road, Medford No charge, but seating is limited to 400. First come, first served. [...]

New officers elected RVAS board

By | 2017-09-25T17:25:06+00:00 July 30th, 2017|News Page|

New officers were elected at the annual board retreat on June 10. Please go here to contact our new officers.   President - Carol Mockridge Vice President - George Peterson Secretary - Wendy Gere Treasurer - Susan Golden

Save at Wild Birds Unlimited

By | 2017-10-18T19:00:44+00:00 June 25th, 2017|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 | 2017-09-25T21:38:25+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Conservation, 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 | 2017-06-25T15:42:27+00:00 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 | 2017-09-25T21:39:46+00:00 June 4th, 2017|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 | 2017-09-25T21:36:51+00:00 May 28th, 2017|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 | 2017-09-25T21:41:47+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Conservation, 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 [...]

Birdathon returns May 5 – 6

By | 2017-05-10T21:57:14+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you’ve never participated in this annual event, why not make 2017 your year? The object of Birdathon is for sponsored teams to count as many species as possible within a 24-hour period. Teams can range widely or stick close to home, so long as they stay in Jackson County. In a nutshell, here’s how [...]


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