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February 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T19:19:34-07:00 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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Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage

By | 2017-03-24T18:04:12-07:00 March 10th, 2017|News Page|

Editor's Note: HB271 in Wyoming is headed back to the House after the Senate voted 24-6 to pass the bill on February 27, 2017. In the bill's current incarnation, a licensee could collect 250 Greater Sage-Grouse eggs per year from wild populations. The House will have to approve of the Senate changes to the bill, then [...]

Conservation Committee Report

By | 2017-03-16T15:52:50-07:00 March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Pepper Trail This first conservation column (in The Chat) of the Trump Administration is all bad news—and I’m sorry to say that we’re going to have to get used to that. With anti-environmental forces in full control of Congress and the Presidency, it is going to be a very long four years of playing [...]

Galapagos Wildlife – A Sampling

By | 2017-03-30T12:00:34-07:00 March 2nd, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Join George and Sally Peterson at the March chapter meeting to see their adventure trip of a lifetime—the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Their vacation last May included hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and panga rides, all with the intent to view wildlife. Photos from these activities will be part of the [...]

Ashland Oregon: Rogue Valley Bird Day at North Mountain Park

By | 2017-02-27T15:24:01-08:00 February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Rogue Valley Bird Day is the local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), which celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird—its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. The event’s theme this year, “Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation” will focus on how birds have inspired [...]

Statewide Hotspot Square Coverage for Birders in Oregon

By | 2017-02-27T14:53:04-08:00 February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Statewide Hotspot Square Coverage As part of our County Explorer Project, we established Hotspot Squares to provide more evenly distributed coverage of statewide bird data, and encourage participants to count birds in new areas. We ask all participants to enter their Hotspot bird data into eBird.org. This makes the count data available to researchers like [...]

President Obama proclaims expansion of the Cascade – Siskiyou National Monument

By | 2017-02-27T14:39:03-08:00 February 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today welcomed the news that President Barack Obama is expanding the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon, helping to protect the environmental quality and recreation opportunities that are essential to the region’s way of life and economy. The monument expansion comes at a critical time [...]


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