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RVAS member’s article on cover of JPR’s magazine

By | 2019-07-17T21:26:29-07:00 July 17th, 2019|Home Page, News Page|

Juliet Grable, co-chair of our Conservation Committee and editor of The Chat wrote a very interesting article about being a volunteer firefighter with the Greensprings Fire and Rescue unit. Juliet's experience gives her an in-depth knowledge of the challenges that face so many of our rural communities when they have to deal with wildfires.    Read "Into [...]

June 2019 Conservation Column

By | 2019-06-01T17:59:25-07:00 June 1st, 2019|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail and Juliet Grable Speak Up for Alaska’s Bristol Bay Bristol Bay is the huge expanse of the Bering Sea north of the Aleutians and south of Cape Newenham. The bay supports a vast diversity of birds, a vital food web, and a world-class fishery that supports the surrounding communities. [...]

June Birds and Beers

By | 2019-06-14T12:26:54-07:00 May 22nd, 2019|News Page|

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 13, 2019. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Greensprings Inn, Hwy 66. Ashland, Oregon. This is a casual gathering for folks to chat with fellow birders about anything bird related. Topics may include upcoming field trips, current research, interesting sightings, conservation initiatives, favorite birding hotspots, anything you want to discuss. This new [...]

May 2019 Conservation Column

By | 2019-05-02T15:38:11-07:00 May 2nd, 2019|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Juliet Grable This month we’ve decided to update RVAS on two ongoing conservation issues: the fate of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion and the status of the Jordan Cove Energy Project. Federal Ruling Upholds Monument Expansion We recently received some great news about the CSNM. But first, a little background. In [...]

May Birds and Beers

By | 2019-05-22T18:22:45-07:00 May 1st, 2019|News Page|

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 14, 2019. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: EL TAPATIO 1633 OR-99. Ashland, Oregon. This is a casual gathering for folks to chat with fellow birders about anything bird related. Topics may include upcoming field trips, current research, interesting sightings, conservation initiatives, favorite birding hotspots, anything you want to discuss. This new [...]

April 2019 Conservation Column

By | 2019-03-30T18:21:31-07:00 March 30th, 2019|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail This month, the Conservation Column is all about the Greater Sage Grouse, one of America’s most iconic birds. The species, famous for its spectacular mating displays, is emblematic of the “sagebrush sea” in the inter-mountain West. Sage grouse populations have experienced sharp declines due to habitat loss and disturbance, [...]

RVAS April 2019 Program

By | 2019-04-30T20:30:51-07:00 March 28th, 2019|News Page|

TUESDAY, April 23 at 7:00 PM Birds of Botswana and Zimbabwe Presented by André Carvalhaes This program is a photographic sampling of the rich biodiversity and fauna of Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and Hwangue National Park. We will explore these incredible regions as I share bits of information on how to get there, the [...]

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