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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 | 2019-05-01T18:45:06-07:00 May 1st, 2019|Home Page, 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 [...]

March 2019 Conservation Column

By | 2019-03-05T11:23:47-07:00 March 5th, 2019|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail Hey, how about some GOOD news for a change? No, I’m not kidding! In February, the Senate passed the most important package of public lands conservation legislation in a decade, the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47). This huge 662-page measure included lands in every state and passed 92-8—an [...]

RVAS March 2019 Program

By | 2019-03-28T15:09:49-07:00 February 28th, 2019|News Page|

TUESDAY, March 26 at 7:00 PM Local and Worldwide Bird and Wildlife Images Presented by Jim James As a small boy Richard E “Jim” James moved from Montana to Oregon with his family in the early 1940’s and was brought up on the Oregon coast and the Rogue Valley where he and his wife, Valerie, [...]

April Birds and Beers

By | 2019-04-08T14:32:19-07:00 February 26th, 2019|Community, News Page|

Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Northwest Pizza. 1585 Siskiyou Blvd. 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 [...]

February 2019 Conservation Column

By | 2019-01-31T11:25:52-07:00 January 31st, 2019|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail and Juliet Grable In early January, the Oregon Department of State Lands held a series of hearings on the Removal-Fill permit for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. The State requires that any person or entity planning to remove or add material to a wetland or waterbody must obtain such [...]

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