Conservation Columns

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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. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

December 2018 – January 2019 Conservation Column

By | 2018-12-01T09:40:44-07:00 December 1st, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column     By Pepper Trail This is the first conservation column in a long while in which I can celebrate some good news. The results of the mid-term election provide real hope that the worst anti-environmental excesses of the Trump Administration will be reined in by the new Congress. The following post-election analysis [...]

November 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-11-04T15:21:14-07:00 November 4th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Juliet Grable The annual Oregon Audubon Council (OAC) Conservation Meeting was a great success. Twenty-one members from chapters around the state attended the meeting, which was hosted at the Green Springs Inn on the weekend of October 12-14. During the day-long Saturday meeting we reviewed the 2018 Conservation Priorities, identifying are-as [...]

October 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-10-01T09:31:12-07:00 October 1st, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail For this Conservation Column, here is an update on the 2018 conservation actions and priorities of the Oregon Audubon chapters, compiled by Joe Liebezeit of Portland Audubon. On October 13-14, Rogue Valley Audubon will host the annual conservation meeting of the Oregon Audubon Council (OAC) at the Green Springs [...]

September 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-09-01T18:34:58-07:00 September 1st, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail The Endangered Species Act under Assault The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is America’s strongest wildlife protection law, and has been remarkably successful in preventing the extinction of species. Only one percent of the more than 1,800 species listed in the United States as endangered or threatened have been declared [...]

June 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T09:04:56-07:00 June 4th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail Alaska’s Bristol Bay Threatened by Mine Bristol Bay is the huge bay lying just north of the long arc of the Aleutians. It is an area of incredible natural abundance, both in the marine and terrestrial environments, as recognized with 27 globally-significant Important Bird Areas, two National Parks, four [...]

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