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May 2018 Conservation Column

By |2018-06-05T19:23:27-07:00April 30th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Juliet Grable The Cormorants of East Sand Island In April, Portland Audubon and the Center for Biological Diversity announced the release of a film called Scapegoat: The Cormorants of East Sand Island, by Portland filmmaker Trip Jennings. The film documents the Army Corps of Engineers’ war on the world’s largest Double-crested [...]

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April 2018 Conservation Column

By |2018-06-05T19:19:34-07:00March 20th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column by Pepper Trail This month the Conservation Column will leave the Rogue Valley to focus on an issue of great importance for bird conservation in eastern Oregon. This concerns the future of Lake Abert, a saline lake in the remote high desert northeast of Lakeview. The lake is a fall migratory stopover [...]

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March 2018 Conservation Column

By |2018-06-05T19:16:50-07:00February 28th, 2018|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Juliet Grable Conservation Victory: Oregon Commission Uplists Marbled Murrelet to Endangered On February 9, 2018, I attended a public hearing in Portland, during which the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (OFWC) voted to approve a petition to uplist the Marbled Murrelet from Threat-ened to Endangered under the Oregon Endangered Species Act [...]

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February 2018 Conservation Column

By |2018-06-04T19:19:34-07:00January 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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October 2017 Conservation Column

By |2018-06-04T19:38:36-07:00September 27th, 2017|Conservation Columns|

The October 2017  Conservation Column by Pepper Trail We Learn a Little More about the Trump Administration’s Monument Plans On Sept. 17, the Washington Post published a leaked copy of the text of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s “Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act.” This was provided to the [...]

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September 2017 Conservation Column

By |2018-06-04T19:37:04-07:00September 5th, 2017|Conservation Columns|

The Fate of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument This month’s Chat is coming out a few days late because we wanted to wait for the announcement regarding the results of the Trump Administration’s review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act – including, of course, our own Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The recommendations from Interior Secretary [...]

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May 2017 Conservation Column

By |2018-06-04T19:24:59-07:00June 8th, 2017|Conservation Columns|

May 2017 Conservation Column By Pepper Trail 2017 Applegate Oak Restoration Project The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), 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 [...]

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June 2017 Conservation Column

By |2018-06-04T19:30:38-07:00June 8th, 2017|Conservation Columns|

June 2017 Conservation Column By Pepper Trail The torrent of terrible environmental actions out of the Trump Administration continues, with almost daily assaults on climate change science, public land stewardship, and pollution regulations. In this column, we will focus on only one piece of bad news – Trump’s attack on national monuments. But to prevent [...]

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