April 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-05T19:19:34-07:00 March 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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Conservation Related Issues To Which the Chapter Has Recently Weighed In

By | 2018-12-08T09:32:12-07:00 March 11th, 2018|Conservation Permanent, News Page|

Comments on the "Wildlife Refuge" Concept for Ashland Pond (Decemeber 2018) Letter From Chapter to Ashland Parks Commission Letter Opposing to the Draft Proposed OCS Oil & Gas Leasing Program (March 2018) Oregon Audubon Chapter Council Letter Seiad-Horse Risk Reduction Scoping Comments (January 2018) Seiad-Horse Risk Reduction Scoping Comments Letter in Support of the Migratory Bird [...]

March 2018 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-05T19:16:50-07:00 February 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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Marbled murrelet officially listed as endangered species in Oregon

By | 2018-04-18T22:25:12-07:00 February 14th, 2018|Conservation, News Page|

The state's Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday (2/9) to reclassify the seabird as endangered after a marathon daylong meeting in Portland at which our own Juliet Grable testified. More details on the meeting and actions taken therein can be found in this Oregon Live article.

Migratory Bird Treaty Act Threat Sign-on Letter

By | 2019-04-30T20:51:11-07:00 January 25th, 2018|Conservation, News Page|

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) this year, our core bird protection law is facing its most serious threat in a century of existence. Last month, the Trump administration released a legal opinion that it now interprets MBTA to only cover hunting and will no longer enforce incidental [...]

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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October 2017 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T19:38:36-07:00 September 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 | 2018-06-04T19:37:04-07:00 September 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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Save the Elliott State Forest

By | 2017-09-25T21:38:25-07:00 June 25th, 2017|Conservation, News Page, Uncategorized|

A request from the Oregon Conservation Network Director and the Rogue Valley Audubon Conservation Committee We need our legislators to pass bonding on the Elliott State Forest. And we only have 18 days left. Tell your legislator you support bonding for the Elliott! In May, the State Land Board – Governor Brown, Treasurer Read, Secretary Richardson [...]

May 2017 Conservation Column

By | 2018-06-04T19:24:59-07:00 June 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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