Rogue Valley Audubon Society
 
A voice for education and conservation in the natural world.
JUNE EDITION OF THE CHAT NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD  CLICK HERE

FREE BIRDING BOOKLET

Birding Hotspots, a new free book-
let from the Rogue Valley Audubon
Society, is now available at Wild
Birds Unlimited in Medford,
Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland,
and other locations in Jackson
County. The colorful  foldout  
includes a map and text describing
15 local birding destinations.  To
see the booklet online, click
here.

RVAS CALENDAR
.


Wed. Aug. 6 -- First Wednesday bird
count at Agate Lake

Wed. Sept. 3 -- First Wednesday bird
count at Agate Lake

Tue. Sept. 23 --  Chapter Programs
resume

Wed. Oct. 1 -- First Wednesday bird
count at Agate Lake

Wed. Nov. 5 -- First Wednesday bird
count at Agate Lake
Downloadable copies of "Observations of a Rogue Valley Birder" by Otis
Swisher can be obtained free of charge
here.  The PDF file is 148 pages.
Oregon Forests Plan

Are you interested in the fate of western
Oregon forests ?

Want to know about the various plans for
logging these forests and how those plans   
relate to potential revenue sources for  
"timber dependent" counties such as
Jackson and Josephine ?   

Pepper Trail's current Conservation Column
provides an extensive analysis of the issues
and can be read in its entirety
here.

The first part of the column also appears in
the April issue of The Chat and concludes
in the May issue.
       NEW RVAS OFFICERS ANNOUNCED   
Want to Join RVAS ?
Check
here for details.


FOUR NEW OFFICERS FOR ROGUE VALLEY  
AUDUBON SOCIETY WERE ELECTED AT THE
JUNE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.


LINDA KREISMAN WAS CHOSEN TO SERVE
AS PRESIDENT, SUCCEEDING BILL HERING
WHO RETIRES AFTER SEVEN YEARS ON THE
RVAS BOARD.


MIKE GUEST NOW HOLDS THE POST OF
VICE-PRESIDENT.  ANNE GOFF WAS
ELECTED SECRETARY, AND SUE POLICH
WILL SERVE AS TREASURER.


ALSO ON THE RVAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ARE CAROL PALMER, KATY REED, JON
DEASON AND JOANNE HADDAD.

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  !!

Can you help us water trees planted by RVAS at
Whetstone Pond (Denman Wildlife Area) ??  If so,
contact Conservation Co-chair Carol Palmer
< carol_p@charter.net >
WHY SHOULD COWBIRDS HAVE ALL THE FUN ??

This Black-billed Magpie, spotted (and photographed)
by Pete Kreisman, was enjoying the view while riding
"cowback" in a pasture adjacent to Dead Indian
Memorial Highway last January.