RVAS CALENDAR

Sat May 7 -- Birdathon

Tue May 24 -- Annual Picnic

Wed June 1 -- First Wednesday count

Wed July 6 -- First Wednesday count
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RVAS ANNUAL PICNIC
Tuesday, May 24
at Tou Velle State Park

Bird Walk:  5:00 p.m. (sharp!)
Potluck Dinner:  6:00 p.m.

Rogue Valley Audubon Society
PO Box 8597
Medford, OR  97501

roguevalleyaudubon@gmail.com

Rogue Valley Audubon Society
PO Box 8597
Medford, OR  97501

roguevalleyaudubon@gmail.com

roguevalleyaudubon.org

BIRDATHON SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 7

Information Here


RVAS is on Facebook

Rogue Valley Audubon Society now has a Facebook page.  Go to this new page and
"like" us.  Look for important announcements, news and links to other Facebook
pages of special interest.  Thanks to Wendy Gere for setting this page up.

www.facebook.com/RogueValleyAudubonSociety/

IMPORTANT CASCADE-SISKIYOU NATIONAL MONUMENT         
NEWS FOR RVAS MEMBERS


The Bureau of Land Management is currently accepting comments on the
long-awaited Draft Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and accompanying
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

This 86,000-acre area is critical because of its extraordinary biodiversity and wealth
of different habitats.  The BLM is seeking public input to assist in finalizing
decisions regarding the network of roads in the monument.

As RVAS Conservation Committee co-chair, Pepper Trail has submitted a
letter to
the BLM outlining our concerns and recommending the implementation of
"Alternative Two."  The letter was unanimously endorsed by the RVAS Board.

RVAS members are encouraged to review the draft plan and EA and to submit
additional comments about the importance of the area and about their personal
experiences in exploring and enjoying the remarkable features of the CSNM.

BLM has prepared a Reader's Guide to the draft TMP, and it can be found
here.  
(This is a long pdf document--13.57 MB). The comment period began March 25, and
continues through May 9, 2016.  The BLM eplanning page is here:

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=dispatchToPatternPage&currentPageId=79809