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September 2021 Conservation Column

By |2021-09-06T16:52:06-07:00September 6th, 2021|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail Well, this certainly wasn’t the post-pandemic we were dreaming of, but I hope everyone got out and enjoyed our beautiful southern Oregon environment before the smoke descended. Here’s hoping that by the time you read this, blue skies will have returned. This first Conservation Column back from the summer [...]

The Recovery and Conservation of the California Condor

By |2021-09-06T16:25:36-07:00September 6th, 2021|Home Page, News Page|

SEPTEMBER Virtual Program Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7:00 pm The Recovery and Conservation of the California Condor This month’s virtual program will feature several speakers. Each speaker will participate through their collaboration with the Friends of California Condors Wild and Free, and will discuss their own niche within the California Condor monitoring and recovery effort. [...]

Free Zoom Program on Conservation Ranching Program (KBAS)

By |2021-09-03T16:54:49-07:00September 3rd, 2021|News Page|

September 14, 2021, TUES. @ 7:00 pm Join Klamath Basin Audubon Society (KBAS) for a free zoom “Help for Grassland Birds: Introducing Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program” presented by Matt Allshouse (Conservation Ranching Program Manager with Audubon California). Must register for zoom by Monday, Sept. 13th at klamathaudubon.org. Matt grew up on a ranch in Wyoming, [...]

Local Artists Headline Show in Coos Bay

By |2021-08-04T17:01:08-07:00August 4th, 2021|Home Page, News Page|

Two accomplished Ashland artists are currently featured at the Coos Art Museum now through Oct. 2. View art on exhibit at https://cduncan100.wixsite.com/humanepoch . Claire Duncan is an Ashland, Oregon artist. Her work has appeared in exhibitions nationwide, including Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum's Birds in Art, and has won numerous awards, including First Place in The [...]

June 2021 Conservation Column

By |2021-07-09T15:31:02-07:00July 9th, 2021|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail This last Conservation Column for the “Audubon Year” is a summary of updates on the priority issues for the Oregon Audubon Council, the consortium of Audubon chapters in Oregon. This is an abridged version of the summary prepared by Joe Liebezeit and Bob Sallinger of Portland Audubon. Lots of [...]

May 2021 Conservation Column

By |2021-05-04T18:22:37-07:00May 4th, 2021|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail As I write this, Earth Day is just around the corner, so it seems an appropriate time to focus on a big-picture conservation issue: the importance of forests in the fight against the climate crisis. This recent overview is from the National Audubon Society. Forests are Important in the [...]

The Woodpecker’s Tongue and Other Avian Adaptations

By |2021-05-30T10:01:05-07:00May 4th, 2021|News Page|

 Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm  “The Woodpecker’s Tongue and Other Avian Adaptations”  Presented by DAN GLEASON  Editor's note: We don't usually have a May chapter meeting. This bonus event takes the place of our annual May picnic which was canceled.  Awakened by a woodpecker drumming on your gutters at 5 a.m.? Or was one [...]

April 2021 Conservation Column

By |2021-04-06T18:06:29-07:00April 6th, 2021|Conservation Columns|

The Conservation Column By Pepper Trail As I discussed in last month’s column, the arrival of a new administration in Washington means that conservation organizations can hope to advance an ambitious forward-looking agenda, rather than simply attempt to defend the victories of the past. Recently, the National Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy released [...]

Observation Point: Birding at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

By |2021-05-04T17:25:58-07:00April 6th, 2021|News Page|

Virtual APRIL Program Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 pm Presented by GINA ROBERTI On May 18, 1980, a cataclysmic event occurred at Mount St. Helens as the north flank of the volcano slid off in one of the largest landslides in recorded history, unleashing a powerful eruption. This eruption buried 230 square miles of existing [...]


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