Greenway Fuels Reduction Work and its Impact on Nesting Birds

By |2024-05-21T18:58:04-07:00May 21st, 2024|Home Page, News Page|

The Conservation Column (to appear in the June issue of The Chat) By Pepper Trail For those of you involved in the Bear Creek Community Bird Survey – and for all of you who simply enjoy walking and birding along the Bear Creek Greenway – brace yourselves. Jackson County Parks has authorized the “Bear Creek [...]

Jet Boats Threaten the Upper Rogue River

By |2024-05-08T08:51:24-07:00May 7th, 2024|Home Page, News Page|

Taken from the May 2024 edition of The Chat, by Pepper Trail. Many of you are doubtless aware of the problem of commercial jet boats on the Upper Rogue River. A private business operating out of TouVelle State Park has had significant negative impacts on fish, wildlife, and recreational users on the river. Longtime RVAS [...]

RVAS Apparel

By |2024-02-23T14:36:14-08:00February 23rd, 2024|Home Page|

Promote RVAS in the Community! Did you know that we now have quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our RVAS logo on them? They are very reasonably priced, too!  With each purchase, Bonfire donates a portion back to RVAS, so it’s a win-win! You get a great product, and RVAS gets a donation! Find our wares [...]

The Bear Creek Community Bird Survey: Birds, Fire, and Community Science

By |2024-01-01T17:40:04-08:00December 30th, 2023|Home Page, News Page, Uncategorized|

This article by Chapter member Nate Trimble appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Oregon Birds.   As readers of Oregon Birds surely know, birding is an enjoyable and personally enriching hobby that gets us out in nature and connects us with the beauty of the world around us. But can birding be more than [...]


By |2023-12-06T13:57:17-08:00December 6th, 2023|Home Page, News Page|

The following article was taken from Writers on the Range with permission from the author: No, this isn’t about those folks who spend their winters in Arizona or Florida. The snowbird behind this warning is an actual bird, the dark-eyed junco, a small creature you probably know if you have a bird feeder and maybe [...]

Former sewage lagoons in shadow of Table Rocks smell sweet to birds

By |2023-03-30T13:00:32-07:00March 30th, 2023|Home Page, News Page|

Here is a link to the article from the Rogue Valley Times:


By |2023-03-28T18:16:13-07:00March 27th, 2023|Home Page, News Page|

Writers on the Range has published an article by Pepper Trail on the effort to place wildlife crossings in Southern Oregon. More information about this effort is on the Southern Oregon Wildlife Crossing Coalition website:

Kirtland Ponds Access Update

By |2023-01-27T09:52:40-08:00January 27th, 2023|Home Page, News Page|

This is an IMPORTANT message to all visitors to Kirtland Rd. Ponds. As many know RVSS has modified the sewage lagoons with an eye towards improving shorebird habitat as well as modifying their own work environment. The grading process is now mostly complete. Birders are welcome to visit but please make sure you park in [...]

The Illegal Trade in These Love Charms Is a Growing Threat to Hummingbirds

By |2022-05-06T17:56:39-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Home Page, News Page|

Pepper Trail has written an article for regarding the growing threat to hummingbirds from the illegal trade in hummingbird love charms - ‘chuparosas’ - that are believed to imbue romantic powers. Read the article here:


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