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Centro Cultural, North Adair Street, Cornelius, Washington, OR, United States
Be a part of a regional effort in the Tualatin River Watershed to monitor wildlife, watershed health, and success of our restoration projects. You will receive a FREE workshop explaining how to identify local frogs and salamanders and their eggs. Then in February and March YOU help us survey 3 to 4 times at ponds and wetlands. No previous experience necessary.
To sign up and get more information please contact Megan Garvey, email@example.com 503.227.0778
1714 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232, USA
Canadian author Frances Backhouse will do a reading of her book Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. The book was heralded by The Globe and Mail as one of the “20 books you’ll be reading–and talking about–for the rest of the year.”
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Oregon State University Events kick off at Oregon State University with a reception, exhibit and sale at the LaSells-Stewart Center. The Center will display beaver-themed photographs and art and host presentations/workshops highlighting relevant research from multiple academic disciplines. The events take place as part of OSU’s Year of Art + Science – a fitting program of events that explores the interplay of art and science, here through the lens of engaging the wider community in a celebration of Oregon’s state animal and Oregon State University’s mascot.
2701 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210, USA
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been in the news for much of the past year for all the wrong reasons. However, much is also going right in this amazing landscape. Join us for a very special Nature Night, presented by Audubon Society of Portland and the High Desert Partnership, that will bring together representatives from a variety of interests, including conservation groups, ranchers, the Harney County Commission, and Malheur Refuge staff, who have been working to restore the refuge and surrounding landscape to health, and bridge divides that too often separate our urban and rural communities. Even at the height of the occupation, these groups were working together on a collaborative vision to light a path forward.
Peter Harkema, director of Oregon Consensus Project, will moderate a discussion about the work occurring on and around the refuge and the challenging issues being addressed. Come get an inside look at how these disparate parties have come together to work on some of the most important restoration projects on one of the most challenging landscapes in the western United States.
6 p.m.: Doors open. Light hors d’oeuvres
provided by High Desert Partnership.
7 p.m.: Presentation and Panel Discussion
Chad Karges, Malheur National Refuge Manager
Dan Nichols, Harney County Commissioner
Gary Marshall, Rancher (invited)
Esther Lev, Wetlands Conservancy
Bruce Taylor, Joint Venture
Brenda Smith, High Desert Partnership
Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland
Moderator: Peter Harkema, Oregon Consensus Project
5700 SW Reservoir Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA
FILLED. Beavers are OSU’s beloved mascot, an important character in indigenous folklore, a listed “nuisance” animal in some states, and a fur-bearer trapped nearly to the point of extirpation. They have had a long and sometimes controversial history in Oregon (it’s the beaver state after all!). For thousands of years, beavers have been ecosystem engineers, creating wetlands and altering landscapes to the benefit of many species, such as coho salmon.
Join Greenbelt and Jimmy Taylor, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist with the National Wildlife Research Center, on a walk as we talk about beaver natural history, explore a local wetland, and observe an active beaver dam at Bald Hill Farm.
This walk is brought to you by Greenbelt Land Trust and The Wetlands Conservancy. It takes place at the “tale” end of the Beaver Tales: A Celebration of Beaver Art exhibit spearheaded by The Wetlands Conservancy – and on exhibit throughout February at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center.
To RSVP for the walk or for more info, contact Rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.
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