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  • Bob Altman - 2018 Homer Campbell Recipient! Click here to take a look at Bob and all our previous Homer Campbell awardees.
  • 2018 Birdathon April 28-29! Click HERE for more information.
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  • 2018 ASC Field Trip Schedule is up! Click HERE for more information.
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2017-2018 Speaker Schedule

  • April 19:
    Joan Hagar
    The role of disturbance in maintaining biodiversity in Pacific Northwest forests.

    Wildlife in forests of the Pacific Northwest have evolved with naturally occurring disturbances such as fire, wind, flood, insects, and disease. By reducing overstory canopy cover, these disturbances temporarily change the forest environment, creating early seral vegetation communities that produce food, shelter, and nesting resources for a rich diversity of native wildlife species. Joan will describe the importance of post-disturbance habitats to forest birds, and discuss the role of forest management in maintaining elements of critical habitat for species that depend on a renewal process triggered by disturbance.

    Joan Hagar is a Research Wildlife Biologist for the US Geological Survey, at the Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Corvallis, OR. Her research program broadly addresses the effects of natural disturbance and management strategies on biodiversity, with the goal of providing a scientific basis for management of wildlife and habitat. Forest songbirds are her favorite research subject, but she has also studied arthropods, amphibians, bats, pikas, pygmy rabbits, and flying squirrels.

  • May 17:
    Rich Hoyer
    Polyglottal Passerines—Mimicry Is Not Just For Mockingbirds

  • Monthly Meeting Info:
    Join us the third Thursday of every month, September through May, at the Chintimini Senior Center, located at 27th and Tyler. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and visiting. Setup volunteers would be appreciated at 6:15! Social gathering begins at 6:30. Chapter Meeting commences at 7:00 p.m. followed by the guest lecture at 7:30 p.m. Questions about the series can be directed to Bill Proebsting 541-752-0108 541-754-1172


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