Trail & Award
- Special Sunday Programs at Hesthavn
On November 19, Valerie and Dale Mitchells will
return to Hesthavn with a program on Migration, which will be underway by then.
- Winter Wildlife Field Day 2018
Save the date for the fourth annual Winter Wildlife Field
Day at Finley on Saturday, March 10, 2018! Planning has
already begun and volunteers are invited to join the dynamic
team who will put this big day together over the next five
months. Many more volunteers will be needed for the big
event in March. Last year drew 450 participants, so we are
gearing up for another great response from our community.
Please contact Teri Engbring at ASC meetings or via email
(on back of CHAT) to volunteer.
2017 Speaker Schedule
- Nov. 16
Matt Blakeley-Smith presents: "Restoration of the Willamette River"
The Willamette River is the
bloodline for fish and wildlife in the
Willamette Valley, yet over the last
150 years it has been intensively
ditched, dammed, and diked. The
impacts to spring Chinook salmon
are particularly profound, resulting
in the listing of the Willamette’s
run as endangered. Over the last
seven years Greenbelt Land Trust
has been working collaboratively
with local farm families to revive
the Willamette River and bring
back these endangered species from the brink of extinction. We’ll discuss the complex social
aspects of land conservation as well as the exciting process of creating new wildlife habitat
on the floodplain.
Matt Blakeley-Smith is the habitat restoration coordinator for Greenbelt Land Trust. He
moved to Oregon for a 3-month seasonal job at OSU in 1999, but somehow never left. Matt
earned a master’s degree in botany along the way and specializes in managing habitat for
endangered species. While mostly focused on restoring Greenbelt’s Willamette River properties,
Matt also experiments in habitat management for grassland birds, such as western
- December 21
Annual Members Photo Show. Up to 25 photos,
presented in about five minutes, per member. Less is fine!
- 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
Hesthavn Nature Center