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2018 - 2019 Speaker Schedule

  • Local Researchers Discuss Their Work
    September 20, 6:30 p.m.
    Program Speakers: Stephen Fitzgerald, Joan Hagar and Amy Barry

    Stephen Fitzgerald is a Professor and Extension Silviculture & Fire Specialist with Oregon State University. He is also the Director of the College of Forestryís Research Forests, which encompasses approximately 15,000 acres on nine different tracts across the state. Fitzgerald is stationed at OSU in Corvallis, Oregon, and has been with OSU for just over 34 years. Stephen will provide an overview of the many research studies taking place in Oregon Research Forests.

    Joan Hagar is a Research Wildlife Biologist for the USGS, 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. Purple Martin research will be the subject of Joanís talk.

    Amy Barry recently received her M.S. from OSU in the Department of Forestry. Her Masterís research focused on assessing the long-term usefulness of created snags as bird habitat in the McDonald-Dunn. Amy has also worked as a wildlife field biologist for many organizations in the Pacific Northwest, including US Army Corps of Engineers, NCASI, Point Reyes Bird Observatory, and the Institute for Applied Ecology. Her current focus is on assessing woodpecker populations and habitat in managed forests. Amy will address the impact of created snags and how they have been utilized by wildlife over the past 25 years. She will also share results of recent Pileated Woodpecker surveys.

  • 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 Mark Baldwin 541-757-0834


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