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  • Warren and Laurie Halsey are the 2016 recipients of the Homer Campbell Conservation Award. Click here to read their story!

  • It's Birdathon Time! Click here for all the information!

  • Birding by Ear has returned. Click on the Education page for times and registration.

  • Spring 2016 Aquatic Ecology Program gearing up at Hesthavn. Check here for full information.

  • 2016 Weekend Field Trip schedule is now up. Click here for more information.

  • Hesthavn Work Party Schedule is up. Click here for more information.

2015-16 Speaker Schedule

  • Bringing Back the Pollinators:
    An Integrated Landscape Approach to Pollinator Conservation

    Scott Hoffman Black
    Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
    Thursday, April 21

    Scott is the Xerces Society's executive director. He also serves as chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Butterfly Specialist Group, deputy chair of the IUCN Invertebrate Conservation Subcommittee, chair of the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership, co-chair of the Monarch Joint Venture, and as an ex officio member of the Federal Monarch Butterfly High Level Working Group.

    Scott has extensive experience in endangered species conservation, pollinator conservation, and sustainable agricultural and range and forest management issues. His work has directly led to protection of hundreds of thousands of acres of Idaho rangelands from unneeded pesticide applications, to the protection of thousands of acres of habitat for endangered species, and to the protection of hundreds of thousands acres of National Forest lands from unneeded logging.

    He has authored more than two hundred scientific and popular publications, co-authored three books, and contributed chapters to several others, and his work has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and books as well as on radio and television.

    Scott received the 2015 Premier Presentation Award from the Entomological Society of America, the U.S. Forest Service Wings Across the Americas 2012 Butterfly Conservation Award, 2011 Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences Honor Alumnus Award among others.

  • May 19 Matt Betts, OSU, on Do birds help trees grow in managed forests? Lessons from a long-term experiment in the OR Coast Range

  • 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 proebstw@gmail.com 541-754-1172

  • Open Meetings of the Board of Directors

    ASC board meetings are open to all ASC members, and the board encourages you to come and see what we do. Our monthly board meeting is on Thursday one week before the General Meeting. See the calendar on the last page of The Chat for the meeting location.


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