Whole Earth Conservation: Designing Landscape that Work for People and Nature

Dr. Claire Kremen of the University of British Columbia will be speaking on Oregon State University Campus this Friday Dec. 6. Dr. Kremen is currently one of the leading scientific voices in conservation science, particularly in strategizing conservation through land sparing and sharing and designing working lands for biodiversity conservation. As a conservation biologist, Dr. Kremen’s applied research advances the fields of ecology, biodiversity and agriculture, seeking mechanisms to prevent or reverse the loss of biodiversity – one of the greatest environmental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Her talk, “Whole Earth Conservation: Designing Landscapes that Work for People and Nature,” is free and open to the public. For more info: https://nature.berkeley.edu/kremenlab/ 

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 3:00pm
Location: 
LINC 302, Oregon State University Campus

From Our President: Giving and Gratitude

I want to express my gratitude for many levels of support Lane County Audubon Society (LCAS) receives from our members and volunteers. 

Every November we send our annual donation request to support our education, conservation, and outreach programs. Our members always respond generously to this request, and we are deeply grateful for the continued support of many people. Lane Audubon thanks you, members, for your financial support!

Conservation Column: Oregon Audubon Council 2019: Take-aways

In early November, Lane County Audubon hosted the 2019 Oregon Audubon Council (OAC) in Eugene. In attendance were representatives from nine of the twelve Oregon chapters as well as representatives from Washington State Audubon. The goal of the annual OAC meetings is to bring together state chapter members in order to discuss conservation concerns, to receive progress updates on ongoing issues, and to determine how we can best help to make a difference. 

2019 Eugene Christmas Bird Count Set for December 29

Dick Lamster, 541.343.8664, maeveanddick@q.com

This year marks the 78th Eugene Christmas Bird Count (ECBC) and the 120th National Audubon Society (NAS) Christmas Bird Count. The ECBC this year will be on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Our 15-mile-diameter count circle is centered in the Danebo area of Eugene and is divided into 27 areas, each with a Team Leader. The Team Leaders organize the teams, lead the groups through the area during the count day, and then submit the results to the ECBC Steering Committee.

Date: 
Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 8:00am

Program Meeting Tues. Jan 28, 2020: Birding Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Harney County with Harry Fuller

Harry Fuller will give us a look at the rich and diverse bird populations of Harney County—the Great Basin species we never get on this side of the Cascades. This includes the birds that pass through during migration, and those that are year-round residents.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene

Third Saturday Bird Walk January 18, 8 am

Site and leader will be determined by interesting bird sightings posted to OBOL and other pertinent information available before the day of the walk. Details will be posted on the LCAS Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Lane-County-Audubon-Society/330177413824, and on the website: laneaudubon.org.

Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:00am
Location: 
TBD

LCAS Booth at the 15th Annual Good Earth Show, January 24-26, Volunteers Needed

Each year at the Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, hundreds of vendors with earth-friendly products gather to promote their wares and provide information on environmental and sustainability topics. Lane County Audubon Society’s booth will be part of the action again this year. 

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

Eva Schultz Will Be Missed

Eva Schultz, longtime Lane County Audubon Society member, died October 6, 2019. Her membership in LCAS dated back to 1974. She was continuously active and volunteered over the decades. Eva was an elementary school teacher and valued education. In earlier years, she shared her birding interest by leading bird walks and giving slide presentations in elementary schools and senior care centers. In recent years, she continued to participate with LCAS by helping to prepare The Quail for mailing. Eva and her birding friends attended Lane Audubon Program meetings and the Annual Volunteer Potluck. Eva always came in the door with a smile on her face! We will miss her warm and welcoming presence. 

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