Program Meetings

Our monthly program meetings have something for everyone. During the last year we hosted programs by naturalists, wildlife artists and expert birders on a variety of topics from bird fossils in Oregon to the birds of Thailand.

Coming to a program meeting is a fun way to get involved with Lane County Audubon. Meetings are free and open to all so bring along your friends.

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month between September and May. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St.

 

Program Meeting: Tuesday, April 24, 7:30pm--Poetry of the Natural World

“The work of poetry is to direct our attention, with words, to the place without them, so understanding can occur."
 
Anita Sullivan

This month we focus on words instead of images, but what image-words! We’ve invited Alan Contreras, Ce Rosenow, and Anita Sullivan to give us a tour through the vivid world of nature poetry as they see it. Reading from their own work and the work of their favorite poets, they will also talk about different forms of poetry and how they and other poets have tried to convey particular images or themes through their poems.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene

The Oregon Bee Atlas - North American Butterfly Association

Did you know Oregon has 500 species of bees, including four species that are actively managed in ingenious ways for crop pollination? Come and learn who these bees are and some of the weird and wonderful features of their lives (you will leave knowing five very cool bees that are frequent visitors in our gardens and backyards). The talk will focus on a new initiative called the Oregon Bee Atlas - a strategy to train and deploy volunteers to boldly go out and survey the state's bees.  

Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene

Program Meeting: Tuesday, February 27, 2018--"Wild Critters"

grizzly bearThis is what Dave Stone has to say about his February Program meeting presentation:

Enough with the birds, already (for now, that is). In my travels over the years, I’ve noticed other wildlife worth photographing. As Yogi Berra says, “You can observe a lot just by watching.”

Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

Hummingbird Highways

Hummingbird Highways: Why Landscape Connections Matter to Pollination in the Tropics
Matthew Betts, an OSU Professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society, will tell us why. His research interests have included: the influences of landscape structure on demography of animal populations, animal dispersals, and ecological thresholds. This talk, cosponsored by LCAS and the Eugene Natural History Society, will be held in Room 100, Willamette Hall, UO Campus.

Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
100 Willamette Hall, UO Campus

Program Meeting: Tuesday, January 23, 2018--Fernhill Wetlands Restoration Project

In 2014-15 Clean Water Services (CWS) implemented a massive habitat restoration project within the Fernhill Wetlands in the Portland Metro region. Joe Liebezeit, Avian Conservation Program Manager for Portland Audubon, will detail the restoration that transformed 90 acres of unused sewage ponds into a complex native wetlands habitat designed to treat wastewater. Fernhill Wetlands has historically been an important Portland-area birding location. Designated as an Important Bird Area, it provides ecological connectivity for local wildlife. The Audubon Society of Portland (ASOP) has been working with CWS since spring 2015 to assess bird response to the habitat restoration effort. This community science effort has involved local birders, using formal bird surveys designed and conducted by ASOP, and analysis of historical birder surveys conducted at the site for decades. General predictions were that use of the restored area by bird species dependent on open water would diminish, while use by uncommon/vulnerable marsh species (e.g. rails, bitterns) and other species dependent on native wetland habitats would increase. Joe will tell us how that is working out.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

Tuesday Nov. 7th--Public Meeting on the Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan

The BLM has issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) initiating a 45-day public scoping period for RMP amendment(s) with associated NEPA document(s).  The BLM intends to consider the possibility of amending some, all, or none of the BLM land use plans that were amended or revised in 2014 and 2015 regarding Greater Sage-Grouse conservation in the states of California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Montana ("2015 Sage-Grouse Plans"). Visit the BLM website HERE for more information.

Comments may be submitted in writing until November 27, 2017. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media, newspapers, and this site.  

Click HERE to go directly to the comment submission form.

A public scoping meeting regarding the Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan Revisions and Amendment(s) is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at the Harney County Community Center, 484 N. Broadway Ave., Burns, OR from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
Location: 
484 N Broadway Ave, Burns, OR

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