Tuesday October 24 Program Meeting: Upland Game Birds and the Greater Sage-Grouse Monitoring and Mitigation Program at ODFW
Dave Budeau and Pete Baki, biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, will give an overview of Oregon’s upland game birds, with special attention on the Greater Sage-Grouse projects at ODFW.
For the last 14 years, Dave Budeau has had the opportunity to work with Oregon’s 12 upland game bird species while serving as ODFW’s Upland Game Bird Coordinator. He will talk about Greater Sage-Grouse population monitoring, as well as projects with a couple other species, including Mountain Quail.
Pete Baki has served as the ODFW’s Greater Sage-Grouse Mitigation Coordinator for the last year and a half. He has focused on refining the policy outlined in the Oregon Sage-Grouse Action Plan, developed through the SageCon collaborative effort. He will discuss the program and the tools set up to ensure that a net conservation benefit is achieved for construction projects that will have an unavoidable impact on Sage-Grouse habitat.