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California Quail

One Welcome and Two Farewells

We are pleased to welcome new Board member, Isaac Scott. Isaac is a UO grad student in Nonprofit Management. As part of his course work, he serves on a board of directors to learn about non-profit organizations first-hand. Isaac grew up…

Two People Walk In Beauty

Enjoying Nature Helps Me Stay Balanced

....Enough to Deal with the Complexities of These Challenging Times As 2021 draws to a close and we greet the New Year of 2022, economic, social, public health, and environmental instability looms for an uncertain future. As conservationists we have…

Whittaker Creek

Water: Essential and Delightful

Along with many other critical environmental problems, water is becoming one of the most crucial and scarce resources we need for life on earth. September is typically the driest time of the year in Oregon, and water supplies had already…

EBird Mobile App

eBird Benefits Birds and Birders Alike

We can thank the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for eBird. Begun in 2002, this birding tool has transformed our abilities to record and share data about the birds we see, anywhere in the world. eBird’s goal is to gather each…

Barry Lopez In Forest

From Our President: Barry Lopez–Revered and Remembered

I would like to acknowledge the passing of Barry Lopez, the well-known author who lived along McKenzie River for decades. I began reading his work in the 1970s and continued to buy his books as new ones were released. I…