Oregon Wildlife Kicks Off 2014 Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series in Bend

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Lectures this year expand beyond Portland to include Bend and Medford. First lecture: “History and Status of Moose in Oregon” on January 14th, 2014.

Our Discovering Wildlife lecture series, along with our Firsthand Oregon field trips, are a great way for the public to learn about and enjoy the wildlife, resources and conservation challenges that make our state a special place.

Oregon Wildlife is pleased to announce the initial lineup for its 2014 Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series. Each slide show presentation showcases a fascinating species from Oregon and provides the public with a unique opportunity to hear directly from and ask questions of presenting Biologists.

Registration and membership information are available on the Oregon Wildlife website: http://www.owhf.org/discovering-wildlife-lecture-series. Past and future Discovering Wildlife lectures can also be viewed on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/orwildlife All presentations begin at 6:30 pm and admission is just $5 per person - free to Oregon Wildlife supporters.

On January 14th (6:30pm,) Pat Matthews, Wildlife Biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will share information about the history and status of moose in Oregon. A biologist with ODFW for 27 years, Matthews has a personal interest in moose and has been able to work directly with this species. Moose in the northern Blue Mountains of Oregon are believed to have migrated southwest from Idaho. Beginning in 2008, six moose were radio collared to obtain baseline information on reproduction, habitat use, and seasonal movements.

This lecture on moose and all upcoming talks in Bend will be held in the Hitchcock Auditorium at Central Oregon Community College - 2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97701.

“Our Discovering Wildlife lecture series, along with our Firsthand Oregon field trips, are a great way for the public to learn about and enjoy the wildlife, resources and conservation challenges that make our state a special place,” said Tim Greseth, Executive Director of Oregon Wildlife. “We’re pleased to expand this important series beyond Portland, to Bend and Medford in 2014.”

2014 Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series (Initial Lineup)

Jan 14: History and Status of Moose in Oregon (Bend)
Jan 22: The Natural History of Pika (Portland)
Jan 28: History of Rogue River Mainstem Dams and Native Fish (Medford)
Feb 11: Forest Predators of the High Cascades (Bend)
Feb 19: Natural History and Management of Red Tree Vole (Portland)
Fb 25: Rogue Valley Deer Migration (Medford)
March 11: Woodpeckers as Keystones of Forest Ecology (Bend)    

Oregon Wildlife and ODFW are working together to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, a blueprint and action plan for the long-term conservation of Oregon’s native fish, wildlife and their habitats.

About Oregon Wildlife
Oregon Wildlife (formerly Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation) empowers the lasting conservation of fish and wildlife and the enjoyment of our natural resources. Since its founding, Oregon Wildlife has directed millions of dollars in funding to fish, wildlife and habitat projects throughout the state.

About Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
ODFW is headquartered in Oregon’s capitol city of Salem. The government agency’s mission is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.

For more questions or additional information, contact Tim Greseth, OWHF executive director, (503) 255-6059.

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