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, 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

Ecology of the Butterflies of the Marble Mountain Wilderness - Monday Feb. 12th

The Marble Mountain Wilderness is a remarkably diverse part of the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere. In this night's talk Dr. Rob Fernau will introduce its environmental interactions - between land-forms, geology, hydrology, climatology, plant communities and associated butterfly communities. He'll conclude with an analysis of how butterflies are responding to climatic changes based on his > 30 years of research in the Marble Mountains.

Date: 
Monday, February 12, 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

Volunteer Information Night 3/29/2018 Whole Earth Nature School

Do you have a love for nature and find it rewarding to work with children? Whole Earth Nature School seeks volunteers to mentor kids in nature during our Summer Nature Camps. Whole Earth Nature School offers 3 months of summer nature camps for kids as young as 3 and up to 17 years of age. Find your passion for the outdoors and learn nature awareness and survival skills right along with children.

7PM-8PM, 150 Shelton McMurphy Blvd, Eugene, OR, 97401

Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
150 Shelton McMurphy Blvd

Tuesday, November 28 Program Meeting: Birding the Border Country: Lake, Harney, Washoe & Humboldt Counties

Among the most remote regions in the western United States, northwestern Nevada and adjacent southeastern Oregon (the border country) offer outstanding and largely unheralded birding opportunities. Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is a familiar hotspot to many Oregon birders, but nearby Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada is nearly twice as large and offers outstanding birding prospects as well. And the lands along the edges of Sheldon—on and near the Oregon/Nevada border—expand the opportunities even further for people who love wild lands and wildlife.

Within this vast desert landscape, little-known gorges echo with the call of Canyon Wrens, Greater Sage-Grouse swarm to hidden water holes, lacustrine marshes erupt with a cacophony of myriad water birds, Sage Thrashers sing ebulliently throughout broad scrubland basins, and Common Poorwills roost unobtrusively amid jumbled boulders and the rugged rimrock-topped slopes guarding vast high-elevation plateaus.

John Shewey is a longtime freelance writer and photographer who has spent decades exploring the border country. He’s left boot prints in places few people tread, changed flat tires on roads better walked than driven, and rejoiced in finding remote locations teeming with birds.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

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