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Nov. 18 – Are Wildlife Populations at the Tipping Point? – Current Threats and Actions You Can Take

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Event Date: November 18, 2017 01:05
Event Organizer: Rynda Clark
Contact Info: ryndaclark@gmail.com
Address:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Bend, OR,, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, Oregon 97702
Description:

Join Broads' Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broadband and others for a special symposium on wildlife. Panelists will address many factors challenging wildlife, the focus of their respective organizations, and the ways individuals can and have helped wildlife co-exist in our rapidly developing area.

Discussion to include:

  • What are the threats to wildlife in central Oregon that are decreasing sufficient, useable wildlife habitat?
  • How can recreationists and growing communities coexist with wildlife?
  • How can individuals help wildlife survive by initiating simple projects?

Click here to register: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44afa729a5fa7-arewildlife

Agenda

1:30-2:00: Registration/Visit exhibits

2:00-4:00  Panel Discussion (5-8 minutes each) – Moderator: Amy Stuart, Retired Fish and Wildlife Biologist

  • Ecology of Wildlife - Sara Gregory, Wildlife Habitat Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Human Disturbance on Wildlife- Lauri Turner, Forest Wildlife Program Manager, Deschutes National Forest, Supervisor's Office
  • Wildlife Crossings: Connectivity and Road Kill - Cidney Bowman, Wildlife Passage Coordinator, (for the whole state) Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Rural Development and Habitat Fragmentation - Nathan Hovekamp, Wildlife Program Director, Central Oregon LandWatch
  • Legislative Threats to Wildlife – Danielle Moser, Wildlife Coordinator, Oregon Wild
  • The Role of Sportsmen in Protecting Wildlife - Ed Putnam, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
  • Citizen Advocacy, how individuals can take small actions to help Wildlife and examples of those who have. Suzanne Linford, Citizen Advocate, Protect Animal Migration (PAM)

4:00-4:30: Refreshment BREAK

4:30-5:30: Breakout sessions - The breakout sessions will focus on actions you can take to protect wildlife.

We are requesting a $10 donation at the door to offset expenses. We hope to see you there!

 

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