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
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!