Oregon Spring Speaker Series Starts With Wolves and Moose

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Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation invites you to learn about gray wolves and Shiras moose in Oregon as it kicks off its Spring Speaker Series with a free presentation by state wildlife biologists on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Portland.

Both species have a fascinating life history and their stories will be told by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists who study, manage and work with them. Russ Morgan will discuss his work with Oregon's burgeoning population of gray wolves and Pat Matthews will share his insights about our newest residents, Shira's moose.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Register online at OWHF's Web site www.owhf.org or call (503) 255-6059.

The hour-long events will be held at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Ecotrust Building in Portland's Pearl District, 721 NW Ninth Avenue, Portland.

Other Events in the OWHF Spring Speaker Series

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sage-grouse and Pronghorn at Home on the Shrub Steppe: Biologist Christian Hagen will discuss the challenges facing the charismatic greater sage-grouse and what is being done to conserve the at-risk species. Don Whittaker will talk about the fleet-footed pronghorn, another occupant of the high desert region, which has been recovered from low populations through proactive management.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Black Bear and White-tailed Deer are Oregon Natives: Learn about bears and how Oregonians can co-exist as humans increasingly move into wildlife habitat. Dave Immell has devoted much of the last 20 years to research on Oregon’s black bears. The Columbian white-tailed deer is designated as an endangered species across much of its historic range, but the southwest Oregon population is doing well. Learn how capture-and-release techniques have helped to recover the species. Steve Denney is the speaker.

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

The Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation champions projects that benefit fish, wildlife, and habitat for access, education, and enjoyment by all. Since its founding, OWHF has directed millions of dollars in funding to fish, wildlife, and habitat projects throughout the state.