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How to Live with Urban Wildlife Presentation on March 9 in Portland
 
March 1, 2011

 

PORTLAND, Ore.— The Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation invites you to learn about how to live with the diversity of wildlife that share Oregon’s urban landscapes in a free presentation by state wildlife biologists on Wed. March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Portland.

In their presentation, Urban Wildlife: the Good, Bad and the Ugly, Brian Wolfer, ODFW Wildlife biologist, will present facts about coyotes, raccoons, bats, beavers, deer, cougars, skunks, bears, woodpeckers and squirrels and provide tips and techniques to reduce potential conflicts. Susan Barnes, ODFW Conservation biologist, will discuss how to ensure healthy urban habitats and wildlife populations.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Register online at the Foundation’s website www.owhf.org or for more information call (503) 255-6059. The event will be held at the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center of the Ecotrust Building in Portland’s Pearl District, 721 NW Ninth Avenue, Portland.

The Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation champions projects that benefit fish, wildlife and habitat for access, education and enjoyment by all. Since its founding, the Foundation has directed millions of dollars in funding to fish, wildlife and habitat projects. OWHF and ODFW work together to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, a blueprint and action plan for the long-term conservation of Oregon’s native fish and wildlife and their habitats.

Other Events in the OWHF Spring Speaker Series

Wednesday, April 13: Wildlife of the Sage Steppe: Rocky Mountain Goats, Greater Sage-Grouse and more

ODFW biologists Christian Hagen and Nick Myatt will introduce you to the wildlife of the sage steppe including mountain goats and sage-grouse. Did you know that over 60 wildlife species depend on the sage steppe ecosystem?

Wednesday, May 4: Pygmy owls, birds and mammals of Portland’s Forest Park

Come learn about Northern Pygmy Owls, mysterious little birds, which are found in the forests and woodlands throughout the Portland area. Wildlife Biologist John Deshler and Forester Barry Sims will discuss Forest Park wildlife and the importance of forest management as it relates to healthy wildlife populations.

For more information, contact Tim Greseth, OWHF executive director, (503) 255-6059. Meg Kenagy, ODFW Conservation Communications coordinator, (503) 947-6021.

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Contact:

Tim Greseth, OWHF executive director, (503) 255-6059.
Meg Kenagy, ODFW Conservation Communications coordinator, (503) 947-6021

 
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