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Join ODFW biologist on June 2 for a morning of wildlife viewing, bird, amphibian and reptile surveying

May 29, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. — Join Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Biologist Susan Barnes at St. Louis Ponds near Woodburn for a morning of wildlife viewing and learning how to survey for birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Teens and adults are invited to meet at the ponds at 8:30 a.m. on June 2, 2012. Register online at Oregon Wildlife’s website, www.owhf.org/firsthandoregon. There is a fee of $6.50 per person to help offset the costs of offering field-based experiences. Participants should expect to encounter a variety of field conditions. Bring binoculars and wear rubber boots.

St. Louis Ponds is a 260-acre ODFW property managed as a public fishing area. Its variety of habitats—wet prairie, vernal wetland pools, native Douglas hawthorn, and Oregon white oak—support a variety of species. In order to better manage the area for fish and wildlife, ODFW is working to learn what species of birds, amphibians, and reptiles are present. Point count stations and line transects have been established to survey for birds. Amphibian cover boards have been placed in different habitat types throughout the site. Join Susan for an opportunity to see a variety of wildlife and learn more about bird and herp sampling techniques.

This program is part of an Oregon Wildlife (Heritage Foundation) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s program Firsthand Oregon. For more information about the program, please contact Tim Greseth, tim@owhf.org or at Oregon Wildlife, (503) 255-6059.

Oregon Wildlife restores, protects, and improves access to Oregon’s fish, wildlife, and outdoor resources. Since its founding, Oregon Wildlife (Heritage Foundation) has directed millions of dollars in funding to fish, wildlife and habitat projects throughout the state. Oregon Wildlife and ODFW are working 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. Learn more on ODFW’s website, www.dfw.state.or.us.

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Contact:

Tim Greseth, Executive Director, Oregon Wildlife, tim@owhf.org, (503) 255-6059
Meg Kenagy, ODFW Conservation Communications coordinator, (503) 947-6021

 
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