Unless specified otherwise, Program Meetings are held at the 1912 Center, Fiske Room, 3rd and Adams, in Moscow. Everyone is welcome. Meetings begin at 7:00pm. *NOTE TIME CHANGE

Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the 1912 Center, Fiske Room, 3rd and Adams, in Moscow. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM. For additional information, ask at a program meeting, refer to your newsletter, or contact any of the chapter officers.

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PROGRAM MEETING FOR FEB 20 POSTPONED
Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Room of the 1912 Center, Moscow, HawkWatch International Senior Scientist Dave Oleyar will give a presentation on current research programs of HWI. Urban areas, or the built environment, are one of the fastest growing habitats on the planet. While a number of researchers have studied the ecology of some wildlife species in cities, there are many questions left to address. Dr. Oleyar discuss some what we already know, and you will also learn about HWI’s newly launched Studies of Urban Raptor Ecology (SURE) Program that currently includes surveys or raptor communities in different urban areas (including the Palouse), and studies of the nesting ecology and survival of American Kestrels. Dave will also discuss future plans for this program. There are opportunities to help contribute to these efforts for those interested! The program is free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, March 20
, David Moen of the Nez Perce Wildlife Division will discuss the Nez Perce Tribe’s research and efforts to return condors to the greater Hells Canyon area, with particular attention on habitat evaluation and addressing the issue at the heart of this giant vulture’s recovery:  lead poisoning in scavenging raptors and how hunting and ranching practices firmly rooted in their conservation heritage can be vital tools for the protection and recovery of birds of prey. The program will be held in the Great Room of the 1912 Center, Moscow, at 7:00pm and is free and open to the public.

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are proven leaders in modern conservation efforts.  They have been instrumental in fighting for salmon recovery in the Columbia basin, protecting bighorn sheep in Idaho, providing refuge for marbled murrelets in the coast range, and returning gray wolves to the region.  As a next step in this trajectory of healing western lands, the Yurok and Nez Perce Tribes are working with others to bring California condors back to Oregon. It is this shared vision of restoring the common ecology to contribute to a more diverse and resilient world that makes partnerships between local tribes, concerned citizens, and regional organizations a natural development.  Diverse partnerships working toward a common conservation goal are especially needed now that a growing human population threatens to, quite literally, consume the biological riches of our planet.

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