Unless specified otherwise, Program Meetings are held at the 1912 Center, ARTS WORKSHOP (*note new room), 3rd and Adams, in Moscow. Everyone is welcome. Meetings begin at 7:00pm.

Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the 1912 Center, Friendship Hall, 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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On Wednesday, October 16, 
join past president, Ron Force for his presentation on birding in Alaska.  We’ll be meeting in the Arts Workshop Room at the 1912 Building, Moscow, Idaho.  Meeting will begin at 7:00pm.

The Pribilof Islands: Big Years, Big Listers, and Fowl Obsessions

The Pribilof Islands, a volcanic group in the Bering Sea off Alaska have become famous among birders after being featured in the book The Big Year. Besides having a variety of Arctic and sub-arctic nesting species, the islands collect stray migrants from Asia making a visit a must for birders trying to build a large ABA bird list. In May of 2019, Ron Force and Mike Scott joined a tour to St.Paul Island. They found fellow birders and their culture almost as fascinating as the unique landscape and rare birds. The visit also made stark the challenges facing the Arctic, its wildlife, and inhabitants at a time of climate change.

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On Wednesday, November 20, join us at the Arts Workshop Room for a presentation from Eric Anderson and Joan Folwell about Palouse Prairie on Steptoe Butte. Program will be held at the 1912 Building, Moscow, Idaho, beginning at 7:00pm. This workshop will give a background and overview to the multi-year process of placing a private land parcel on Steptoe Butte into the public domain in an effort to preserve Palouse Prairie habitat.

Included in the presentation will be a talk about the various stakeholders, partners, and perspectives that were included as part of the process, including bird conservation and recreation values.  The workshop will be facilitated by two members of the Palouse Prairie Foundation, including one of the landowners that was integral in seeing this land converted into the public. 

Eric Anderson grew up fascinated by the tallgrass prairie of Iowa and this fascination extended to Palouse Prairie habitat when he moved to Moscow in 2012 to work at the University of Idaho.  Eric has a background in conservation and environmental service-learning through his time with AmeriCorps and Earth Force. Eric also received a graduate certificate in Restoration Ecology and a Master of Natural Resources degree at the University of Idaho.

Joan Folwell has been a member of the Palouse Prairie Foundation since 2005. She has helped to protect Palouse Prairie by obtaining recognition for it in the Critical Area Ordinances for Whitman County and the city of Pullman.  She and her husband Ray engage in a 20-acre restoration effort north of Pullman and are part owners of the Steptoe parcel.

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Save the dates for other PAS programs:
No program in December
January 15, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 15, 2020
May 20, 2020

Canada Goose and Gosling