American White Pelicans

A Win for Harney County Collaboration

$2.5 million was allocated to the Harney Basin Wetlands Collaborative and High Desert Partnership via the legislature which will provide funding for the collaborative work in the area to continue and will also support Bird Alliance of Oregon’s work to understand reed canarygrass, its effects on birds and macroinvertebrates, and methods for treating reed canarygrass to best support wildlife.

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Marine Reserves - People standing on rocks in front of the ocean with hands up in the air

Turn the Tide: Fully Fund Oregon’s Marine Reserve Program

A decade ago, Oregonians recognized the importance of our ocean and the value of protecting it with the creation of the state’s Marine Reserves Program. Despite its success, this legislative session, both the governor’s office and legislative leadership have proposed cuts to the Marine Reserves Program in the next biennium which wouldn’t just threaten the designated sites themselves, but would threaten the good will of ocean communities and stakeholders.

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Catio Tour stop from 2021 tour

Ten Years of Catio Tours

When Bird Alliance of Oregon and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) present the Catio Tour in mid-September it will mark the tenth anniversary of this event and more than a quarter century of successful collaboration between our two groups.

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Wednesday Work Crew working on rerouting N. Collins trail and installing bridge

Blazing a New Trail: The North Collins Reroute Project

Every Wednesday, a group of Bird Alliance of Oregon volunteers gathers at the 172-acre Wildlife Sanctuary to tackle projects aimed at maintaining the trails as well as protecting and preserving wildlife habitat. One of our latest projects was rerouting the N. Collins trail through the adjacent forest around the “sinkhole” bridge.

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