Category Archives: Outreach

2018 Joint Annual Meeting attracting audiences beyond our traditional biologists/wildlife managers.

As you may know, the Washington and Oregon Chapters of The Wildlife Society, NE Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, and the Society for NW Vertebrate Biology are presenting a Joint Meeting in PDX, February 13-16 at the Red Lion at Jantzen Beach. The theme of the meeting is Regional Strategies Addressing Global Challenges.

We have received an extraordinary number of contributed papers and posters. Specifically, on Wed the 14th, Tom Lovejoy will be the keynote speaker followed by a robust group of theme-focused invited sessions.

Given the timely importance of the meeting theme, the Joint Meeting Committee thought it would be worthwhile to reach out beyond our traditional biologist/wildlife manager audience, to other environmental/conservation-related groups and stakeholders that might find this program of interest.

Please pass this on to others who may be interested!

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Aspen: Restoring the Jewel of Oregon’s Dry Forests

Please watch this informative video about aspen restoration in Eastern Oregon and the importance of avian monitoring.

Article about Wildlife Biologists and Zoologists in Oregon

See the article posted by the State of Oregon for interesting information related to Wildlife Biologists in Oregon.  Good information for early professionals and those considering the wildlife profession.

Forests Today and Forever – Volunteer to share wildlife with kids!

Call for Volunteers! Teach kids about forest wildlife alongside foresters at a tree farm! Forests Today and Forever needs help on the following dates:

October 2
October 6
October 7
October 13
October 15

See below for contact information to sign up!


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CANCELED: Legislative Action! Meet with Representative Dan Rayfield


This event has been canceled due to low RSVP. If you are interested in seeing this event happen, please contact Vee Blackstone at


Join ORTWS for the next in our Legislative Outreach series. We are hosting a Meet and Greet with State Representative Dan Rayfield on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10:15 – 11:15 AM at Natural Grocers in Corvallis.

Dan is the representative for House District 16, covering Corvallis. To see a map of his district, click here. To find out more about Rep. Rayfield, visit his website here!

WHEN: Saturday February 21 10:15 – 11:15 AM

WHERE: 1235 NW 10th Street Corvallis, OR 97330

Why is this important? Rep Rayfield is the House co-chair of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Natural Resources. He and the Senate co-chair head up the committee that makes most of the budget decisions on natural resources issues, including wildlife management. The co-chairs of the full Ways and Means Committee make major decisions, such as how much money will go to natural resources budgets, and the subcommittee will then decide how that money is divided up.

So, letting Rep. Rayfield know that ORTWS is here to provide sound scientific information to help him with those decisions is a pretty big deal!

Meeting Agenda: Introductions around, Rep Rayfield will speak a bit, and ORTWS will inform Rep Rayfield about us and our membership, the Oregon Conservation Strategy, and our interests. Then we will have Q and A from the membership!

Please RSVP to Vee Blackstone at so that we can ensure a good, supportive turn out.  Our goal is to have at least 20 members there, and students are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Can’t make it but have a question? Sent it to Vee Blackstone and she will ask it for you!