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Conservation Grant Opportunity

Hello Wildlifers! Here is a grant opp from the Oregon Zoo:

 

Friends and Colleagues,

Once again it is our pleasure to solicit proposals for funding from our Pacific Northwest Future for Wildlife Fund. The Future for Wildlife program is an ongoing partnership between the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon Zoo Foundation that provides grants to Pacific Northwest conservation efforts. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. PDT Tuesday, June 30, 2016.

Grants are competitive and typically range from $500-$5000 and are judged on the following criteria:

  • Conservation and/or welfare impact (outcomes)
  • Conservation and/or welfare importance (priority)
  • Use of humane practices
  • Ability to successfully accomplish the project
  • Level of community support
  • Appropriateness of budget
  • Measurable goals and evaluation plan

The application materials and submission instructions can be found on our website here:

http://www.oregonzoo.org/conserve/future-wildlife-program

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Hunting with Non-lead Ammunition

Preserving hunting and wildlife for Oregon’s future:

An interactive workshop presented by the Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society & Oregon Zoo
November 20th, 2015 (9am – 4pm)

Oregon Zoo, Vista Room, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon

This workshop will provide Pacific Northwest hunters and wildlife professionals with an interactive forum to learn about and discuss the effects of lead ingestion on wildlife in Oregon, the ballistics of non-lead ammunition, and ways to reduce lead’s impact on wildlife. Panel discussions will provide participants with opportunities to share their experiences and contribute ideas towards a strategy to reduce the availability of lead from ammunition to wildlife in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Topics include:

  • Overview of lead and wildlife issues in other states
  • Current field research in Oregon
  • Hunter opinions, attitudes, and experiences
  • Ballistics and effectiveness of non-lead ammunition
  • Engaging hunters to help solve the problem

Registration   $25 registration fee includes morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon coffee.

Full refund minus a $5 processing fee available if registration is cancelled prior to November 6, 2015

To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/nonlead

For more information, contact:
David Shepherdson: David.Shepherdson@oregonzoo.org;
Leland Brown: Leland.Brown@oregonzoo.org; or Todd Mabee: tmabee2@gmail.com