Wildlife Conference – Current Threats and Actions You Can Take.

Are wildlife populations at a tipping point? What are the threats to wildlife in central Oregon that decrease sufficient, usable wildlife habitat? How can recreation users and growing communities coexist with wildlife and how can individuals help wildlife survive by initiating simple projects?  Join Oregon Wild, The Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Central Oregon LandWatch and Protect Animal Migration on November 18th in Bend to learn more. 

At the conference, a panel of speakers will address many factors challenging wildlife.  They will share scientific information, the focus of their respective organizations, and the ways individuals can and have helped wildlife co-exist in our rapidly developing area.

  • Ecology of Wildlife - Sara Gregory, Wildlife Habitat Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Human Disturbance on Wildlife- Lauri Turner, Forest Wildlife Program Manager, Deschutes National Forest, Supervisor's Office
  • Wildlife Crossings: Connectivity and Road Kill - Cidney Bowman, Wildlife Passage Coordinator, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Rural Development and Habitat Fragmentation - Nathan Hovekamp, Wildlife Program Director, Central Oregon LandWatch
  • Legislative Threats to Wildlife – Danielle Moser, Wildlife Coordinator, Oregon Wild
  • The Role of Sportsmen in Protecting Wildlife - Ed Putnam, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
  • Citizen Advocacy - Suzanne Linford, Citizen Advocate, Protect Animal Migration (PAM)

For more information or questions, please contact Sarah Cuddy, Oregon Wild. sc@oregonwild.org