Watchable Wildlife in the News

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After serving as a disaster zone during fires and the pandemic, The Expo will finally be used for its intended purpose — fun and the fair.

During the Jackson County Fair, the Mace Memorial Center is honoring Almeda and Obenchain fire victims, volunteers, and First Responders with a Healing and Dedication Center. It will include photos, displays, and an area to write a note.

A little camera trained on a new artificial nest along the Rogue River is offering a bit of avian voyeurism that shows the Rogue Valley housing shortage also appears to be for the birds.

Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion field course of OSU’s Oregon Master Naturalist program. With support from the Oregon Community Foundation’s Bill and Phyllis Mace Watchable Wildlife Fund. 

Dan Drinkwater of Knife River Corporation presenting Linda Marr of Watchable Wildlife Foundation with grant funds for construction of a kiosk showing how aggregate mining sites can be reclaimed as watchable wildlife areas. 

A new program looks to create a small army of budding naturalists trained in the eco-nuances of the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion, then give the recruits opportunities to make a difference with their new skills. 

The vision of a longtime state wildlife official has become a unique partnership between resource extraction and habitat conservation that will create a wildlife area for generations of future Oregonians. 

Tucked away in a corner of the Mace family’s homesteaded property, amid the gravel pits and cattle pastures, lies a special sliver of land where the hardscrabble Agate Desert surrenders to the Rogue River. 

When the late Bob Mace coined the term “watchable wildlife” in 1979, he couldn’t have imagined the opportunities for wildlife observation his vision would help make real. 

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