2018 Bird BioBlitz Registration Now Open!
This year the BioBlitz is a two part event, with a Thursday Orientation 5/24 from 5:30—8:30 and Saturday 5/26Bird Species Inventory from first light to various end times depending on location.
As a recipient of the Mindful Birding award, the Friends are working to promote ethical birding guidelines and conservation during the BioBlitz event. We developed a code of ethics (pdf) that will be used throughout our birding surveys.
Now accepting applications for our 2018 student research grant
Find out more about our student research grant and how to apply.
Students who receive grants showcase their findings at our annual Monument Research Symposium, coming up Thursday March 15, 7 – 8:45pm at the SOU Science Auditorium.
Join us to learn more about our 2017 grant awardees. Student researchers include M.S. in Environmental Education Candidates Hope Braithwaite (SOU) and Suphasiri Muttamara (SOU) and geologist Alec Sweetland (UofO). Keynote research presenter will be John Alexander, PhD of Klamath Bird Observatory.
Research topics include geographic variations of Pika (Ochotona princeps) dialects in Southwestern Oregon, species distribution and diversity of dragonflies and damselflies in CSNM, geologic mapping of the Western Cascades, and bird abundance surveys.
Refreshment will be served. We will also be conducting a raffle to raise funds for the Friends Research Fund, a grant program that supports student research in the Monument.
Monuments are threatened
It is evident that National Monuments and public lands are threatened by the Trump Administration.
As a Friends group we value our National Monuments immensely and are engaging people on all sides to ensure Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument remains. Find you feel the same?
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We promote the protection, restoration, and conservation of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management.