BIRD CONSERVATION FROM THE CITY TO THE SAGEBRUSH SEA
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Harney County Fairgrounds Memorial Building
5:30 p.m. Social, Raffle, Silent Auction
6:00 p.m. Dinner (plated service): White BBQ Chicken, homemade dinner roll, mushroom rice, green salad, mixed veggies with cheese sauce; dessert is a homemade shortcake with fresh strawberries and real whipped cream; vegetarian option is rice and black bean casserole
7:00 p.m. Presentation: Bird Conservation from the City to the Sagebrush Sea
From Peregrine Falcons nesting on downtown Portland Bridges to the wetlands of Malheur National Wildlife refuge, Bob Sallinger has spent 25 years working to protect Oregon’s amazing birds. Oregon’s coast, forests, wetlands, grasslands and sage-steppe deserts support an incredible diversity of birdlife, but our changing landscapes and a plethora of hazards pose real threats to Oregon’s avian biodiversity. Laws that have protected wild birds for decades are being dismantled. At the same time there are signs of hope from innovative strategies to green our greyest landscapes to cutting edge collaborations that are bringing people together around conservation on some of our most historically conflicted landscapes. Saving our birds will require action and engagement from our most urbanized neighborhoods to our most remote wildlands.
Bob has worked for Portland Audubon since 1992. His current responsibilities include directing local, regional, and nation conservation policy initiatives, wildlife research initiatives, the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, and Wildlife Care Center. Bob’s passion for conservation was developed early exploring the woods of Massachusetts and later on solo hikes from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail and from Canada to Southern Colorado on the Continental Divide.
Bob has a B.A. in Biology from Reed College and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School. He currently serves on the board of Humane Oregon and as an adjunct professor of law at Lewis and Clark Law School. He lives in Northeast Portland with his wife Elisabeth Neely, three children and an assortment of critters including dogs, cat, goats, pigeons, chickens and a hedgehog.