Category: Species Spotlight

Species Spotlight: Steelhead

Author: Scott R. Bowler  |  Published: April 20, 2022  |  Category: Species Spotlight The long & short life history of Oncorhynchus mykiss Did you know that the fish we call […]

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Species Spotlight: Bighorn Sheep

Author: Scott Bowler | Published: June 28, 2021 | Category: Species Spotlight Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) once ranged far and wide all across the West, inhabiting a wider variety of habitats […]

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Letter to the Editor: Not like the other birds

We received a curious letter recently and wanted to share it with our desert conservation community.  Dear Human News Media, April has arrived and I am cringing because I know […]

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Species Spotlight:
Quaking Aspen

Author: LeeAnn Kriegh  |  Published: September 15, 2020  |  Category: Species Spotlight Why Aspen Quake The day I fell in love with Central Oregon, I woke to the sound of […]

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Species Spotlight – Pronghorn

A long list of charismatic animals inhabits Oregon’s high desert. Species such as the Greater Sage-grouse, bighorn sheep, cougars, burrowing owls and even the occasional black bear or wandering moose […]

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Drawn to Nests

One day in spring of 2014, I started drawing bird nests. I didn’t stop for almost a year. These drawings began as a way for me to explore my curiosity […]

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See the World from
a Butterfly’s Point of View

I wonder if butterflies might get annoyed by all the poetic language they attract. They’re “tiny rainbows,” “flying flowers,” or “ephemeral angels.” We use them as metaphors for transformation and […]

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Species Spotlight: Burrowing Owl

A Funny Little Owl By LeeAnn Kriegh Pronghorn are perhaps the most graceful animal native to the high desert country of Central and Eastern Oregon. Golden Eagles are the most […]

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Three Tiny Creatures
of Oregon’s High Desert

Racing pronghorn. Soaring golden eagles. Charging salmon. Oregon’s high desert pulses with the movement of these great creatures, but it’s good to remember that the desert’s iconic animals, birds and […]

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Oregon: The Beaver State

You may have heard Oregon referred to as the “Beaver State.” The American Beaver, Castor canadensis, is Oregon’s official state animal and the Oregon State University mascot. And, there is […]

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