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March 2019

Sex Lives of High Desert Plants and Animals

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Kick back and enjoy a fun discussion of the sex lives of plants and animals at this unique High Desert Speaker Series event. LeeAnn Kriegh, author of The Nature of Bend and the forthcoming The Nature of Portland, will help you celebrate spring by learning about the mating rituals and reproductive strategies of Central Oregon flora and fauna. Kriegh writes about everything from junipers to porcupines in a conversational, even conspiratorial tone, and this engaging talk will offer more of the same. You’ll…

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Upper Snake River Tribes take on a Changing Climate

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Drive
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join us for the third installment of the Bend High Desert Speaker Series with Jason Kesling, Environmental Program Director of the Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation. Learn about the establishment and structure of the Upper Snake River Tribes, and gain an in-depth understanding of how the USRTF is adapting to climate change. From assessing vulnerability to coordinating environmental conservation efforts, Jason will share his experience and insight into how the Upper Snake River Tribes are taking on current environmental threats. About…

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April 2019

Hart Mountain Revealed | Portland

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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The 2019 High Desert Speaker Series in Portland concludes with a presentation from ONDA's own Hart-Sheldon Coordinator, Jeremy Austin. From unique wildlife and stunning night skies to opportunities for recreation and solitude, Hart Mountain is a high desert treasure worth exploring. Learn about what makes Hart Mountain so spectacular, get tips for planning your next adventure and discover the vital conservation initiatives you can support to mitigate current threats and ensure that this region stays wild. About the speaker A…

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Survival Strategies for Desert Species

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Drive
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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The 2019 Bend High Desert Speaker Series wraps up on April 9 with a panel of experts discussing how high desert flora and fauna have adapted to survive in wetlands and other habitats in eastern Oregon. Hear from Ron Larson, Dennis Albert and Steve Sheehy as they discuss the unique life of the high desert, and the importance of conserving Oregon’s spectacular wild places so that these species can thrive, now and always. About the speakers Ron Larson grew up…

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