Education & Conservation

Press release for our
2011 Together Green Grant.

Monthly ProgramsOther Educational ActivitiesConservation

KBAS provides opportunities for people of all ages to experience and appreciate our region’s birds and other natural resources. We achieve this mission through educational programs, field trips, and Grants that support worthy local or regional projects.

Monthly Programs

We meet on the second Thursday of each month from September through May with the exception of December and February from 6:30-8:30 pm. Meetings are held in the Mt Thielsen Room upstairs in the College Union of OIT in Klamath Falls. Meetings begin with a half hour of socializing followed by a short business/informational meeting. The featured program begins at approximately 7:15. See the current edition of our Grebe newsletter for details about upcoming programs.

 Other Educational Activities

Field trips to observe and learn about the Basin’s birds and other natural resources.
Annual Winter Wings Festival that celebrates the birds that make their winter home in the Basin.
Maintenance of nest boxes for bluebirds and other species at Miller Island and Moore Park.
Activities and information booth at local events, including International Migratory Bird Day (Veterans Park, Klamath Falls), the Tule Lake Bird Festival, and Earth Day (OIT).
Coordination of educational programs for local teachers that take advantage of the resources provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Grant program that supports local elementary teachers with projects that connect kids with birds and nature.

 Conservation

Being blessed with a plethora of wilderness areas, marshes and forests, lakes and rivers, KBAS members know how important these areas are for humanity’s well-being. We like to keep abreast of what we can do to help preserve our wilderness areas nation wide so that everyone has the opportunity to be touched by nature: to see a flock of song birds, to witness the flight of a raptor, to listen to the merry melody of a crystal clear spring. The National Audubon Society provides timely, pertinent updates on all of the important environmental issues at the national level and provides easy avenues for acting to preserve the wilderness areas within our nation. To be updated, click and join, free of charge, Audubon Action.

For Oregon state news regarding our natural resources and their protection, check out the Portland Audubon website.

For local conservation news and issues, see the current issue of the Grebe

Contact phone numbers, addresses and emails are located for your various elected representatives. Taking a few minutes to drop a line to them on an issue dear to your heart is effective action. These people do listen especially when a constituent takes the effort and time to set forth their thoughts and opinions. It shows you are aware, educated and care about the issues. Thank you for taking the time to preserve the environment for the health of this generation and many generations to come.

Your Legislators:

State:

Senator Doug Whitsett (R) Dist 028
900 Court Street, NE
Suite S-302
Salem Oregon 97301
Phone (503) 986-1728
Fax: (503) 986-1987
Email:
Representative Bill Garrard (R)
Dist 056
900 Court Street, SE
Suite H-484
Salem, Oregon 97301-4061
Phone: (503) 986-1456
Fax: (503) 986-1561
Email:
National:

Senators:

Senator Ron Wyden (D)
United States Senate
230 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510-0001
Phone: (202) 224-5244
Fax: (202) 228-2712
Email: wyden.senate.gov/contact/

Senator Jeff Merkley (D)
United States Senate
313 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3753
Email: merkley.senate.gov/contact/

Representative:

Representative Greg Walden (R)
United States House of Representatives
1210 Longworth House Building
Washington D.C. 20515-0001
Phone: (202) 225-6730
Fax: (202) 225-5774
Email: walden.house.gov/index.cfm