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  • Owl Nest Box

    Build an Owl Nest Box Making an owl nest box can be a rewarding project for both bird enthusiasts and conservationists. Here’s a general guide on how to make one: Materials Needed: Wooden plank or sheet (preferably untreated wood) Instructions: Choose the Right Design: There are various designs for owl nest boxes, but generally, they…

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  • Washington Birds

    Birds in Washington State The state of Washington has the most diverse population of birds in the United States, with an approximate 550 different species. It is one of the leading destinations for migratory birds. There are several factors as to why Washington is such a popular hangout for our feathered friends. Ecological Diversity: Washington’s…

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  • February General Meeting

    Thursday February 15th 7:00 PM @ Hal Holmes 20 YEARS OF FIELD RESEARCH ON THE WHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER IN WASHINGTON In Washington, the White-headed Woodpecker is listed as a species of concern due to its association with old-growth ponderosa pine forests. Although White-headed Woodpeckers have recently been documented inhabiting early to middle aged managed forests, information…

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  • Winter Birds

    Eastern Washington Birds in Winter As you stroll around your neighborhood or take a brisk walk in the parks or hills surrounding Kittitas County, I’m sure you’ve noticed the profound quiet. Especially in the woods or up in the hills, the deeply noticeable silence cannot be shaken by the sounds of your boots hitting ground.…

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  • Land Management Plan Direction for Old-Growth Forest

    US Forest Service NEPA Projects Home (usda.gov) In theory, at least, Old Growth Forests (those that meet specific criteria) are already protected in the PNW. However, as we understand it, there are few protections for areas approaching but not yet meeting the criteria. To review the project: Forest Service (usda.gov) To make a comment: US…

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  • The Majestic Ring-Necked Pheasants of Eastern Washington

    Eastern Washington is a region known for its diverse and breathtaking landscapes, but perhaps one of its most enchanting residents is the ring-necked pheasant. These striking birds, characterized by their vibrant plumage and distinctive ring around their necks, have become a beloved symbol of the region’s rich wildlife. As an introduced species to North America…

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