Tuesday, November 13, 2018

High Desert Museum Natural History Pub

Of Birds and Bugs: Sage Grouse and West Nile Virus

Old St. Francis School - Father Luke's Room

5:30 pm doors, 7 pm program

Minor with parent or guardian

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About Of Birds and Bugs: Sage Grouse and West Nile Virus

Of Birds and Bugs: Sage Grouse and West Nile Virus

The greater sage grouse faces many pressures in the High Desert. West Nile virus, first detected in Oregon in 2005, is one lesser-known threat to this iconic bird of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem. Emily Weidner, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, will discuss her research into this disease.

About High Desert Museum Natural History Talk

Communities Partnering with Rodents to Rehabilitate Our Watersheds High Desert riparian ecosystems face threats from a wide range of pressures. How are ecologists mimicking beaver dams to restore healthy stream habitats? Join Dr. Chris Jordon, ecologist with NOAA-Fisheries; Dr. Matt Orr, assistant professor of biology at Oregon State University; and Dr. Nick Weber, fisheries biologist with Eco Logical Research, Inc. for an insightful discussion of beaver ecology and riparian.

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