Date: 6/22/18 8:37 pm From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> Subject: [obol] Re: WHY should Oregon birders organize?
I have always considered the Audubon chapters to be the primary outlets for the conservation energy of birders while groups like OBA served our more recreational impulses.
Alan Contreras Eugene, Oregon
> On Jun 22, 2018, at 8:10 PM, Joel Geier <joel.geier...> wrote: > > Now that we've thoroughly discussed the "HOW" end of this question, I > thought I'd put the "WHY" question out there. Perhaps these issues are > more fundamental. > > What should be the goals and purpose of a statewide birding > organization? > > The discussion on OBOL so far has mainly stressed the social aspects. > Caleb's post on this was certainly eloquent. A few have also mentioned > scientific angles. > > I agree, these things are important. But I'm disappointed that no one > mentioned bird conservation. > > Just speaking for myself, personally, I see no point in putting energy > into an organization that doesn't put bird conservation front and > center. > > This recent article from High Country News provides an interesting and > sobering perspective on outdoor recreation in general. Although > "birdwatching" gets a favorable mention, I wonder if "birding" as it's > practiced nowadays really fits into the preconceptions of the author. > > https://www.hcn.org/issues/50.8/recreation-your-stoke-wont-save-us > > Bottom line, we need to be putting some energy back into the resource > that we all enjoy. What organization is doing that for birders in > Oregon? > > -- > Joel Geier > Camp Adair area north of Corvallis > > > > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>