[Tweeters] Birders united this spring?

Rob Sandelin robsan668 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 09:57:12 PST 2016


I got a "rumor" that a group of birders what to create a "mass birder
occupation of Malhuer this spring. If anybody know more details or whom to
contact please email me directly off list. Thanks

Rob Sandelin
Robsan668 at gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Scott
Downes
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 6:41 AM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Sweeping generalities of "cattle country"

A brief note that sweeping generalities of areas mentioned in emails such as
"hostile to wildlife in cattle country" is not only partially inaccurate but
it hurts the relationships that we should all try to build.

Land use policies are often at odds between environmentalists and ranchers,
but I've seen many ranchers actively feed birds, report unusual birds
they've had on their land, hardly hostile to all wildlife.
There are individuals that are hostile to birds and wildlife throughout the
state. These sweeping generalities reinforce the divide of east vs west in
the state that some groups try to promote. We should try to encourage any
love of wildlife rather than blindly casting these negative generalities.

Scott Downes
Downess at charter.net
Yakima Wa_______________________________________________
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