Author: Janelle Wicks

Emergent Vegetation at Malheur Lake: An Update!

In September, I finished the last of my fieldwork for my master’s project on Malheur Lake. It has been an exciting growing season out on the lake this year, and we have seen a boom in vegetative growth— including annuals, perennials, and vegetatively-producing perennials (plants with rhizomes). As cooler weather rolled in, some areas of the lake that have been lacking vegetation historically are seeing quick growth of cattail.

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Conservation

Ferruginous Hawk Gallery

“This was definitely my most memorable moment…the tenderness of the parents towards their young, the little ones energy and eagerness all backdropped by a beautiful sunset…it was a heartfelt scene to say the least, that touched me so deeply I drove away crying, tears of beauty, tears of gratitude.” – Calley Lovett

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Conservation

Farewell to Malheur

I got the Malheur Wildlife Refuge seasonal job in the spring of 2020 to work on a water nutrient project with US Geological Survey (USGS) being the lead. Along with nutrients I had heard that the refuge hosts a program that involves multiple partners to round up common carp and remove them from the Donner und Blitzen River.

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A Word from Our President 9.29.2022

In coming months, I will be using this space to share with you insights into issues that I hope will help you understand some of the many challenges facing both the Malheur Refuge and its Friends group. These will range from the severely impaired state of the Pacific Flyway – a region-wide effect the increasing aridity affecting the Intermountain West – to the opportunities we have to make our organization even more supportive of the refuge. As I write, I’ll be looking for ways to share with you how each of you – as our members – can help us succeed.

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