Shorebird Migration

Written by Peter Pearsall/Photos by Peter Pearsall and Dan Streiffert As summer draws to a close, the relentless heat of Oregon’s high desert slowly abates—a

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International Crane Foundation Visits Malheur

During the first week of August 2022, several staff from the North America Programs at the International Crane Foundation (ICF) visited Malheur NWR, as part of a grand tour of Sandhill crane breeding and stopover sites in the Pacific NW.

The ICF works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. Most of the world’s cranes are rare, endangered, or in decline; however, the remarkable recovery of Sandhill Cranes is a story of true conservation success.

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Written by Peter Pearsall/Photo by Jennifer Strickland/USFWS Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) got its start on American soil in the 1890s, transported from its native Eurasia in

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Playas of the Interior West

Written by Peter Pearsall/Photo of Lake Abert by Pavlina Slezak The Spanish word playa means “beach”, “shore”, or “seacoast”. Somehow, in the arid West, the

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