The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society was incorporated as an Oregon non-profit on March 19, 1977. We received our 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue exemption by determination letter issued in July, 1981. We most recently revised our by-laws on September 14, 2011.
Board Meetings are generally on the 3rd Wednesday of the month—skipping December, June & July. Meetings begin at 5 pm and are generally held at the annex across Ballf from Mark Hamm’s office, 1313 W. Harvard, Roseburg. We occasionally meet at other locations or times. For more details, to confirm the next meeting date, time, or location, or to get something on the agenda, contact any of the board members.
Board Member/President Emeritus—Mark Hamm
Board Member/Birder’s Night-Field Trip Coordinator —Stacy Burleigh
Board Member/Education Outreach Coordinator—Beth Brown
Board Member – Donna Prchal
Douglas County Bird Records Team—Matt Hunter
Douglas County eBird Hotspot Team—Matt Hunter
Conservation Chair—Stan Vejtasa
In 1901, state-level Audubon groups joined together in a loose national organization, which helped to establish the first National Wildlife Refuge in the U.S. – Pelican Island, in Florida, in 1903 – and facilitated the hiring of wardens to protect waterbird breeding areas in several states. In 1905, the National Audubon Society was founded, with the protection of gulls, terns, egrets, herons, and other waterbirds high on its conservation priority list.
In 1918, President Wilson signed the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), which remains to this day one of the strongest laws protecting wild North American birds. Shortly after the passage of the MBTA, Audubon established its first system of waterbird sanctuaries in seven states along the eastern coast of the U.S., and thus initiated the implementation of large-scale, scientifically-based bird conservation efforts.
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