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Queen Bumblebee Nest Surveys

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July 9-10, 2022

Certain bumblebee species in the PNW are of grave conservation concern, among them Bombus Occidentalis (the Western Bumblebee) and its associated cuckoo species, Bombus Suckleyii. Currently, however, most management for bumblebees (and other pollinators) focuses on foraging habitat; very little is known about bumbles’ habitat needs for overwintering and especially nesting. 

Join us and our partners at the USFWS to look for nest-hunting queens. A cohort of slow walkers will survey the site in a grid pattern, looking for bumblebees going in and out of their burrows. Then, every nest we find will be an opportunity for the detection dogs to learn to find them more efficiently.

Email jared@hellscanyon.org for more information and to join one or more of the cohorts on July 9 and 10. Teams will leave from the La Grande Fairgrounds for both half day and full day outings.

Blue mountains Trail Community Engagement Workshops

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Now rescheduled for June 23, 2022

In June 2022, we are hosting community engagement workshops in the towns and communities along the Blue Mountains Trail. These free workshops will include light provisions. All are welcome.

Currently planned workshop dates are:

La Grande - Thursday, June 23 at Cook Memorial Library. Learn more and share it on Facebook. Let us know you're coming by registering here.

Earth Day Oregon 2022

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April 18-22, 2022

We are proud to be a nonprofit partner for Earth Day Oregon, an annual event that  brings attention and donations on April 22 to Oregon nonprofits who are creating a more just, livable, and sustainable world. We've partnered with four Oregon businesses for this year's celebration. Please join us and our partners this Earth Day to support GHCC and the many other nonprofits in Oregon that are making a critical impact to change our world for the better.

Please join us our Earth Day celebratory Happy Hour at Terminal Gravity Brewing on Thursday, April 21.

ONLINE Fall gala auction

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November 2021

GHCC once again held an online auction instead of the in-person Gala for the health and safety of our members and supporters. The bidding was fast and it was a great turn out. Even during the pandemic, it hasn't slowed down our work advocating for our home's big trees, wild places, and free-flowing rivers! Thank you to our dedicated sponsors and to everyone who showed up to support GHCC!

iNaturalist Beaver Surveys

A fun activity for kids of all ages. The added bonus is that your participation helps our regional ecologists and land managers better protect and restore important riparian habitat. Check out more information here.

iNaturalist is a great citizen science app that can inspire and connect you to science projects in the region you live and around the world. It's just one way you can help connect, protect and restore our environment. Join, grab a friend, and help our regional environment!

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