By Sue Danver – As outlined in the June issue of Echo, the Missouri development company, NorthPoint, is seeking to rezone to industrial the 745-acre parcel owned by the Port of Tacoma (POT), but located near Maytown, Thurston County. The company has made a contingent offer to purchase this parcel in order to build a 6-million square-foot warehouse complex and [...]Read More
All chapter work is done by volunteers for whom we are very grateful. There are many opportunities to become involved at a level that is comfortable for you. Please contact Kathleen Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in any of the following: Ways & Means Committee is looking for one or two persons (preferably with fund raising or financial planning experience) [...]
The Communications Committee gave the Board a synopsis of their current efforts: 1) the Dennis Plank searchable bird photo gallery will be going live soon 2) the Speak Out function has been used successfully and can be fine-tuned for future efforts 3) the eEcho has been implemented and the Committee is continuing to improve it 4) the data received from eEcho shows BHAS has [...]
By Kim Dolgin – In 1974, land and water acreage was set aside to create the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Renamed the Billy Frank Jr. National Wildlife Refuge in 2016, the Refuge straddles portions of the Nisqually River Delta and Nisqually Reach (an offshore area that includes areas of deeper water). The Delta is primarily composed of estuary, but also [...]
By Paul Hicks – Our South County “bird binge” found more than 80 species by 12:30 — not bad for a long morning’s work! We added several more in the afternoon extension. I thought I’d try to capture some of the highlights, at least those that struck me. At our first stop (Scatter Creek behind the rail trestle) three Wood Ducks [...]
By Anne Kilgannon – The narrow edge of the title has multiple meanings: the small wedge of shoreline that nourishes these birds—the red knots—as they migrate from one end of the world to the other and back again; the same small edge that provides the breeding ground for one of their principle food sources, the horseshoe crab, whose eggs laid [...]
Come join us for an evening of enjoyment with Taylor Kenyon and Scott Beason. Taylor Kenyon and Scott Beason work in the Geology section at Mount Rainier National Park. Their talk will focus on how ...Find out more »
Join Phil Kelley to see the birds and other wildlife who inhabit the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. When winter settles in at the Refuge, waterfowl of all kinds come to spend th...Find out more »
(BHAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society (see NAS’ newly redesigned website). BHAS represents Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties in the state of Washington. It is an all-volunteer-based, non-profit organization whose 1,300+ members share interests in birds and other wildlife, their habitats, and natural history. Our goals are to promote environmental education and recreation and to maintain and protect our ecosystems for future generations.
We also work with the state Audubon office (Audubon Washington).
When you become a Black Hills Audubon member, your membership dollars will be used at a local level and you will also receive the ECHO newsletter. Or if you chose your primary membership to be with National Audubon Society, you will automatically also be a member of Black Hills Audubon Society.JOIN