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On the Road with Finley and Bohlman: Portland

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When: Jun 07, 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

Join us for the last presentation of On the Road with Finley and Bohlman in Portland, OR, presented by the Oregon Historical Society.

Where: First Congregational Church (1126 SW Park Avenue, Portland OR)

Join us for the last presentation: Hunting Birds with a Camera: How William Finley and Herman Bohlman Used Photography to Save Oregon’s Birds, of On the Road with Finley and Bohlman in Portland, OR. 

Audubon Society of Portland is proud to partner with the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and feature the work of two of our founding members: William L. Finley and Herman T. Bohlman. Their work during the first four decades of the twentieth century, backed by the fledgling Oregon Audubon Society (later Audubon Society of Portland) resulted in the protection of public lands across Oregon, including Klamath, Malheur, and Three Arch Rocks Wildlife Refuges; and the Wallowa, Deschutes, Umpqua, Siskiyou, Fremont, Siuslaw, Umatilla, and Rogue River National Forests. It also resulted in the first laws to protect wild birds in Oregon. 

Finley and Bohlman left behind an astounding legacy of natural history photography and writing, land protection, and grassroots advocacy. More than 6,000 photographic images and 8,600 pages of documents— nearly 50 years of work (1899–1946) to document and protect the diversity of birds and wildlife in Oregon—are being released online from the collections of the OHS and Oregon State University.

In celebration, OHS Historian Laura Cray will be closing her five-stop speaking tour across Oregon in Portland. She will be joined by Portland Audubon’s Conservation Director Bob Sallinger. This project is an amazing opportunity to see Finley and Bohlman’s incredible work and learn the conservation advocacy that protected much of Oregon’s landscape. 

Visit the Oregon Historical Society website for more information on this traveling series. 

Finley and Bohlman Kingfisher
Bohlman and A.W. Anthony photographing Belted Kingfishers near Portland, OR in 1902.
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