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Portland, OR 97209
A landscape photo of the wetlands at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Nature Night: Peter Walker presents “Sagebrush Collaboration: How Harney County Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge”

Author and University of Oregon Professor Peter Walker takes us back to the contentious 41-day takeover of Malheur Wildlife Refuge in 2016, revealing an unmatched account of the takeover itself to how the power of people standing together overcame the armed militants.

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A Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly stands on a bright green leaf.

Nature Night: How Inmates Are Helping Revive an Endangered Oregon Butterfly

At this Nature Night, meet Oregon Zoo keeper Ronda Naseth, who has been entrenched in this conservation work alongside adults in custody at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility since 2017. Learn how the groundbreaking program at CCCF – the first of its kind dedicated to the rearing of the Oregon population of the Taylor’s Checkerspot, and the first butterfly conservation program to be housed in a medium security prison – came to be.

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