Vancouver, Washington (Clark County)


Vancouver is located near the Oregon-Washington border on the Columbia River and north of Portland, OR.

Mission Statement:

Vancouver Audubon believes in the wisdom

of nature’s design and promotes this through education, involvement, stewardship, enjoyment

and advocacy.

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Text Box: November Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 2016

General Meeting & Program
 Time: 7:00 PM      
at Steigerwald NWR

       with Chris Collins, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (LCEP)

The Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project is in full planning mode.  This project is funded by Bonneville Power Administration. Design and permitting are planned for 2016/2017 with construction in 2018/2019 if approved.  The levee will be removed to reconnect the Columbia river to the floodplain.  Setback levees will be built. A new channel will be built for Gibbons Creek that will add to fish habitat.  Wetlands will be enhanced; trails reconfigured.  Three breaches of the existing levee are planned.
Columbia River water  will expand Steigerwald Lake. This should enhance waterfowl habitat and bring more birds onto the refuge.  
LCEP has undertaken the planning for this major project.  Chris Collins will explain the plan and help us to understand its purpose.
Go on Eric’s Field trip to Steigerwald on Nov. 12
November Field Trip:  
Nature Close to Home
Steigerwald Lake NWR
November 12, 2016 (Saturday)

                   Leader:    Eric Bjorkman   360-695-3116
	          When:      Nov. 12th, Saturday 
                   Time:        8:00 AM  (at the Kiosk trailhead)
                   Meet at:    at Mile Post 18 on the south side of Highway 14. 

It is important that you sign up with an email address or phone number in order to be contacted in case of a late cancelation of the trip. Otherwise you may show up and no one is at the meeting place. 

This field trip is geared to birding enthusiasts of all skill levels.  Join Eric for a fun and informative look at one of the best local wildlife jewels located right here in Clark County.  Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washougal, WA consists of 1,049 acres of thriving bird habitat. The refuge is situated at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge and at the foot of the Cascade Mountain Range so a rich migration crossroads is created. More than 200 species of birds have been recorded at Steigerwald and you never know what may show up! 
We’ll walk the easy 2.25-mile Gibbons Creek Art & Wildlife Trail at a fairly slow pace. You will learn about bird behavior and habitat – both are keys to helping you find various species.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for any weather, carry water, and don’t forget to bring your binoculars. Expect the field trip to last approximately four hours.
                                                  We will carpool.     
                             Do not forget to pay your driver for gas.

Change to Newsletter Renewal Date
& Membership Dues
Renewal Date is September 1st
In August 2015, during the update of the chapter bylaws, our Board of directors changed how membership is defined at Vancouver Audubon society (VAS).
Please check out the updated VAS Constitution & Bylaws through the button on the left for a more thorough explanation.

This means that now when you send in your newsletter renewal in the fall you will also be considered a member of VAS. How great is that?! 
In addition, we changed the renewal date from November 1st to September 1st. Membership dues are $10 and members will continue to receive the Columbia Flyway newsletter and will be entitled to one vote for elections and other voted activities. 

Any questions? Please contact 
George Mayfield at (360) 687-0360 email: 
Eric Bjorkman at (360) 695-3116 email:

      Established December 1975

Vancouver Audubon Meets at the:

Clark County Genealogical Society

717 Grand Boulevard (Grand & Evergreen)  Vancouver, Washington

(just south of Mill Plain on NE corner)