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Two Oregon trails recognized

Two bird species of concern will be the focus of separate decisions to be made by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission during its July meeting Friday in Salem. The state's Greater Sage Grouse conservation assessment and legislation removing Aleutian Canada geese from the state's Endangered Species List are on the agenda. Also to be discussed is Canada goose hunting on Lake Labish. The commission, the policy-making body for fish and wildlife issues in the state, meets at ODFW headquarters in Salem beginning at 8 a.m. Details: (800) 720-6339.

Outdoors-women classes set

Becoming An Outdoors-woman, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's outdoor skills education program for women, is now accepting reservations for workshops and seminars to be offered from July through October. Programs offered range from spearfishing training at Waldo Lake, wildlife hikes at Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, fly-fishing for trout, outdoor cooking, a Steens Mountain backcountry adventure, pheasant hunting, rifle and pistol shooting, steelhead fishing on the Rogue River and building your own fly rod. Details: call (800) 720-6339, ext. 76017 or see www.dfw.state.or.us/outdoor_skills/bow/2005_july_dec.pdf .

Bamboo Rod Fair July 16

`Shadow Caster' Jason Borger, who did the casting for Brad Pitt in the 1992 motion picture `A River Runs Through It,' headlines the fourth annual Metolius River Bamboo Rod Fair, to be held July 16 at the schoolhouse in Camp Sherman. The fair will also feature over 200 rods available for trial casting. Rod construction, finish and handling will be demonstrated. Six Northwest rod makers will build a rod to be raffled off at the end of the event. Slide shows and educational presentations are scheduled. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. In addition, private casting lessons from Borger are available the day before and the day after the fair. Details: (541) 595-6711.

Kayak "demos" offered

Oregon River Sports will host a "Kayak Demo Day" Saturday at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. The event, which features free "test paddles" of a variety of makes and models of canoes and kayaks, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Mill Pond in Alton Baker Park behind Autzen Stadium (take Leo Harris Boulevard, park in the lot east of the BMX bike track and follow the signs). Details: 334-0696.

Guide to trees available

"What Tree is That?" is the name of the National Arbor Day Foundation's new pocket guide to common trees found in the western United States. The 84-page guide will help you distinguish mountain hemlock from western hemlock, and from 155 other species of trees found in the West. Drawings illustrate the trees' leaves or needles and their acorns, berries, seed pods, cones and other identifying features. To obtain a copy, send your name, address and $3 to "What Tree is That?," the National Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410. Or order online at www.arborday.org.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 7, 2005
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