The Bjarne Holm Speakers Series

Quarterly talks on trails, outdoor recreation, conservation, water and our environment held at the Community Room of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Hall, 301 S Elm St, Sisters. Doors open at 6:00pm. The presentations begin at 7:00 pm.


Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Sisters Trail Alliance is pleased to present Jon Nelson, Curator of Wildlife at the High Desert Museum as part of our 2019 Bjarne Holm Speakers Series. 

Jon Nelson is the Curator of Wildlife at the High Desert Museum.  He oversees the daily care, training, and public presentation of a diverse collection of animals that cannot survive in the wild and are utilized for public education Jon’s background includes a B.S. in Natural Resources from OSU Cascades and in addition to his work at the museum he has done field biology throughout the High Desert including projects with the USGS studying the impacts of lead poisoning on raptors, and published research on behavioral relationships between golden eagles and common ravens. 

Jon plans to talk about the wildlife collection at the museum, particularly how they work with and train the animals using integrated techniques based on operant conditioning. “Training is used to encourage animals to participate in their own care, empowering them to make choices about participation which maximizes their welfare in captivity and allows us to also enhance the educational experience for our visitors.”

Thursday, November 15, 2018 

Oregon Adaptive Sports 

Twenty years ago, some passionate local members of the ski community, came together to provide snow opportunities to members of the community with disabilities.   Today, Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) is the premiere adaptive sports organization in the Pacific Northwest providing a range of year-round programs.

Oregon Adaptive Sports envisions a day when everyone has the benefits of outdoor recreation, regardless of ability.  We see Central Oregon as a year-round destination for adaptive sports with OAS as the leader in providing state-of-the-art equipment, professional instructions, staff and dedicated volunteers, resulting in top quality experiences for our participants.


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