Since 1971

Dear MFS Supporters – some updates from Malheur Field Station!

1. You should expect to receive the Annual Appeal mailing from MFS in the next few weeks. The Annual Appeal is the major fundraiser for the Station. In 2019, individual donations comprised about 34% of MFS income, with 59% from User Fees and 7% from Grants. We hope that you have seen, or heard about, positive changes that are occurring at Malheur Field Station and will continue your support.

2. The Great Basin Society Board met last Friday. My Board term was up at that meeting and I decided to retire from the Board after 14 years. To be clear, thankfully I am not leaving the Board under duress or because I am unhappy with anybody in the organization. I think the organization is in better shape than any time since I have been on the Board. I plan to stay involved with MFS, just not in an administrative role.

3. At the last Board meeting, a new Board member was brought on – Scott Bowler from Sisters. I believe he will do a great job for you as a Board member.

4. I wish to thank all of you for your emotional and financial support over the last few and might I say, very challenging, years. Malheur Field Station might not have survived except for your shared sense of community and a common cause. The Board and Staff very much appreciate your dedication to MFS.

I hope to see you around!

Vern Beeson

Coming Programs and Events

Birding Spring 2020

May 23 - May 28, 2020 - Join Harry Fuller for a chance to see the results of the on-going spring migration.

Birding – Fall 2020

Sept. 12 - Sept. 18 - Join Harry Fuller for a full day in the Steens where we will go to the peak at just under 10,000 feet elevation.

Manager’s Post

Thank you Vern for your years serving MFS – Rose

Visit Us

We are located at 34848 Sodhouse Lane, Princeton, OR about 30 Miles SE of Burns.

Call Us

Our phone number is 541-493-2629. Normal office hours are 8 to 5. If we are out working in the field station please leave a message.

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