|The North American Bluebird Society
(NABS) has begin an effort to extend bluebird trails across Canada and
the United States. The Transcontinental Bluebird Trail (TBT) will
encompass privately managed bluebird trails, as well as trails established
on publicly owned land. It will provide an opportunity for concerned
citizens to support bluebird conservation efforts through an Adopt-A-Box
program that will be publicized across the continent.
The Prescott Bluebird Recovery Programís
bluebird trail at Champoeg State Heritage Area has been accepted as the
first Oregon member of the TBT. In addition, to maintaining and monitoring
the trail, we will be expected to participate in a coordinated research
effort on a continent-wide basis. Among the questions to be explored
through information collected on the TBT are:
The Adopt-A-Box sponsored trails need to be in public open spaces like parks and greenways to ensure public access for conservation education programs; however, any NABS member can officially register their privately managed bluebird trail on the TBT.
We urged all of you who are members
of NABS to register your trails. If you arenít a member of NABS,
this would be a great time to join. A regular membership costs just
$15 per yea, which includes a subscription to the quarterly journal Bluebird.
To join, send your check to North American Bluebird Society, PO BOX 74,
Darlington, WI 53530. For more information, check out the NABS website