Past Laughrige Grant Recipients

Between 2015 and 2022, more than $175,000 in grants have been awarded to support local and state-wide projects that help further bird conservation, research, and education. Recent grant recipients and projects are highlighted below.

  • Think Wild, Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center for Central Oregon (2022) – Construction of an ambassador raptor enclosure and interactive signage to support ongoing educational programs
  • Native Bird Care (2022) – Avian food and general support for wildlife rehabilitation
  • Oregon State University – Cascades (Matt Orr and M. Kurtis Trzcinski) (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) – Nest-web research project to investigate links between woodpeckers and secondary cavity nesters in central Oregon
  • Oregon State University (Forest Animal Ecology Laboratory and Matt Kerstens) (2022) – Research project to investigate potential food availability and foraging behavior of adult Black-backed Woodpeckers in green forests and in recently burned forests of the Klamath Basin
  • Oregon Natural Desert Association (2022) – Restoration project for South Fork Crooked River
  • Institute for Applied Ecology (2021) – Research project to identify best practices for restoring depleted understory forbs to benefit Greater Sage-grouse
  • Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory (2021) – Purchase of a female Trumpeter Swan to support Oregon’s Trumpeter Swan Restoration project
  • Oregon State University (2021) – Corvid Altruism Experiment
  • Oregon State University – Cascades (2021) – Elevational Baseline Study
  • Deschutes Land Trust (2021) – Habitat restoration project at Camp Polk Meadow, Indian Ford, and Ochoco Preserve
  • City of Prineville – Crooked River Wetlands (2021) – Tree purchase and planting
  • Friends and Neighbors of Deschutes River Canyon (2021) – Binocular purchase
  • Bird Ally X (2020) – Treating Avian Botulism Outbreak in Klamath Basin
  • Oregon Eagle Foundation (2020) – General support of Ten-year Nest Study
  • Sisters High School (2019) – Purchase Field Guides for Biology Classes
  • Monument Soil and Water Conservation (2017) – Plants for Restoration of Public Access Restoration