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In 1979, Bob Mace, then Deputy Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, coined the phrase "Watchable Wildlife" and permanently changed the way many people think of small animals and birds, from robins and raccoons to salamanders and frogs. With the growth of the Watchable Wildlife movement in the United States, many state and federal agencies have created programs and designated sites for people to learn about and view wildlife. This web site contains a brief history of the origin of the Watchable Wildlife in Oregon and nationally and directs those interested in using their passion for watching wildlife for science that benefits Oregon's wildlife.

 

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