Nature has a home at the Oregon State Fair.
Our Natural Resources area is hard to miss:
just look for the towering evergreen trees.
Probably one of the most peaceful places at the Oregon State Fair is our Natural Resources Area, on the west side of the Historic Horse Stadium. But don’t let the pleasant shade and easy mood of this natural oasis fool you, because there’s a lot going on here. Because this is where the our friends from a variety of agencies step up to tell important stories about the work the do for all Oregonians. Of course we’re talking about the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Keep Oregon Green Association.
ODA Noxious Weed and Insect Programs: September 1 and 2
The Oregon Department of Agriculture - Plant Protection & Conservation will appear at the Oregon State Fair on September 1 and 2, with the ODA Noxious Weed and Insect Programs. See the Invasive Species Education Station Trailer to learn more about invasive species of Oregon.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will have an anti-poaching display featuring the true story of how a giant white sturgeon and four smaller sturgeon were saved from poachers after observant fishermen contacted Fish and Wildlife Troopers. The seven-foot long “dinosaur” fish was about 80 years old and probably full of eggs! All five of the sturgeon were released alive back into the bay, and thanks to law enforcement, the poachers face felony charges. Plus a fun activity for kids, teaching them to leave wild babies wild. And learn information on invasive species, along with live turtles to show the differences between native and invasive species.