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K-9 Buck is a yellow Lab, and his official title is Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Conservation K-9. Buck is the first, and only, wildlife detection K-9 in the state of Oregon. He and his handler, Senior Trooper Josh Wolcott-Petersen, work out of the Oregon State Police Springfield Area Command, but can be deployed anywhere in Oregon as needed to help solve Fish & Wildlife crimes.
Buck and Senior Trooper Wolcott-Petersen graduated in May 2019 from a specialized training academy in Indiana, where they trained alongside other Fish & Wildlife human and K-9 officers from around the US. Buck has been trained to do three specific tasks: area searches, human tracking, and wildlife detection. Buck has been trained to detect deer, elk, bear, turkey, waterfowl, and salmon. He is also trained to search for firearms, shell casings, and any other items with gunpowder residue.
OSP’s Fish & Wildlife K-9 program is mostly funded by donations. Oregon Wildlife Foundation partnered with OSP to purchase Buck in November 2018. Oregon Wildlife Foundation is also sponsoring his training, equipment, and upkeep. OSP would like to thank Oregon Wildlife Foundation for their sponsorship and support of our Fish & Wildlife K-9 program. You can find out more about Oregon Wildlife Foundation’s support for OSP’s K-9 program or donate here: https://www.myowf.org/k9team.
Thursday July 28, 11-1pm
Oregon State Police, Sr. Trooper, Josh Wolcott and Buck the Conservation K-9 will be at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center to talk about Buck’s job as the first and only anti-poaching K-9. Buck is a four-year old yellow lab. He and Wolcott have been together since Buck started training in 2018. The public, including families with children, are encouraged to attend (children must be accompanied by an adult); admission is free.
The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is pleased to announce the Thursday July 21st opening of its newest special exhibition, Animals in Nature/Art & Artifacts: “from the forest, air and sea.” The exhibition is in the Galley Gallery on the museum’s main floor and runs July 21 – October 9, 2022. The exhibition features the work of three noted northwest artists, Cascade Head artist Duncan Berry’s Gyotaku printing on wood panels, McMinnville artist Andy Kerr’s wildlife painting on wood panels and Lincoln City artist Nora Sherwood’s bird illustrations on paper. Also included in the exhibition are objects from the museum’s collection, taxidermy specimens including exquisite maritime birds, and a hands-on opportunity that includes wildlife pelts for kids of all ages, courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The artwork in the exhibition is available for sale; a portion of the proceeds benefit museum operations.
A quote from Science Illustrator and Wildlife Artist, Nora Sherwood: “Intricate details and patterns found in nature are endlessly fascinating: I enjoy the challenge of portraying them on paper. I’m an avid birder, and I’m always excited to tell their stories through art.” Sherwood’s passion for her work is evident in the fine details found in her art. “We are excited that we can showcase this extraordinary work alongside the equally amazing work of Duncan Berry and Andy Kerr in Lincoln County,” stated LCHS Executive Director, Susan Tissot.
Three free special events with the Animals in Nature exhibit
K-9 Wildlife Conservation
Thursday July 28, 11-1pm
Oregon State Police, Sr. Trooper, Josh Wolcott-Petersen and Buck the Conservation K-9 will be at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center to talk about Buck’s job as the first and only anti-poaching K-9. Buck is a four-year old yellow lab. He and Josh have been together since Buck started training in 2018. The public, including families with children, are encouraged to attend (children must be accompanied by an adult); admission is free.
Art & Nature
Sunday August 21, 1-3pm
Exhibit Art Talk: Discussion on how nature is used as inspiration for art. Join us as artists Duncan Berry and Nora Sherwood take to the Doerfler Family Theater stage and talk about how wildlife art inspires their work and the reasons why they focus on the subject. This panel discussion is free.
Read the full press release.
Living with Black Bears
Sunday August 28, 1pm
Skyler Gerrity, Assistant District Wildlife Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, will be at the PMHC to give a presentation on How to live peacefully with our local black bears.
The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center (PMHC) is located on Newport’s Historic Bayfront, directly across the street from Port Dock 5; hours of operation are Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 4 PM. Admission is $10 for adults; children under 12, members of the Lincoln County Historical Society, the North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM), and active-duty Military get in for free. Family and group rates available. To take advantage of the free member benefit, memberships can be purchased and activated at the museum admissions counter the day of your visit. The PMHC is one of two historic properties governed by the Lincoln County Historical Society which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing Central Oregon Coast history. Please visit our website www.oregoncoasthistory.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Call 541-265-7509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Historic Yaquina Bay Cruise
Welcome aboard the Discovery for a leisurely and informed Yaquina Bay sightseeing tour with ample good company, food, and beverages for a good cause. The Lincoln County Historical Society has made special arrangements with Marine Discovery Tours for a special Yaquina Bay guided boat tour, Saturday, May 13th, 5 to 7pm.
Tickets are $75 for this fundraising event for lower floor renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. A picnic supper prepared by Mo’s is included. Beer and wine are available. Sara Skamser of Foulweather Trawl will be onboard to share insights and answer your questions about the Yaquina Bay’s far-reaching fishing fleet. Steve Wyatt, Director of the Lincoln County Historical Society and author of The Bayfront book, will be on hand to share insights into the Yaquina Bay’s rich history.
All proceeds from this event will be applied to the Collins grant challenge, thus doubling the proceeds from the Yaquina Bay cruise. The Maritime Center was recently awarded a $45,000 challenge grant from the Collins Foundation. To date, $41,500 has been raised towards meeting the match. With just $3,500 left to meet the challenge, a $45,000 check from The Collins Foundation is well within grasp. The Collins Grant and match monies are for lower floor renovations of the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. The current focus is to complete the highly anticipated Doerfler Family Theater.
Space for this one-time special event is limited. Tickets for this upriver cruise should be purchased in advance. Yaquina Cruise tickets are available in person, at the Burrows House Museum or the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, Thursday-Sunday 11-4, or call anytime (541) 265-7509 and leave a message, and your call will be promptly returned. Tickets are also available from any member of the Society’s Board of Directors.