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Wildlife Watcher 
Members receive a copy of our quarterly newsletter, The Wildlife Watcher, with information about AWF and conservation/education issues.

Summer '98 Premiere Edition 
Our first edition of The Wildlife Watcher included articles on: becoming a cornerstone volunteer, AWF's mission, who we are, management staff, and goals for operations, management, fund raising, and community outreach.

Fall '98, volume 1.01 
AWF announces the opening of its animal care clinic in Molalla, Oregon. Information is provided regarding autumn and Wildlife. Thanks to the Panaphil Foundation for a major grant. Buy an AWF gift certificate for the holidays. Holiday greetings.

Winter '98, volume 2.01 
Continental Tae Kwon Do of Canby helps remodel rehabilitation barn. Pet shop aquariums donated by Dr. Karl Salzsieder. Articles include: Winter and Wildlife, Red-tailed Hawk Beats the Odds, and Merlin Falcon becomes AWF's first education animal.

Spring '99, volume 2.02 
Special thanks for equipment donated to wildlife care center. The babies of spring make their appearance. AWF's non-native policy (link). Red-tailed Hawk is released.

Summer '99, volume 2.03 Anniversary Issue 
A summary of '98, including financials, and plans for '99 announced in our annual report issue. AWF forms strategic partnership with the Salem District of the Bureau of Land Management, The foundation launches its web site.

Fall '99, volume 2.03 
AWF has success at the Salem State Fair. One-eyed Red-tailed Hawk is successfully rehabilitated and released. Chapters written by Dr. Ackermann in Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIII, Care of Orphan Wild Birds are published. Wal-Mart joins the team. There is an anonymous donation of animal food.

Winter '99, volume 2.04
AWF publishes this extra, end-of-the-year issue to offset newsletter publish dates so that issues are released during the physical rather than calendar season. Stories include: Peregrine Falcon release, fostering babies, thanks to special donors, Wal-Mart's Make-A-Difference Day, and chapters written by Dr. Ackermann in The Avian Handbook, Raptor Medicine.

Spring '00, volume 3.01
What's Best for Babies. Education classes for youths begin at the Molalla Community Center. An orphan bobcat is released.

Summer '00, volume 3.02 Second-Anniversary Issue
Moving into the new millennium. Screech owl joins the education team. Animal care clinic saw its first 100 animals.

Fall '00, volume 3.03
The Kids of Summer. Looking forward to releasing orphans raised by AWF volunteers through the spring and summer. AWF invited to participate in the Department of Fish & Wildlife's creation of formal guidelines for Oregon rehabilitators. Westgate Industrial Properties makes a major donation. Construction completed by AmeriCorps, Boy Scout Troop 432 and 288, Parrott Creek Ranch and Clackamas Education Services District. Osprey released.

Winter '00, volume 3.04
A television and video tape recorder are donated to AWF's education program. Information presented on Great Horned Owls, and the GHO that joins the education programs. Holiday mail appeal is sent using new nonprofit mail permit.

Spring ‘ 01, volume 4.01
AWF gears up for summer's expanding education/work study programs, as well as an increase in the number of animals expected to be brought to the animal care clinic. Education classes to seniors are brought to the Molalla Adult Center. A plea is made to Give a Break to the Animals. Work continues on our on-site education center.

Spring ‘01, volume 4.01 
AWF gears up for summer's expanding education/work study programs, as well as an increase in the number of animals expected to be brought to the animal care clinic. Education classes to seniors are brought to the Molalla Adult Center. A plea is made to Give a Break to the Animals. Work continues on our on-site education center. 

Summer '01, volume 4.02  Annual Report Issue
AWF's anniversary issue summarizes our accomplishments in 2000, and our efforts for 2001. It also lists information on our board of directors and management staff, and overall financials.

Fall '01, volume 4.03
Details autumn clinic releases and summarizes summer kids programs. Lets people know how they, as individuals, can protect the environment by reducing and picking up trash, driving less and more carefully, and being respectful of our earth. Introduces Poppy as an education animal.

Winter '01, volume 4.04
AWF turns its efforts to repairs and improvements during the quieter winter months. Articles are Beaver Survives Dog Bite, and North American Beaver, including how to live with or discourage beavers. 

Spring  '02, volume 5.01
AWF gears up for summer's expanding education/work study programs, as well as an increase in the number of animals expected to be brought to the animal care clinic. Articles include: Bald Eagle Needs Rescuing, Twice, and In the Animal's Opinion, as well as an invitation to visit our web site, which now includes downloadable forms

Summer '02, volume 5.02 Annual Report Issue
AWF's fourth anniversary issue summarizes our accomplishments in 2001, and our efforts for 2002, including AWF's response to increasing demands for program services and the purchase of its new tractor. It also lists information on our board of directors and management staff, and overall financials.

Fall '02, volume 5.03
Autumn announces the release of orphan animals accepted in the spring and summer months. Casper, our Barn Owl and Animal Ambassador begins his training, and "Ghosts in the Barn" tells a little about this sometimes spooky bird. There is a call for volunteers at AWF's animal care clinic in Molalla, OR.

Winter 2002, volume 5.04
This final issue of the year featured the case of a Red-Tailed Hawk whose feathers had been sheared, and a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk with a badly broken wing. A new carved wooden sign graces AWF’s front entrance.

Spring 2003, volume 6.01
With new funding, AWF lays out our plans for this year’s nature trail construction. Pens are graced with donated cut Christmas trees. West Nile virus and our animal care clinic are discussed.

Summer 2003, volume 6.02 Annual Report Issue
AWF's fifth anniversary issue summarizing our accomplishments in 2002 and our efforts for 2003. Consolidating efforts is key as we continue to work on our nature trail and education programs. It also lists information on our board of directors and management staff, and overall financials.

Fall 2003, volume 6.03
Gallery International is hosting a November Wildlife Art Show to benefit AWF. Our first color issue features sales and donation drawing prints.

Winter 2003, volume 6.04
Zorro, an American Crow, is added to our list of Animal Ambassadors. Education programs at the Molalla Library are announced; check out our website's Community Calendar for updated schedule. Kinsman Foundation grant will add new pens, refresh gravel, and extend our irrigation system.

Spring 2004, volume 7.01
Baby season 2004 begins—what people can do to avoid or help baby animals they might run into. A recap of AWF’s non-native policy. Plans for the year begin. New cut Christmas trees replace the old and refresh the look and feel of animal pens.

Summer 2004, volume 7.02, Annual Report Issue
Plans for 2004 are solidified, along with our annual report and budget. An argument for the statistical significance of rehab work. Thanks to our supporters, most of whom continue to increase their annual contributions.

Fall 2004, volume 7.03
An unusual hawk graces the wildlife center—Northern Harrier. New irrigation helps animals and plants on the nature trail. The joy of letting go—releasing animals.

Winter 2004, volume 7.04
Living with wildlife—Neutering and vaccinating dogs and cats helps wild populations. Joint organization efforts on behalf of a Western Pond Turtle.

Spring 2005, volume 8.01
We're gearing up for another spring with wildlife babies, who don't make good pets. Creance flying is exercise on tether. Boy scouts finish tracks on the nature trail. Casper, our education barn owl lays eggs.

Summer 2005, volume 8.02, Annual Report Issue
A review of 2004 shows an increase in education programs of 31%, while care and other efforts increased moderately. Plans for 2005include the completion of the nature trail, repair of barn lights, and replacing of food storage shed. Our primary education focus is"The Importance of One."

Autumn '05, Issue 8.03
The joys and problems of releasing animals and a bobcat kitten are the features this month. Special thanks to Gary Hewitt and AARP's Community Service Employment for all their help sprucing up our nature trail.

Winter '05, Issue 8.04
Disease transmission from wild animals, particularly birds, is discussed. Animals struggle during winter months. Special holiday thanks to our supporters.

Spring '06 , Issue 9.01
Feature stories are primarily about animal husbandry this issue: Family bonds and established territories are critical when raising and rehabilitating wildlife. Treatment is sometimes the easy part--surviving captivity long enough to be released can be a challenge. Who are our non-natives and why are they regulated by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Summer ’06, Issue 9.02, Annual Report Issue
A summary of 2006 activities and financials, as well as a look towards 2007.

Autumn ’06, Issue 9.03
What makes wildlife pests? Considering wildlife when making lifestyle decisions. A new soft-release site for baby deer.

Winter ’06, Issue 9.04
Attracting and protecting birds through the winter is the main feature, including the special needs of waterfowl.

Spring ’07, Issue 10.01
Teaching wildlife to hunt in a captive setting. Ways individuals can make a difference. Zorro finds a flock.

Spring ’07, Issue 10.01
Teaching wildlife to hunt in a captive setting. Ways individuals can make a difference. Zorro finds a flock.

Summer ’07, Issue 10.02, Annual Report Issue,
Through our community outreach and public awareness programs, AWF is seeking to expand capacity and enhance program services. AWF stretches every dollar spent by matching them whenever possible with in-kind donations, additional funds, and volunteer hours. Find out how you can help.

Autumn '07, Vol. 10.03
Animal indicators are one of the best ways to evaluate the overall health of our environment, using animals at aWF as examples. Showing the difference between animals of the same genus, but different species.

Winter '07, Vol. 10.04
Specialty rehabilitation is addressed in our winter issue. Work begins on our first fund raising event, a Jazz/blues fest, scheduled for this summer. AWF loses the president of our board. Merlin, the Barred Owl, joins our team of animal ambassadors.

Spring '08, Vol. 11.01
This season we released two bobcats, a female we raised from a kitten, and a male that was confiscated by authorities from someone without a license. Jerome, a neutered and de-scented skunk joins our animal ambassadors, What to do when you find a baby animal. And, our Blues of a Feather Committee members.

Summer/Annual Report '08, Vol. 11.02
A review of 2007 marked the beginning term of a new member of the board during our 10th year of operation. Efforts in 2007 and 2008 included increasing tours and education programs through the creation and dissemination of new brochures. Country BBQ and Ride for the Raptors hope to recreate the success of Blues of a Feather. And, finally, What's Best for Babies.

Autumn '08, Vol. 11.03
Sibling rivalry in the wild is demonstrated by injured Osprey at the wildlife care center. AWF's first music event was a great success. Look for it again in 2009. Our Great Gray Owl is introduced.

Winter '08, Vol. 11.04
Surviving the season, ending in a request to remember our wild neighbors during hard times. AWF's new work study program coordinated with local area high schools.

Spring-Summer '09, Annual Report, Vol. 12.01
This first combined issue features our annual report and events scheduled for 2009, including Big Elk Bands and BBQ and Blues of a Feather. Our Great Gray Owl was released, and the summer tours began.

Autumn-Winter '09, Vol. 12.02
Babies raised in the summer are released in the autumn and are on their own for the first time.

Spring-Summer '10, Annual Report, Vol. 13.01
AWF slows down in response to the struggling economy. Babies still find their way to the animal care center. Rose City HOG hold their event to benefit AWF.

Autumn-Winter '10, Vol. 13.02
AWF works with the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife to find the right homes for some of our more difficult to place animals, like a beaver.

Spring-Summer '11, Vol. 14.01
Our Annual Report issue, summarizing our efforts in 2010 and plans for the new year, as well as fostering waterfowl and a Doggie CPR class held at AWF to help raise funds.

Autumn-Winter '11, Vol. 14.02
Check us out on facebook. Remember the animals at this time of year. Sharp-shinned Hawk recovers from breaking a wing hitting a window.

Spring-Summer '12, Vol. 15.01
Our Annual Report issue, summarizing our efforts in 2012 and plans for the new year, as well as Black- legged Kittiwake blown inland,number of ducklings brought to AWF takes a jump, and raising a baby Great Horned Owl.

Autumn-Winter '12, Vol. 15.02
AWF is taking steps to modernize and conserve with electronic media. Story about moving wildlife, featuring the relocation of a barn owl. Season's Greetings.

Spring-Summer '13, Vol. 16.01
A summary of efforts in 2012, plus plans for 2013. A bald eagle featured in the newspaper and on YouTube. An out-competed red-tailed hawk needs help. Check out our book, Whispers from the Wild.

Autumn-Winter '13, Vol. 16.02
This issue features animals posted on AWF's FaceBook page, including: Orphaned Acorn Woodpeckers are brought to AWF to raise. A red-tail hawk suffers from a swollen elbow. A great-horned owl has a detached retina. A fawn is attacked by a dog.

Spring-Summer '14, Vol. 17.01
A summary of efforts in 2013, plus for the new year, Wildlife Watcher goes digital - checkout our Facebook page

Spring-Summer '15, Vol. 18.01
Our 2014 Annual Report. Follow AWF on Facbook.


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