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  1. Dogs For Better Lives

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    Award-winning Dogs for Better Lives is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Central Point, Oregon. Formerly known as Dogs for the Deaf, we have been providing Assistance Dogs to people across the United States since 1977. Dogs for Better Lives’ mission is to professionally train...

  2. Hope Equestrian Center

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    HOPE Equestrian Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. HOPE began in the Rogue Valley in 1988 and has been in operation since 1994. Each year HOPE provides services to individuals...

  3. Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center

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  4. Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Crossing Bridges is a therapeutic riding center serving students ages 3+ in the Rogue Valley. We serve special needs students as well as able-bodied individuals. Approximately 90 students come to Crossing Bridges each week for lessons. Our goal is to encourage positive behaviors and...

  5. Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center exists to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals and their families through therapeutic equestrian activities built on professionalism and trust with a focus on community education, communication and teamwork.  Founded in...

  6. Bradley's Equine Assisted Therapeutic Riding Center (B.E.A.T. Riding Center)

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    B.E.A.T. Riding Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to provide physically, mentally and emotionally challenged individuals an opportunity for emotional and physical growth through horsemanship. BEAT’s home is at Horsin-A-Round Stables 20 miles west of Portland...

  7. Blue Mountain Therapeutic Riding

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    Blue Mountain Therapeutic Riding is a non profit corporation that is serving the the Walla Walla, WA and Milton Freewater, OR and surrounding areas. We use equine-assisted activities and therapies to make a difference for people in the community with disabilities. Equine...

  8. Zooarchaeology of the Native American Sturgeon Fishery in Coastal Oregon, 350 BC to AD 1150

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    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Dalyn Grindle

    Sturgeons are not found often in the archaeological record due to their largely cartilaginous skeleton. What remains are the scutes, bony scale-like plates found on the outside of the body, and some diagnostic cranial features. Perhaps due to this, little is known about sturgeon or their...

  9. The Altruism-Empathy-Perspective Connection: A Case Study of Human-Wildlife Interactions at Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Corvallis, Oregon

    | Contributor(s):: Kirsten S. Freed

    In the realms of psychology and sociology two new theoretical models have arisen to describe the forces influencing altruistic human behavior. The first is the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis (EAH), by C.D. Batson. The second is the Conceptual Continuum of Altruism (CCA), by K.R. Monroe. Both models...

  10. Understanding Visitor Motivations for Attending Fee-based Animal Encounter Programs

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Huynh

    Education programs at zoos and aquariums provide opportunities for visitors to learn and garner information on animal natural history and, hopefully, conservation messaging. Fee-based programs (programs with an additional fee on top of admission prices), which are commonly employed by zoos and...

  11. Effects of the white man's settlement on wild animals in the Mary's River Valley

    | Contributor(s):: Robert M. Storm

    A large per cent of the recent publications in natural history and related subjects give evidence of a great depletion in our supply o native wild animals, due mainly to encroachments on territory and depredations on number by the white man. This fact is quite obvious to anyone who will turn for...

  12. Conservation education in free-choice learning environments: the effects of animals and interpretation

    | Contributor(s):: Eleanor Hodak

    With 150 million people visiting accredited zoos and aquariums annually, these institutions have the unique opportunity to present conservation-oriented messages to a large and receptive audience. The purpose of this study was to explore the role of interpretation and/or the viewing of live...

  13. Oregon Grey Wolf Reintroduction, Conservation and Management Evaluation

    | Contributor(s):: Karin Traweek

    Canis lupus, the grey wolf, is the largest member of the Canidae family. Wolves are opportunistic, carnivorous, keystone predators that significantly impact the functioning of their surrounding ecosystem. They are successful habitat generalists that can survive in forested and open...

  14. Characterizing environmental factors influencing zoonotic disease reservoirs using meta-parasite prevalence

    | Contributor(s):: Cynthia L. Mills

    In five parks around Portland, Oregon, where there is a dense human population, investigators have found a 5.3% prevalence of the host of the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Sin Nombre Virus in deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus. Previous studies show the prevalence of SNV varies inversely with the...

  15. Healthcare provider perception and knowledge of equine-assisted psychotherapy : a survey of providers in Oregon

    | Contributor(s):: Kirstyn Everson

    A study was conducted to evaluate healthcare providers’ knowledge and perception of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP). The knowledge transfer model was utilized to develop the project and to identify areas for future inquiry. For the study, a literature review was conducted and mental...

  16. Arthur E. Harder On Pioneer Persistence

    | Contributor(s):: Harder, Arthur E.

  17. Pioneers With Wagging Tails: Dogs On The Trail To Oregon

    | Contributor(s):: Spence, Clark C.

  18. Work Horses In Oregon

    | Contributor(s):: Judson, Lewis E.

  19. Evaluation of an experimental program designed to have a positive effect on adjudicated, violent, incarcerated male juveniles age 12--25 in the state of Oregon

    | Contributor(s):: Arduini, Sandra Merriam

  20. Forward Stride

    A PATH International Premier Accredited Therapeutic Equestrian CenterForward Stride is dedicated to improving lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Founded in 2003, Forward Stride is the largest therapeutic center of its kind in Oregon.