A handwritten manuscript from Stanley Jewett to William L. Finley. Jewett writes about a remarkable natural history museum on the Oregon coast. The author raves about the quality of the collection, spending most of the letter praising the preservation of rare species in form of adult specimens and eggs. Jewett ends the letter with advocating a move of the museum to Portland in order for nature teachers to be able to use it as a resource in education.
Correspondence, articles drafts, and notes discussing the Malheur Lake and Lower Klamath Lake Refuges with a focus on the impact of agricultural projects on the reservations, including water shortages and pollution. Additional topics include concerns about an antelope population limit at the Hart Mountain Game Refuge and the introduction of non-native species to replace dwindling native bird and fish populations.
1. Address given by W. C. Henderson, Associate Chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey, regarding the condition of waterfowl populations; 2. Directory listing individuals and groups responsible for wildlife conservation; 3. Correspondence discussing length of bird hunting seasons in Alaska and Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Documents focusing on Lower Klamath Lake, including drainage and proposed reflooding. Other topics include homesteading on Steens Mountain and effects of agriculture on the Clear and Tule Lake Refuges.
Documents focus primarily on the destruction of bird nesting sites through the careless practices of the Reclamation Service, including prescribed burning and leasing of land for grazing. Other topics include cooperation between the Reclamation Service and Biological Survey, duck hunting, and recommendations for restoring refuges to ideal nesting conditions. A map of the Klamath Irrigation Project is included.