One of the victims of the recent armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is the nearby Malheur Field Station. MFS is run by a non-profit organization and provides a large facility in the high desert for individuals and groups to stay while studying or photographing the wildlife at the refuge or simply while enjoying the desert solitude.
The field station has suffered from the occupation in two ways. First, the extremists broke into one of the station’s houses and into its large dining hall, inflicting damage that has to be repaired. More important, though, is the loss of revenue, as the station has been closed to the public since before New Year’s Day on account of the criminal activity of the extremists. It is still (as of Feb. 18) unclear when the refuge and the field station will be able to re-open.
I’m a long-time fan of MFS and would like to help out. So I’ve decided to offer a series of hand-colored photos taken at or near Malheur Refuge and donate 25 percent of all proceeds to the Malheur Field Station. Shipping is free on all items to the US lower 48 states; inquire for other locations.