Correspondence discussing the removal of Grover N. Jameson as Deputy Game Warden for Oregon and vacant wardenships for the Cold Springs and Malheur Lake Reservations in Oregon and Clear Lake Reservation in California.
Correspondence discussing lecture plans and the inclusion of William Finley’s articles in Technical World Magazine and Everybody’s Magazine. Additional topics include the possible replacement of Claude Hibbard as Game Warden for the Malheur Lake Reservation and notes from Hibbard on the increase of wading bird populations at the Malheur Reserve.
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s lectures for farmers' institutes in California, promoting the agricultural value of birds. Additional topics include a proposal for the federal protection of migratory birds and efforts to remove protection for meadowlarks in California.
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s lectures for farmers' institutes in California and the creation of a demonstration train exhibit. Correspondence also focuses on the illegal sale of bird plumes for hair decorations and an effort to gather support for L. Alva Lewis as the next Oregon State Game Warden. Additional topics include the increase of grebe nesting and game birds on the Lower Klamath Lake, a proposal to create bird reserves from lands owned by the University of California, and concerns about farmers’ complaints regarding the effects of birds on crops.
Correspondence discussing the inclusion of William Finley’s article in Technical World Magazine and requests from Theodore S. Palmer, Bureau of Biological Survey, for Finley to visit and write a report on the conditions of bird reservations in Arizona and New Mexico, including the Salt River, Rio Grande, and Carlsbad Reservations. Additional topics include a request for a lecture for the Albany Chantauqua Association and the establishment of the Mary Dutcher Memorial fund to support the work of William Dutcher, President of the National Association of Audubon Societies.
Letter from Henry H. Kimball, Secretary for the Massachusetts Fish and Game Protective Association, requesting a copy of William Finley’s lecture presented for the National Conservation Congress in Seattle, Washington, August 26-28, 1909.
Correspondence discussing concerns regarding Assembly Bill No. 191, which would remove federal protection for meadowlarks. Correspondence also focuses on Oregon legislation, supported by Governor Oswald West, which would replace the position of State Game Warden with a Fish and Game Commission and permit the establishment of game reserves on private property.
Correspondence discussing Oregon and Washington legislation regarding the creation of an Oregon State Fish and Game Commission and Washington State Game Warden position. A second focus is the introduction of Senate Bill No. 701, adding a number of bird species to the list of injurious species of California, including grebes, pelicans, and cormorants.
Correspondence discussing William Finley's plans to create a demonstration train exhibit and lecture to farmers' institutes in California regarding the economic value of birds. Additional topics include Finley’s plans to publish a book about condors, the inclusion of a biographical sketch of Finley in Bird Lore, and possible appointment of Grover N. Jameson as the new Game Warden of the Malheur Lake Reservation.
Correspondence, reports, and articles discussing the impact of agriculture and reclamation projects on the Lower Klamath, Tule Lake, and Clear Lake Refuges. Topics of focus include the impacts of grazing on bird refuges, construction of dikes and dams on the Klamath and Link Rivers, and possible reflooding of portions of the Lower Klamath Lake.
Correspondence discussing concerns regarding trappers disturbing nesting sites on the Malheur Lake Reservation. Additional topics include the purchase of William Finley’s photographs for the Baldwin Sheep and Land Co. catalogue and inclusion of Finley’s article, “The Cruise of Two Camera Hunters” in the June volume of The Pacific Monthly.
Letter from J. H. Hüsers to William Finley, requesting a permit to trap on the Malheur Lake Reservation as well as photographs of swan and geese. Hüsers discusses concern about the prevalence of trappers possibly disturbing nesting sites.
Correspondence discussing the demonstration train exhibit in California and position of Oregon State Game Warden. Additional topics include William Finley’s efforts to secure funding for the National Association of Audubon Societies and inclusion of Finley’s photographs in William Leon Dawson’s book, Birds of California.
Correspondence discussing the vacant positions of Deputy Game Warden and game wardens for the Malheur Lake Reservation and territory around Burns, Oregon. Additional topics include William Finley’s work as part of the State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners, and the inclusion of bird study in Oregon school curriculum.
Correspondence discussing possible lectures in the eastern United States, inclusion of William Finley’s article, “The Intelligence of Birds”, in Everybody’s Magazine, and a report created by Finley on the conditions of bird reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Correspondence also discusses charges brought against Claude Hibbard, Game Warden of the Malheur Lake Reservation.
Arthur Pack's field notes from an expedition with William Finley in Arizona and New Mexico, April 6-May 15, 1929. Activities described include documenting mountain lion hunting as well as a trip into the Grand Canyon.
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s efforts to gather support as a candidate for the position of Oregon State Game Warden. Additional topics include concerns about California legislation regarding the protection of birds, and Finley’s interest in an Oregon law permitting the establishment of game reserves on private property.