This year we will be hosting our auction virtually! The auction event will include a silent auction (open during all of RAFWE!) and a live auction (during the event). Money raised from the auction helps fund RAFWE, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Association outreach and networking activities, and student scholarships. See the below pictures from a service event that we held earlier this year as an informal networking activity with undergraduate students in Fisheries and Wildlife that was partly funded by RAFWE 2019!

Click HERE for the Silent Auction! 

 Bidding will open on Thursday with the start of RAFWE and will close on the on Friday one-half-hour before the end of the event (5:30 PM).
Due to the current global circumstances (COVID-19) we will work with you to deliver your items in an appropriate manner. Payment will be collected upon delivery. Checks or cash are the preferred payment options. Checks must be made out to: "Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Association, Oregon State University" (unfortunately, no acronyms are allowed). 


Please click on the below menu items to see just what our silent auction includes:

Burgers, Bowling, and Bourgeois Bag O'Food
This great basket will help you weather out any quarantine with all kinds of non-perishable food items! Basket Includes:

$10 giftcard to Bo & Vine Burger Bar
6 Free Games at Highland Bowl
Trader Joe's Refrigerant Bag with the following food items: 1 lb bag of rigatoni imported Italian pasta, organic Vodka sauce, restaurant style white corn tortilla chips, chunky salsa, caramel and cheddar popcorn mix, speculoos cookie butter, fig and olive crisps, Thai style red curry sauce, coconut crispy rolls wafer cookies, organic chickpea and red lentil risoni, miso instant ramen soup, just a handful of olives (imported from Spain), organic “Better than Bouillon” seasoned vegetable base, Everything But the Bagel sesame seasoning blend, and ground nutmeg

*does not include cat

Cups, Bowls, and Things
What a good lookin shirt! Basket includes:

$20 Interzone Giftcard
2x 2 Towns Ciderhouse "silly pint" cups, stickers, coozie, and key chain
5 Free games 
FWGSA t-shirt (any color or size - you decide!)

A Night On the Town (Corvallis Style)
You'll sure be stylin' in that hat! Basket includes:

$25 Gift Certificate to Fireworks Restaurant
2 Towns Ciderhouse bag, 2x "silly pint" cups, and hat
5 Free games at Highland Bowl

A Night On the Town (Wow, Look at that GIFTCARD!)
That'll be one good dinner! Basket includes:

$50 Giftcard to McMenamin's
4 Free Games at Highland Bowl

A Night on the Town (Bowl, Block's, Pints)
Drink then bowl? Or bowl then drink? Hmmm... And I wonder about dinner! Basket includes:

$30 Giftcard to Block 15
2x FWGSA pint glasses
5 Free games at Highland Bowl

With Quarantine, Books and Coffee Have Never Looked SOOO Good!!
Would you look at that iris! (Iris tenax for those of you crazy latin names fanatics) Basket includes:

Ever Blooming, The Art of Bonnie Hall (book)
$20 Interzone Giftcard
FWGSA Travel mug
$15 Book Bin Giftcard

Caffeinated 'Quarium Day
So you can look as awake as that otter!

2 Tickets to the Oregon Coast Aquarium
1 Bag Allan Bros coffee
2 FWGSA Travel mugs

Breakfast Brunch Basket
The text says it all in this one! Basket includes (you guessed it!):

1 Medium Benny's Donuts T-shirt
2x $19.99 Giftcards for Benny's Donuts (each good for 1 dozen donuts)
1 Bag Allan Bros Coffee
1 FWGSA ceramic Mug

Monochrome Monopoly!
*Cat not included... He's just guarding your wicked cool book and picture. Basket includes:

Ansel Adams 400 Photographs Coffee Table Book
J.W. Schillinger Limited Edition Hawk Print

*Guard kitty and his chair not included

Ricky's in the City Buyin' Prunes!
Can you buy prunes in the city? Basket includes:

Ricky in the City: Where the Wildlife Live (written by Judith Li: retired FW professor)
Vintage Oregon Prunes Sign (matted and ready for framing)

Click below to preview our live auction items!

Johnny Armstrong Original Cougar Print
4 Spirits Distillery Tour
1/2 Day Fishing Trip with the Heppell's
Fly Fishing Beginner's Bonanza!
Muffin of the Month!

FWGSA would like to thank the following businesses and individuals (in no particular order) for donating to the 2020 Auction:

If you have the means, click on the links to see how you can support local business during these tough times


The 2019 Auction helped support the 2019 RAFWE Symposium and events throughout the year such as our volunteer event with undergraduates with the McKenzie River Land Trust.

Click here to read more about our volunteer day!
Thanks to the 2019 RAFWE Fundraiser, we were able to supply transportation and snacks for this event that helped connect undergraduate and graduate students in the Department. Donations collected at this years auction will help support future RAFWE conferences and future outreach events like our mulch spreading day!



On Saturday February 22, 2020 a handful of graduate students in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and around a dozen undergraduate students drove to Eugene to help the McKenzie River Land Trust spread mulch around small trees and shrubs in their Green Island property riparian restoration project. We started with several FULL mulch piles nearly as tall as our volunteers.



We used blue buckets like those above to mulch hundreds of small seedlings for the McKenzie River Land Trust


By the time we finished mulching, that pile in the first image was reduced to a smudge of mulch (indicated by red arrow) on the bare ground!