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Restoration Update Fall 2021

Published September 9th, 2021

PROTECTING HOMES AND NATIVE FORESTS FROM WILDFIRE:

Challenges and Opportunities

 

Since the early 2000s, wildfires have been getting larger, faster moving, and more destructive to homes, infrastructure, and forestlands. This is partly due to climate change and partly due to the legacy of the wholesale conversion of native forests to highly flammable tree [...]

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Conservation Committee Update Fall 2021

Published September 9th, 2021

Public Trust and Oregon’s Private Forests, Part 1… Angela Jensen

Environmental groups, like-minded individuals, and families in rural Oregon have long been concerned about industrial logging practices on private lands. With the unrestricted leveling of forest habitat and ecosystems, the ubiquitous use of pesticides, and the disregard for neighboring citizens sharing water and atmosphere, [...]

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Remembering Joseph Gult

Published September 9th, 2021

Joseph “Josef” Donald Gult Jr., 72, a resident of a Forest Grove Memory Community, died Wednesday morning, April 21, 2021, at the Hillsboro Medical Center in Hillsboro from leukemia. Josef and his wife violinist Kim Angeles both love nature and the Natural World. Josef played beautiful guitar and had a wonderful smile to go [...]

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Update from the Education Committee

Published September 9th, 2021

Wrapping Up & Continuing On…..

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind as I completed my AmeriCorps term of service and stepped into my new role as the Director of Education and Outreach! I have enjoyed being a part of Umpqua Watersheds for the past year and am so grateful to be able [...]

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REMEMBERING JOHN STELZER

Published September 9th, 2021

Mathematician, Philosopher, Professor, and Friend of UW

I would like to share a few memories of my friend and fellow Umpqua Community College (UCC) professor, John Stelzer, who died of natural causes several months ago. I would also like to thank his wife, Renie McRae, for a generous donation in his memory to UW’s [...]

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Published September 9th, 2021

Kasey’s Korner…..Kasey Hovik

 

We live in strange and challenging times. We continue to struggle through the worst pandemic in 100 years while forest fires, floods, devastating storms destroy property, and lives are lost. The ugly divisiveness that is a part of local and national politics wears us down. Our natural world and wildlife face [...]

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Archie Creek Fire Recovery Project position opening

Published September 9th, 2021

Archie Creek Post-Fire Recovery Project

Umpqua Watersheds is a lead partner in a collaborative project with Phoenix Charter School and Umpqua Community College to promote shared stewardship of public lands impacted by the Archie Creek Fire, providing service-learning opportunities for local students and community volunteers by increasing outreach, education, and engagement related to riparian habitat [...]

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President’s Update Fall 2021

Published September 9th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

 

Greetings! I have taken the baton from Ken Carloni to be president of Umpqua Watersheds.  His dedication to the organization is inspiring. He is a founding member and has been involved in the organization ever since. Other than being class president in second grade, the only other time I have [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update

Published September 9th, 2021

Wilderness Committee Update… Robbin Schindele

I hope you all have had a great summer and have remained safe from the fires and from Covid,  as well as been able to spend time in the mountains, unto the lakes, or travel the coast. For the members of the wilderness committee, the summer began with [...]

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Part time Internship Recruitment

Published August 13th, 2021

Post-Fire Recovery Leader

 

Organizational Mission:

Umpqua Watersheds is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the ecosystems of the Umpqua watershed and beyond through education, training, advocacy, and ecologically sound stewardship. Umpqua Watersheds was first formed in 1986 as a volunteer organization for citizens to help monitor public forest and watershed [...]

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