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Boulder Creek Wilderness-Pine Bench Hike 5-1-24

Published May 3rd, 2024

Six of us brave souls hiked three+ miles uphill into the Pine Bench area of the Boulder Creek Wilderness.   Great weather!  The big challenge [...]

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Earth Day Oregon 2024

Published March 29th, 2024

Umpqua Watersheds and Earth Day Oregon 2024 are partnering with local businesses to promote and celebrate the Earth while supporting local businesses that recognize the vital importance of our natural [...]

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AmeriCorps Update

Published March 12th, 2024

by Julie Lowe


Winter seems to have passed us by in the blink of an eye, which marks the arrival of spring, my favorite season, just around the [...]

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President’s Corner

Published March 12th, 2024

By Janice Reid

There are nearly 1000 non-profits or charitable organizations in Douglas County, Oregon. Umpqua Watersheds is the only non-profit in the county that has fought to preserve older forests. [...]

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Conservation Update

Published March 12th, 2024

Lethal Barred Owl Removal…by Janice Reid


There are several opinions on the proposal by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to lethally remove barred owls within the range of [...]

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Education Update

Published March 12th, 2024

by Cindy Haws

Winter and Wetlands: Who Would Think They Go Together? Oh yeah, chest waders and chilly water….AND The BEAVER

This quarter, education activities have trained students, educators, and [...]

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Outreach Update

Published March 12th, 2024

Outreach Update…by Kasey Hovik

Lots is going on with Umpqua Watersheds’ Outreach Programs. In January, we started our monthly “Watershed Wednesdays,” held on the last Wednesday of each month in [...]

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Restoration Update

Published March 12th, 2024



In late December, I wrote a guest column below for the Roseburg News-Review (see below) in response to the ever-increasing drumbeat [...]

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Wilderness Update Spring 2024

Published March 12th, 2024

by Diana Pace

Greetings as we prepare for the long-awaited spring. Bob Hoehne prepared the Four Ladies in Tennis Shoes history display and Rick Kreofsky got it beautifully framed. The [...]

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Four Ladies in Tennis Shoes Display at Roseburg Library

Published January 30th, 2024

Press Release from Umpqua Watersheds

Four Ladies in Tennis Shoes

A Display at the Roseburg Public Library

1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg

Feb. 1-Feb. 28

Visit the “Four Ladies [...]

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