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Umpqua Valley Audubon seeks AmeriCorps applicants

Published January 4th, 2022

Do you want to spend your days “connecting people with nature to inspire protection of our natural world” while serving as our Outreach Coordinator with Umpqua Valley Audubon Society (UVAS) in Roseburg, Oregon? UVAS is expanding our conservation outreach and education programs using local and migratory bird species as a focus. You will [...]

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Discovery of process to create clean hydrogen

Published December 23rd, 2021

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3 Ways 2021 can be called a win for energy policy

Published December 23rd, 2021

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South Eastern Washington Native Palouse Prairie transfers to Public Ownership

Published December 23rd, 2021

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FERC Cracks Down on Pipelines

Published December 17th, 2021

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BIOCHAR COMES TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD! 

Published December 8th, 2021

Ken Carloni


We had just completed a 12-acre biochar project at the Yew Creek Land Alliance property west of Riddle in the fall of 2020 when a young journalist from the Capital Press (Oregon’s newspaper for farmers, loggers and ranchers) came to visit to report on our work. Maggie Craig had heard [...]

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Education Update Dec 2021

Published December 8th, 2021

Lots of Learning in 2021

Director of Education & Outreach ~ Ryan Kincaid


2021 saw lots of change and growth in terms of Umpqua Watersheds’ educational programs! With COVID still going strong, we created new opportunities for youths and adults to learn about local environmental issues. Here are a few highlights from the [...]

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KQUA Update Dec 2021

Published December 8th, 2021

KQUA update…Patrick Schneider

It’s been a productive year for 99.7 KQUA. We have launched new programs, expanded our playlist, and have been working to improve our signal strength.

In the last year, 99.7 KQUA launched three new radio programs. President of Umpqua Watersheds, Janice Reid launched a music program called Earth in Tune [...]

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly….

Published December 8th, 2021

Conservation Committee Update:

Janice Reid & Angela Jensen

Let’s start with a few “good” news items. In 2019, Oregon conservation groups filed ballot initiatives to reform Oregon’s outdated Forest Practices Act (Act). Concerned with the lack of environmental and habitat protection afforded by the Act, conservation groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with [...]

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Introducing our NEW Environmental Education and Outreach Leader!

Published December 8th, 2021

Hello, Umpqua Watersheds community! My name is Viviana Young and I am the new Environmental Education and Outreach Leader for Umpqua Watersheds via the United Communities AmeriCorps program. So far I have gotten to know several colleagues, all of whom have been wonderful, helpful, and welcoming. I will soon be running the “Living Downstream” podcast [...]

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