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River Appreciation Day change in Venue

Published July 11th, 2021
Because of the Jack Fire burning near the North Umpqua River, our original site for River Appreciation Day 2021, Steamboat Ball Field, has been set up as a fire camp and will not be available.  Therefore, we will gather instead at 1:00pm Saturday July 17 at Whistler’s Bend Park Day Use Area near the river [...]

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National Geographic highlights latest Spotted Owl Research

Published June 25th, 2021
Article recopied from National Geographic Despite massive effort, spotted owl populations at an all-time low

A threatened owl could disappear from much of its range unless old-growth forests are protected and invasive barred owls are controlled.

BYKYLA MANDEL PUBLISHED JUNE 24, 2021 • 9 MIN READ

The northern spotted owl has long been [...]

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North Umpqua Trail Jessie Wright section hike

Published June 21st, 2021

June 19, 2021

Five folks enjoyed the Jessie Wright section of the NUT hiking below the volcanic remnants of Old Man Rock and Eagle Rock while watching the kayakers on the river. At a creek crossing we came upon a perfect place for a dunk to cool off.  We came out at Soda Springs along [...]

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Outreach Update Summer 2021

Published June 19th, 2021

Kasey Hovik

 

Over the last 14 months, Umpqua Watersheds has shown remarkable resiliency in the face of the pandemic and the restriction on gatherings for events. Our first major virtual event last year was the 2020 Virtual Membership Banquet, and Spring/Summer Fundraising Campaign. It was a big success as we were able to [...]

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From the Conservation/ Legal Director Summer 2021

Published June 19th, 2021

Angela Jensen

Conservation is a broad topic. Yet I often find that I center my newsletter articles on topics related to forestry and climate change. So, for this newsletter I am going to address a different issue entirely- the ubiquitous use of herbicides. More specifically, I want to reach out to our readers with something [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update Summer 2021

Published June 19th, 2021

Robbin Schindele

In late May Wilderness Committee members presented an overview of the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal (CLWP) to an enthusiastic group from the Many Rivers Chapter of the Oregon Sierra Club and Oregon state officials. The event was recorded and sent out to their membership to determine if the Sierra Club Oregon is [...]

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SPOTLIGHT ON OUR DONORS

Published June 19th, 2021


Alysia Gaye’s love of nature started early in life. In the early nineties, she made a trip to the Northwest to check out the forest, waterfalls, wild places, and rivers. Captivated by the beauty of nature, she moved to Oregon in 1994. Upon arriving, she stopped at the North Umpqua River, [...]

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Published June 19th, 2021

Ken Carloni

Greetings once again, fellow conservationists! As I noted in our Virtual Banquet, this is the last newsletter in which I will be greeting you as president. New officers will be elected at our June board meeting, and we will announce new officers shortly thereafter.
We have been very active in the last [...]

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Summer 2021 RESTORATION REPORT

Published June 19th, 2021

Ken Carloni, Restoration Chair

In my Restoration Report in our Virtual Banquet video, I outlined a number of ongoing restoration projects Umpqua Watersheds is working on with coalitions of like-minded organizations. Here, I’d like to fill in some of the details on two important initiatives involving salmon and steelhead runs on the North Umpqua River:

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The Summer Newsletter is available online!

Published June 11th, 2021

Summer Newsletter 2021

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