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Hikes in the Archie Creek Fire area of the North Umpqua River

Published September 19th, 2022

With the trails reopening Diana and Connie went on post fire hike to Fall Creek Falls and Susan Creek Falls. Fall Creek Trail bridge is replaced. The view is of [...]

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CONSERVATION ON A SMALLER SCALE

Published September 10th, 2022

By Angela Jenson

I often write about what our Conservation Committee is doing, the challenges we face in our efforts, and inevitably, the ongoing uphill battle of climate change [...]

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Big Tom Right-of-Way Update

Published June 13th, 2022

By Janice Reid

I spent 33 years studying the federally listed northern spotted owl (NSO) for the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in the Roseburg Bureau of Land [...]

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New Climate Change Page

Published March 9th, 2022

UW IS PROUD TO PRESENT TWO AWESOME NEW FEATURES!

Check out the new Climate Change page on the UW website…

It contains lots of great information about the ins and [...]

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CONSERVATION COMMITTEE UPDATE

Published March 8th, 2022

Our Conservation Committee has a great deal to report since our last newsletter, but I want to first share some personal news.

July to December of last year was [...]

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Tell President Biden – U.S. Climate Strategy Must Protect Forests

Published February 15th, 2022

 

Our mature and old-growth are some of our most powerful climate solutions. But these forests are still being logged when they should be set aside for carbon storage, [...]

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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 In 2019, Oregon conservation groups filed ballot initiatives to reform Oregon’s outdated Forest [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds Executive Director talks about the Forest Accord

Published November 26th, 2021
‘A new vision for forestry’ created through compromise between timber industry, environmentalists 1 of 2

Lone Rock land management crew [...]

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UW joins with other Conservation Groups to question Danger Tree removal on the Umpqua National Forest

Published November 22nd, 2021

Last month Umpqua Watersheds filed a complaint against the US Forest Service challenging their decision to indiscriminately remove trees along 65 miles of public roads comprising nearly 2600 acres of [...]

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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 [...]

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