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Wasson and Franklin Creeks Comprehensive River Management Plan

Published March 25th, 2021

The Siuslaw National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coos Bay District invite you to provide input as we begin the planning process for the Wasson and Franklin Creeks Comprehensive River Management Plan. Segments of Wasson Creek and Franklin Creek were designated as additions to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System in [...]

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Conservation and Restoration Update

Published March 7th, 2021

UNLSH is off and running … Janice Reid & Cindy Haws

Umpqua Natural Leadership Science Hub (UNLSH) is a non-profit organization started by former UW Executive Director, Cindy Haws. UNLSH’s mission is to provide hands-on science learning and leadership opportunities to students and communities in Douglas County, Oregon.

Due to data gaps in life [...]

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Timber Tax Testimony requested

Published February 23rd, 2021

Dear Douglas County Water and Forest Advocates:

It is time to testify and lobby for improved timber tax fairness.  SIGN UP TODAY (LINKS BELOW)

We are calling on you to participate in a public hearing (or written testimony) on the Severance Timber tax bills on Thursday, Feb 25th and [...]

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Wyden’s Bill Comes to Life!

Published February 13th, 2021
After over 2 years of research, many town halls and public meetings, and 15,000 nominations from Oregonians across the state, Senator Ron Wyden’s River Democracy Act of 2021 has come to life. Senator Wyden put out the call for Oregonians to nominate their favorite rivers and streams for consideration in a new river protection bill. [...]

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From the Conservation/ Legal Director ….Angela Jensen

Published December 2nd, 2020

In our last newsletter, I ended my article by asking readers to vote as if the climate of our children and grandchildren depended on it. And you did. In fact, the nation did. In excess of 6 million votes, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have become the nation’s choice to succeed President Trump. While every [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update Winter 2020

Published December 2nd, 2020

By Bob Hoehne

Our hearts and prayers are with our many friends and neighbors who lost their homes in the recent fires. Some were UW members, and on the Wilderness Committee, care and support for them need to be ongoing.
The committee has been working steadily on the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal. Susan Applegate [...]

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Forest Management and Wildfire: Myth Meets Reality

Published December 2nd, 2020

Here we go again…

The fire lines weren’t even completed around the Archie Creek fire, and we still couldn’t see our neighbors’ houses through the smoke when the drumbeat of disinformation began to roll from the timber industry PR presses. Their message? The Labor Day fires caused unprecedented damage because of poorly managed federal forests. [...]

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Take Action by Nov 29 Elliott State Forest

Published November 17th, 2020

Coast Range Watch

Have a say about how your local forests are preserved.

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Biden team climate plan

Published November 17th, 2020
Biden-linked team rolls out climate plan Jean Chemnick, E&E News reporterPublished: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Climate 21 Project gathered 150 high-level experts to offer the incoming Biden administration a policy plan for a whole-government approach to climate change. Biden for President/Flickr

A who’s who of Obama administration alumni, climate experts and [...]

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Bird occurrence and wildfire disturbance

Published November 17th, 2020
New paper Patterns of bird species occurrence in relation to anthropogenic and wildfire disturbance: Management implications

 

 

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