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Crater Lake Wilderness aims to keep 500,000 acres wild

Published November 3rd, 2019

Crater Lake Wilderness article in the news!


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Published September 24th, 2019

Conservation… J.Patrick Quinn

The Conservation Column in the June, 2018 edition of this newsletter, contained the following: “Thus, when we became aware of what seemed to us to be [...]

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DCPARC September 2019

Published September 4th, 2019

DCPARC recently met with fellow activists in Columbia County, Oregon concerning logging at Camp Wilkerson County Park and purposed “Hazard” tree logging at Ora Bolmeier City Park in Vernona. We [...]

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Conservation Update

Published June 18th, 2019

Conservation Committee…Patrick Quinn

Recently, the well-known non-profit journal, The Guardian, gave its staff revised instructions concerning how they should report about climate and how it is changing and impacting our [...]

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Monitoring the county park activities

Published March 2nd, 2019

DCPARC Update….John Hunter

We continue to monitor the situation at Whistlers Bend Park where more than 100 trees in the campground were cut. Far more than 11 reported by the [...]

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Winter 2018

Published December 4th, 2018

J. Patrick Quinn

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As [...]

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Published December 3rd, 2018

John Hunter

The last quarter of 2018 has been a very busy one for Douglas County Parks Advisory Resource Committee (DCPARC). It was a combination of park related activities and [...]

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Fall 2017

Published September 7th, 2018

by J. Patrick Quinn

“Environmental Terrorists,” is what some clear cutters and their advocates in local, state and national government label citizens who speak up in defense of steadily deteriorating [...]

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Fall 2018

Published September 3rd, 2018


John Hunter

The hot and smoky summer has been a busy and hectic one for DCPARC. We toured Mildred Kanipe Park in July after hearing that the Parks Advisory Board [...]

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Summer 2018

Published June 7th, 2018

J. Patrick Quinn

Eco-terrorism! This misleading and insulting label was applied to conservation organizations by uninformed individuals. Participation in the National Environmental Policy Act process is not only a privilege [...]

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