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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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Summer 2018

Published May 30th, 2018

DCPARC

John Hunter

The Highlight for DC Park this spring was our booth at the Earth Day/Energy fair in April. Arboriculturist David Braun brought finished stump samples from Busenbark. These [...]

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Spring 2018

Published March 8th, 2018

J. Patrick Quinn

Following a full year of environmental threats from the Trump Administration, extractive industries, elected officials at national, state and local levels, Umpqua Watersheds is fighting back. Not [...]

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Spring 2018

Published March 3rd, 2018

DCPARC

John Hunter

This Winter has been a busy time for DCPARC. We have continued to monitor issues concerning Douglas County parks and to bring more transparency to county government.

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Winter 2017

Published December 12th, 2017

J. Patrick Quinn

CHRONIC LOW SUMMER STREAM FLOWS AND WHAT WE AIM TO DO ABOUT IT

Background

Umpqua Watersheds (UW), the South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership (SURCP) and other individuals [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 3rd, 2017

DCPARC

 

John Hunter

 

2017 has been a busy year for DCPARC, our first full year as a committee under the Umpqua Watersheds umbrella.

We continue to attend meetings [...]

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Fall 2017

Published September 7th, 2017

J. Patrick Quinn

In the last issue of 1000 Valleys, your Conservation Committee received a copy of a scientific study that analyzed more than fifty years of Forest Service paired [...]

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Fall 2017

Published September 3rd, 2017

DCPARC

John Hunter

 

This past spring and summer months have been extremely busy for the members of DCPARC. Besides our continuing monitoring and attendance at County meetings, many of [...]

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Spring 2017

Published March 5th, 2017

J. Patrick Quinn

“The emperor has no clothes!” the child famously exclaims while watching his majesty parade by in the buff, too innocent to know enough to imitate his elders, [...]

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Spring 2017

Published March 3rd, 2017

DCPARC

John Hunter

The inauguration of Donald Trump has brought a special urgency to the environmental movement. Daily we face another crisis. This is especially true in Douglas County where [...]

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