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Umpqua Watersheds President Ken Carloni will be on a panel discussion about wildlfires.

Published September 21st, 2020

Wildfires in 2020: What set the stage for this historic event and what can we expect in the future?

The fires that broke out and spread across nearly 1 million [...]

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Edutourism

Published September 24th, 2019

EDUCATION REPORT: Is the Time Right for a UW Edutourism Initiative? 


The following two short-term activities are listed in Umpqua Watersheds’ strategic plan for our Education [...]

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Biochar: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Global Crisis

Published December 12th, 2018

Ken Carloni, Ph.D.            

biochar /ˈbīōˌCHär/ noun: charcoal produced from plant matter and stored in the soil as a means of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. (Online Dictionary)

When [...]

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…not everyone gets to PET A WHALE…

Published September 3rd, 2018

Ken Carloni, Ph.D.

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 As many of you know, I retired from full-time teaching at UCC in June. My plan was to continue to teach the field [...]

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FIRE IS NOT THE ENEMY PART II:

Published June 7th, 2018

Ken Carloni, PhD.

The 2013 Douglas Complex Fires Revisited

New science reverses conventional wisdom that old growth forests burn more severely than plantations.

Four years ago, I wrote an article [...]

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Field tour

Published March 4th, 2018

Ken Carloni, PhD.

Along with the amazing work being done with younger students by our AmeriCorps, Christine Smith  (see her article in this issue), Umpqua Watersheds continues to support authentic [...]

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New Pathways

Published December 3rd, 2017

Ken Carloni, PhD.

Your Education Committee continues to work hard to create opportunities for student of all ages to learn about their natural world and put that knowledge to work. [...]

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AmeriCorps Shines

Published September 4th, 2017

Ken Carloni, PhD.

Umpqua Watersheds’ education initiatives have been going strong and continue to touch the lives of hundreds of students a year from K-12 through college. The educational programs, [...]

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