Umpqua Watersheds Blog


Episode 10: Off-Trail Exploration

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you’ll hear from Tony Cannon and Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, two off-trail explorers, about their preferred method of exploring nature, and some of the amazing things they’ve found! (First aired March 20th-21st, 2021)

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Episode 9: The Big “E” – Extinction

Published June 22nd, 2021
In this episode, we hear from Angela Jensen about how we got to this point, and what can be done to turn back the tide on one of the biggest issues of our time. Links/Websites Mentioned in (or related to) Episode 9 Umpqua Watersheds' Conservation Page --...

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Episode 8: Protecting Habitat for Wildlife

Published June 22nd, 2021
Hear from Francis Eatherington, Jesse Burgher, and Cindy Haws about tracking and collecting data on various wildlife species in the Pacific Northwest, as well as efforts to restore habitat for local wildlife. Links/Websites Mentioned in (or related to) E...

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Episode 7: Beekeeping

Published June 22nd, 2021
Episode 7 features interviews with Phil Moulton of Douglas County Bees & local beekeeper Stan Petrowski. They discuss some of the challenges facing bees in southern Oregon, as well as some of the joys of caring for an apiary and it's inhabitants. Links/W...

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Episode 6: Caring for Critters (Plus Highlights from Living Downstream’s First Month On Air)

Published June 22nd, 2021
This episode features interviews with Peggy Cheatham of Umpqua Wildlife Rescue and Megan Gram of Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center; in it you'll learn the important & difficult job of wildlife rehabilitators, creative uses for baby socks, what to do if yo...

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Episode 5: Understanding PNW Fires

Published June 22nd, 2021
In this episode, we heard from Ken Carloni about the history of wildfires and wildfire management in the Pacific Northwest, the challenges of planting a monoculture (single-plant) plantations of trees, and possible solutions moving forward.

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Episode 4: Observing Birds & Other Wildlife

Published June 22nd, 2021
In this episode, we heard from Damon Lesmeister and Matthew Hunter about how technology is being used to help researchers collect data about birds, and some tips and suggestions for attracting birds and other wildlife to your yard. Links/Websites Mention...

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Education Update… Summer 2021

Published June 10th, 2021

Ryan Kincaid

As Spring Turns to Summer…

The past few months saw several education and outreach activities from Umpqua Watersheds. Our training for local educators – “Learning

in the Umpqua [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds AmeriCorps position now open!

Published June 2nd, 2021

Do you want to be a part of a great organization and change the world!

Recruitment is open now for the Umpqua Watersheds AmeriCorps position. We focus on education and [...]

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Knowledge Is Power (If We Let It Be)

Published April 16th, 2021

On March 24, we held a day-long training for local educators, and what a success it was! “Learning in the Umpqua Watershed: Engaging K-12 Students though Nature Connections & STEAM [...]

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