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Remembering Joseph Gult

Published September 9th, 2021

Joseph “Josef” Donald Gult Jr., 72, a resident of a Forest Grove Memory Community, died Wednesday morning, April 21, 2021, at the Hillsboro Medical Center in Hillsboro from leukemia. Josef and his wife violinist Kim Angeles both love nature and the Natural World. Josef played beautiful guitar and had a wonderful smile to go [...]

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REMEMBERING JOHN STELZER

Published September 9th, 2021

Mathematician, Philosopher, Professor, and Friend of UW

I would like to share a few memories of my friend and fellow Umpqua Community College (UCC) professor, John Stelzer, who died of natural causes several months ago. I would also like to thank his wife, Renie McRae, for a generous donation in his memory to UW’s [...]

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Archie Creek Fire Recovery Project position opening

Published September 9th, 2021

Archie Creek Post-Fire Recovery Project

Umpqua Watersheds is a lead partner in a collaborative project with Phoenix Charter School and Umpqua Community College to promote shared stewardship of public lands impacted by the Archie Creek Fire, providing service-learning opportunities for local students and community volunteers by increasing outreach, education, and engagement related to riparian habitat [...]

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Part time Internship Recruitment

Published August 13th, 2021

Post-Fire Recovery Leader

 

Organizational Mission:

Umpqua Watersheds is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the ecosystems of the Umpqua watershed and beyond through education, training, advocacy, and ecologically sound stewardship. Umpqua Watersheds was first formed in 1986 as a volunteer organization for citizens to help monitor public forest and watershed [...]

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National Geographic highlights latest Spotted Owl Research

Published June 25th, 2021
Article recopied from National Geographic Despite massive effort, spotted owl populations at an all-time low

A threatened owl could disappear from much of its range unless old-growth forests are protected and invasive barred owls are controlled.

BYKYLA MANDEL PUBLISHED JUNE 24, 2021 • 9 MIN READ

The northern spotted owl has long been [...]

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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 community outreach. We are looking for environmental educators that have a serious desire to engage youth in the community. This is the 12th year of [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds 25th Annual Banquet, May 15, 2021 at 7pm

Published May 13th, 2021

Banquet 2021 Presentations

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Action item for native fish preservation

Published May 13th, 2021

Right now, Oregon’s state legislature is considering a bill, HB 3150, that will require ODFW to utilize hatch boxes in southern Oregon, a strategy that is ineffective at bolstering commercial and recreational fisheries and threatens the conservation and recovery of wild fish populations. Hatch boxes place fish eggs from a fish hatchery directly in a river instead [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds joins lawsuit to Protect Salmon

Published April 25th, 2021

 

Environmental Groups Threaten To Sue To Protect Chinook Salmon Published April 22, 2021 at 10:31 AM PDT LISTEN • https://www.ijpr.org/show/the-jefferson-exchange/2021-04-22/fri-8-am-environmental-groups-threaten-to-sue-to-protect-chinook-salmon Riccardo Rossi, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15140983 /

It can be hard to keep track of all the various species and runs of fish that do and do not have federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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From the Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon

Published April 25th, 2021
OPINION Salvage does not aid ecological recovery of forests Jerry F. Franklin and K. Norman Johnson Guest Opinion View Comments

There are many reasons why people may wish to salvage trees after wildfires like those that occurred in the western Cascades last September, including getting [...]

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