Umpqua Watersheds Blog



Published September 10th, 2023

by  Ken Carloni

A federal judge has found that a Trump-era rule change that allowed for the logging of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest violates several laws.”  NPR Aug. 31, [...]

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Outreach Update: Fall 2023

Published September 10th, 2023

We are making progress on the Umpqua Outback Community Space! As expected, it is a slow process and will involve 4 stages [...]

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THE WINCHESTER DAM A Slow-Motion Ecological Disaster

Published September 10th, 2023

by Ken Carloni

The Winchester Dam has degraded the fish runs and aquatic habitats of the North Umpqua River for over a century. It is currently undergoing repairs that will [...]

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Winchester Dam Repairs Begin Despite Permitting Irregularities, Collapsing Summer Steelhead Run, and Fears of Another Fish Kill

Published August 3rd, 2023




Jim McCarthy, WaterWatch of Oregon, 541-941-9450,

Kirk Blaine, Native Fish Society, 307-299-7834,


Winchester Dam Repairs Begin Despite Permitting Irregularities, Collapsing [...]

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Umpqua Outback Covered Stage and Community Space

Published July 1st, 2023

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New Study Shows Hatchery Fish are detrimental to the Native Fish Populations

Published April 11th, 2023

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We are a part of Earth Day Oregon-Partner with Us!

Published February 17th, 2023
Earth Day Oregon 2023 Umpqua Watersheds is excited to announce that we are a part of Earth Day Oregon 2023. A statewide effort to draw attention to the [...]

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Opinion: Follow Biden’s lead and protect Oregon’s old-growth on national public lands

Published February 2nd, 2023

This article was published in the Oregonian Jan 15, 2023

Old and mature forests clean our water and [...]

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News Updates from Greenwire regarding forest carbon storage

Published January 19th, 2023
Biden admin may boost carbon storage in national forests

In the latest update to proposed regulations, the Forest Service said it’s weighing a new measure to allow for underground carbon [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds highlighted in the local paper

Published January 17th, 2023

The News Review coverage of MLK River cleanup event

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