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Umpqua Watersheds Executive Director talks about the Forest Accord

Published November 26th, 2021
‘A new vision for forestry’ created through compromise between timber industry, environmentalists 1 of 2

Lone Rock land management crew member Jose Calvillo plants 2-year-old Douglas fir seedlings in the Callahan Mountains west of Roseburg in 2017. Photo credit by MICHAEL SULLIVAN/The News-Review

Robyn Bath [...]

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UW joins with other Conservation Groups to question Danger Tree removal on the Umpqua National Forest

Published November 22nd, 2021

Last month Umpqua Watersheds filed a complaint against the US Forest Service challenging their decision to indiscriminately remove trees along 65 miles of public roads comprising nearly 2600 acres of the Umpqua National Forest.

On Aug 18, 2021, the Forest Service issued a final decision on its proposed Archie Creek Fire Roadside Danger Tree Project [...]

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Restoration Update Fall 2021

Published September 9th, 2021

PROTECTING HOMES AND NATIVE FORESTS FROM WILDFIRE:

Challenges and Opportunities

 

Since the early 2000s, wildfires have been getting larger, faster moving, and more destructive to homes, infrastructure, and forestlands. This is partly due to climate change and partly due to the legacy of the wholesale conversion of native forests to highly flammable tree [...]

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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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