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Spotted Owl Critical Habitat likely to decrease

Published November 17th, 2020
Link to Capital Press Article Trump expected to reduce spotted owl critical habitat

The Trump administration will likely decrease the threatened Northern spotted owl’s critical habitat before the end of his first term, though the reduction may fall short of [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Umpqua National Forest Announces Post-Fire Recovery Story Virtual Public Meetings

Published November 17th, 2020

Press Release

 

 Umpqua National Forest announcing our Post-Fire Recovery Virtual Meeting Series beginning Thursday (Nov 19) and then every second Thursday of the months following. The aim of the series is to provide the public with a place to gather information, ask questions and hear presentations from subject matter experts as [...]

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Slow Ponies has a new album and will be in UV Magazine

Published November 2nd, 2020

A seven-piece all-woman band specializing in songs of the Silver Screen era, The Slow Ponies started singing together in 2004 although the members have been singing all their lives. Based in a rural area of western Oregon, this “cowgirl band” recreates the sweet harmonies, lively yodels, and spirited lyrics of cowboy music classics like “Ride, [...]

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Final Archie Creek Fire update

Published October 26th, 2020

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/2/#inbox/FMfcgxwKjBKJhPpvBbwXDJTsgwlBjrXv?projector=1&messagePartId=0.3

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Free download about the Fur wars

Published October 26th, 2020

DAVID A. BAINBRIDGE

ecologist | author | teacher | historian offers his 2 part book for free.

https://www.furwar.com/

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National Cleanup Day

Published September 25th, 2020

We are now a part of National Clean Up Day.

https://www.nationalcleanupday.org/umpqua-watersheds

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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 acres of western Oregon this month are terrifying and devastating. We know from forest research and history that western Oregon’s forest ecosystems naturally burn. But [...]

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NUT Hikes and Waterfalls

Published August 14th, 2020

July 2020 Lemolo Falls on the NUT Dread and Terror segment is a spectacular 3 mile RT hike in a breathtaking forest. There’s 2 notable falls before stunning 102 foot Horsetail type Lemolo Falls. An Irish Setter and 4 enthusiastic hikers love this place. In Chinook jargon Lemolo means ‘wild or untamed’. Warm Springs Falls [...]

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Seeking Board of Directors members!

Published July 26th, 2020

Umpqua Watersheds is seeking Volunteer Board of Directors applications.

Application for Board of Directors

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E&E News on NEPA rewrite

Published June 30th, 2020

FOREST SERVICE

Agency finishes NEPA rewrite, waits for White House

Marc Heller, E&E News reporter

Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Forest Service’s National Environmental Policy Act rewrite is taking a backseat to the bigger Council on Environmental Quality rewrite. Cecilio Ricardo/Forest Service/USDA/Flickr

The Forest Service’s plan to speed environmental reviews of forest management projects [...]

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