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Oregon Department of Forestry helping prepare landowners for Forest Practices Act rule changes

Published November 17th, 2023

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is helping to prepare forest landowners for big changes to the Forest Practices Act (FPA) that go into effect [...]

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OSU backs out of proposal to Manage Elliott State Forest

Published November 17th, 2023


President Murthy Letter to State Land Board 11-13-2023


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Message from Department of State lands regarding the Elliott Forest

Published November 17th, 2023

View this email in your browser A Message from DSL Director Vicki Walker November 14, 2023

Dear Elliott State Research [...]

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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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