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State denies beaver protection

Published November 17th, 2020

On a 3-3 vote, beavers are left without protections.

Commission denies petition to consider ending beaver trapping on federal land in split vote
Work Group to continue


SALEM, Ore.—
The Fish and Wildlife Commission denied a petition that would have initiated rulemaking to consider ending beaver hunting and trapping on federal [...]

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Biden team climate plan

Published November 17th, 2020
Biden-linked team rolls out climate plan Jean Chemnick, E&E News reporterPublished: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Climate 21 Project gathered 150 high-level experts to offer the incoming Biden administration a policy plan for a whole-government approach to climate change. Biden for President/Flickr

A who’s who of Obama administration alumni, climate experts and [...]

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Old Growth crucial to fighting Climate Change

Published November 17th, 2020
Forest Carbon

Why Old-Growth Trees Are Crucial to Fighting Climate Change

Brooke JarvisScience, 04.01.2020

Nature is already socking away a lot of carbon for us. It could soak up a lot more—if we help.

37%: The part that “natural climate solutions” could play between now and 2030 to keep [...]

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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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