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THE TRUTH ABOUT WILDERNESS

Published February 25th, 2020

I would like to correct a number of inaccurate statements made by one of our county commissioners in his recent guest column: “The proposed Crater Lake Wilderness: A dangerous road to disaster and exclusion.”  The writer could have avoided spreading this misinformation by simply reading the Wilderness Act of 1964 (https://tinyurl.com/WildernessAct), going to the [...]

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Susan Applegate and Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal

Published February 22nd, 2020

Crater Lake is an Oregon icon and our only National Park. The wildlife it supports, the clean water it provides and the amazing outdoor recreational opportunities it offers is unique and deserving of protection. It’s also an economic engine for the region that attracts businesses seeking environmental amenities for their employees.

The Douglas [...]

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Memorandum of Understanding – Oregon Forest Practices Act

Published February 10th, 2020

Today, February 10, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a historic agreement between conservation groups and timber companies which is the first step in a process for the most significant update of Oregon’s Forest Practices Act in decades. Umpqua Watersheds, one of the principal participants of this agreement, releases the following statement:

“Umpqua Watersheds has [...]

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Great Backyard Bird Count

Published February 10th, 2020
Are you looking for fun things to do this coming weekend but don’t want to leave your home? The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 14-17, 2020  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Create a free GBBC account if you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count or any [...]

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“Umpqua Sweets” Proposed BLM Sale of 2000 acres along the North Umpqua River

Published December 6th, 2019

From September 24th through November 1st, Cascadia Wildlands spearheaded an investigation of a Roseburg BLM Timber Sale called Umpqua Sweets. They conducted field trips to the units and meetings with the BLM Swiftwater Field Office personnel. Some Umpqua Watersheds members joined in the research, including Francis Eatherington. The following are comments about the sites by [...]

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Comments Due Dec 17, 2019

Published November 29th, 2019
USDA Forest Service Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Alternatives to a Proposed Alaska Roadless Rule Development of a proposed state-specific rule is in response to a petition from the State of Alaska JUNEAU, ALASKA, Oct. 15, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement [...]

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Elliott State Forest Oregon Supreme Court Ruling

Published November 29th, 2019

https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2019/11/elliott-state-forest-tract-sale-was-illegal-oregon-supreme-court-says.html

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Crater Lake Wilderness aims to keep 500,000 acres wild

Published November 3rd, 2019

Crater Lake Wilderness article in the news!

 

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Press Release

Published September 25th, 2019

Below is a press release that was issued in September 24, 2019

Contacts:
Stanley Petrowski, Umpqua Watersheds, (541) 825-3070, stanley@umpquawatersheds.org
Conrad Gowell, Native Fish Society, (971) 237-6544, conrad@nativefishsociety.org

Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 499-9185, jmiller@biologicaldiversity.org

 

Endangered Species Protections Sought for Oregon Coast Spring Chinook

Early Migrating Salmon Threatened [...]

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Chinook Salmon Protections Sought

Published September 24th, 2019
Endangered Species Protections Sought for Oregon Coast Spring Chinook

http://nativefishsociety.org/news-media/endangered-species-protections-sought-for-oregon-coast-spring-chinook

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