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Annual Banquet Postponed!

Published March 11th, 2020

We made the unfortunate and difficult decision to postpone the banquet. There will be no banquet on April 4th. Our hope is that we can still do a virtual banquet. Stay tuned.

Stay safe!

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25th Anniversary of Umpqua Watersheds

Published March 3rd, 2020

Our Annual Banquet and Silent Auction celebrates 25 years of Umpqua Watersheds.

April 4, 2020 at Umpqua Community College Campus Center at 5pm starts  the silent auction.

Buffet Dinner catered by Festive Catering is at 6:15pm

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Keynote speaker is the very first banquet speaker, Roy [...]

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Friends and Family night at McMenamins Roseburg Station

Published February 29th, 2020

Join us for an evening of food and drinks where all of your purchases will help the KQUA radio station (99.7 FM).

From 5 pm until closing at McMenamins Roseburg Station, 50% of the purchases will help KQUA radio community radio station improve their services for live streaming of shows.

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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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