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Winter 2017

Published December 12th, 2017

J. Patrick Quinn

CHRONIC LOW SUMMER STREAM FLOWS AND WHAT WE AIM TO DO ABOUT IT

Background

Umpqua Watersheds (UW), the South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership (SURCP) and other individuals and organizations in the wider Conservation Community, have long been concerned with the apparent depleted summer flows so much in evidence on watersheds in the [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 8th, 2017

KQUA for the Holidays

Patrick Schneider

This year, give the gift that keeps giving. Ask your friends and family to listen to 99.7 KQUA this holiday season. Unlike many gifts you’ll receive this year, only 99.7 will be something that can be cherished every day.

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Winter 2017

Published December 7th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

Greetings one and all. I hope you are enjoying the Holiday season. No rest for the weary here at Umpqua Watersheds. That’s not a complaint. It’s just a description of the reality we live in as modern day conservation/ restoration advocates, especially here in Douglas County. Amidst the onslaught from the political arena [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 7th, 2017

Diana Pace, Volunteer Coordinator

Do you make New Year Resolutions? If you do, please place volunteering with Umpqua Watersheds high on your list. If you haven’t made New Year Resolutions in the past, please consider making just one. Umpqua Watersheds committees are in need of your support and help to make progress and succeed in [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 7th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

Something Fishy Going on Here

 

This is the first time I have written two restoration committee articles in one of the 100 Valleys newsletters. This topic is so critically important that I felt it necessitated special attention.

Recently Umpqua Watersheds held its annual strategic planning session for the Board of Directors. During [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 5th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

Regaining Some of What Has Been Lost

 

Beginning in 2012 (I know, that seems like a long time ago), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) began its process of developing the latest version of the Oregon Coastal Multi-species Conservation and Management Plan. It took two years to come to the [...]

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Amazing things are happening

Published December 5th, 2017

Executive Director

Kasey Hovik

It has been a great year for Umpqua Watersheds. I am continually amazed about the dedication and persistence in the face of much opposition, and the hearfelt love for our community from the Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers of Umpqua Watersheds. Given the current state of policies in our country [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 3rd, 2017

DCPARC

 

John Hunter

 

2017 has been a busy year for DCPARC, our first full year as a committee under the Umpqua Watersheds umbrella.

We continue to attend meetings and presentations and are active in writing to our elected representatives in continuing our efforts to bring greater transparency and better representation to our County [...]

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New Pathways

Published December 3rd, 2017

Ken Carloni, PhD.

Your Education Committee continues to work hard to create opportunities for student of all ages to learn about their natural world and put that knowledge to work. Here are a couple of highlights:

New Pathways for Natural Resources Students: I’m pleased to announce that just last week Umpqua Community College (UCC) approved [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 2nd, 2017

Wilderness

Bob Hoehne

The Wild On Wilderness Committee “WOW” is a team of mostly volunteers working toward permanent wilderness protection of some of the back country areas of the Umpqua National Forest.

This effort is called “The Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal” since it also includes Crater Lake National Park. It would add a layer of [...]

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