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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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Coast Range Radio

Published November 17th, 2020

We air the radio shows as well.

You can listen to past shows here.

Listen to podcasts

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Opposition to S 4431/HR 7978

Published November 17th, 2020

Take Action through the John Muir Project

 

Even though Umpqua Watersheds is not a signatory (we were not approached to be), you can use the link above to personally oppose the legislation.

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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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South Umpqua Scenic Waterway

Published November 17th, 2020

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Bird occurrence and wildfire disturbance

Published November 17th, 2020
New paper Patterns of bird species occurrence in relation to anthropogenic and wildfire disturbance: Management implications

 

 

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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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Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal Business Supporters ers

Published November 14th, 2020

Please support the businesses who support the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal. Here’s a partial list. For contact information contact diana@umpquawatersheds.org                                                      Medicine Flower; Garden Valley Vitamin Center, Drain Auto & [...]

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