UW IS PROUD TO PRESENT TWO AWESOME NEW FEATURES!
Check out the new Climate Change page on the UW website…
It contains lots of great information about the ins and outs of the climate crisis, how it affects us here in the PNW, and how we can mitigate against it. Includes links to other credible [...]
Download it now from the Google Play Store
Don’t despair iPhone fans…an Apple app is coming soon!
Umpqua Watersheds lost a dear friend recently. Larry Flanagan, known and loved by many in the greater Roseburg and environmental community, has died. Larry was a Watersheds board member in 1998 and 1999. Every organization could use a psychologist and peacemaker on their board. For us he was also a sage, councilor and a stand-up [...]
July to December of last year was a very difficult time for me. Along with the ongoing pandemic, life presented many personal challenges that distracted me from the work I love. As [...]
It’s been almost four months since I joined the United Communities AmeriCorps and Umpqua Watersheds teams as an Environmental Education and Outreach Leader. In this time, I’ve had the delight of being introduced to all sorts of fun and important indoor and outdoor activities, such as helping to host 99.7 KQUA [...]
The Wilderness Committee is updating the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal (CLWP) to incorporate current environmental issues such as climate change, carbon sequestration, clean water, and drought. The committee argues that the proposed wilderness areas will sequester carbon and protect the headwaters of the following rivers: Rogue, North and South Umpqua, Little Deschutes, Klamath, and Spring. [...]
In 2020 and 2021 we had to cancel most of our in-person events because of the pandemic. We had several virtual events, including our banquet both years, and I am very proud of our staff and volunteers for pulling those off and for the support it generated from our members. We are very excited that [...]
In 2021, 347 summer steelhead crossed the Winchester Dam to head up to their ancestral spawning streams in the upper reaches of the North Umpqua River. When settlers first arrived, a man could catch a wagon load with a net in one morning. Even when accurate counts began in 1948, after decades of habitat loss [...]
I recall on social media that progressives were being referred to as “snowflakes.” I am not sure where the term originated. However, judging by who was using it and knowing that it was meant as an insult, I believe it means people who melt under pressure or heat. Well, it also has another meaning, and [...]