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Episode 12: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Published July 31st, 2021
Episode 12 is all about sustainable gardening and farming! Joanne Gordon ("Granny Organic") discusses eco-friendly practices for growing your own produce, and Amanda Pastoria of the Umpqua Valley Farmers' Market shares about this wonderful community reso...

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Episode 11: Understanding Climate Change

Published July 31st, 2021
Episode 11 features interviews with Stuart Liebowitz of the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition and Katrina Keleher of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (and former Environmental Education & Outreach Leader for Umpqua Watersheds!). Links/Webs...

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Episode 10: Off-Trail Exploration

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you’ll hear from Tony Cannon and Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, two off-trail explorers, about their preferred method of exploring nature, and some of the amazing things they’ve found! (First aired March 20th-21st, 2021)

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River Appreciation Day change in Venue

Published July 11th, 2021
Because of the Jack Fire burning near the North Umpqua River, our original site for River Appreciation Day 2021, Steamboat Ball Field, has been set up as a fire camp and will not be available.  Therefore, we will gather instead at 1:00pm Saturday July 17 at Whistler’s Bend Park Day Use Area near the river [...]

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National Geographic highlights latest Spotted Owl Research

Published June 25th, 2021
Article recopied from National Geographic Despite massive effort, spotted owl populations at an all-time low

A threatened owl could disappear from much of its range unless old-growth forests are protected and invasive barred owls are controlled.

BYKYLA MANDEL PUBLISHED JUNE 24, 2021 • 9 MIN READ

The northern spotted owl has long been [...]

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Episode 9: The Big “E” – Extinction

Published June 22nd, 2021
In this episode, we hear from Angela Jensen about how we got to this point, and what can be done to turn back the tide on one of the biggest issues of our time. Links/Websites Mentioned in (or related to) Episode 9 Umpqua Watersheds' Conservation Page --...

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Episode 8: Protecting Habitat for Wildlife

Published June 22nd, 2021
Hear from Francis Eatherington, Jesse Burgher, and Cindy Haws about tracking and collecting data on various wildlife species in the Pacific Northwest, as well as efforts to restore habitat for local wildlife. Links/Websites Mentioned in (or related to) E...

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Episode 7: Beekeeping

Published June 22nd, 2021
Episode 7 features interviews with Phil Moulton of Douglas County Bees & local beekeeper Stan Petrowski. They discuss some of the challenges facing bees in southern Oregon, as well as some of the joys of caring for an apiary and it's inhabitants. Links/W...

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Episode 6: Caring for Critters (Plus Highlights from Living Downstream’s First Month On Air)

Published June 22nd, 2021
This episode features interviews with Peggy Cheatham of Umpqua Wildlife Rescue and Megan Gram of Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center; in it you'll learn the important & difficult job of wildlife rehabilitators, creative uses for baby socks, what to do if yo...

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Episode 5: Understanding PNW Fires

Published June 22nd, 2021
In this episode, we heard from Ken Carloni about the history of wildfires and wildfire management in the Pacific Northwest, the challenges of planting a monoculture (single-plant) plantations of trees, and possible solutions moving forward.

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