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Slow Ponies has a new album and will be in UV Magazine

Published November 2nd, 2020

A seven-piece all-woman band specializing in songs of the Silver Screen era, The Slow Ponies started singing together in 2004 although the members have been singing all their lives. Based in a rural area of western Oregon, this “cowgirl band” recreates the sweet harmonies, lively yodels, and spirited lyrics of cowboy music classics like “Ride, [...]

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Oregon 2020 Fires burned managed fires the most

Published October 30th, 2020

https://fusee.org/fusee-blogs-1/oregons-2020-fires-highly-managed-forests-burned-the-most

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Bat Week

Published October 26th, 2020

October 24th-31st is known as “Bat Week”. As we gear up for Halloween, I wanted to share a few facts about one “spooky” species – bats. 

According to Oregon’s Department of Fish & Wildlife, Oregon is home to 15 different species of bats, all of which eat insects. There are a lot of misconceptions [...]

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Final Archie Creek Fire update

Published October 26th, 2020

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/2/#inbox/FMfcgxwKjBKJhPpvBbwXDJTsgwlBjrXv?projector=1&messagePartId=0.3

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Free download about the Fur wars

Published October 26th, 2020

DAVID A. BAINBRIDGE

ecologist | author | teacher | historian offers his 2 part book for free.

https://www.furwar.com/

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Upper Rogue River and Natural Bridge Hike

Published October 21st, 2020

10-17-20 Some of us camped at Natural Bridge (Union Creek area) the night before in a lovely forest on the river and by the Rogue River Trail. We gathered in the morning for a fun day of easy delightful hiking from Rogue Gorge viewpoint to Natural Bridge, about 5 miles one way

. [...]

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What a Wonderful Day for a Hike

Published October 19th, 2020

On Saturday, I got my first real taste of Oregon wilderness. Umpqua Watersheds led a hike to Rogue River/Natural Bridge, and we enjoyed an abundance of natural beauty at every turn. I began learning the names of some of the native flora, and enjoyed seeing the diverse array of trees and other plants all around [...]

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Flavors of Autumn

Published October 14th, 2020

There are so many ways to live lightly on the earth. Each year when fall comes around, I’m eager to partake in one of them – locally grown fruits and vegetables. You don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy a meatless recipe. There’s an abundance of non-meat recipes, from hearty soups to salads [...]

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New Opportunities to Get Involved

Published October 7th, 2020

We are excited to announce that we have new opportunities for you and your family to get involved with Umpqua Watersheds! Starting this month, we will be hosting two book clubs and a contest!

Book Clubs

  • For the youngest readers, check out our Little Leaves page to find books and art projects that match [...]

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    NU Fire report from Bob Hoehne

    Published September 30th, 2020

    About 10 miles from Swift Water Park to Steam Boat has been  burnt on both side of the river. 3 miles of the 10 not burnt bad. More of a mosaic burn. It is shocking a long with log decks of  old growth trees along road. And many of our friends homes burnt , Lets [...]

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