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Protecting Oregon Coast Spring Chinook

Published April 9th, 2021
NFS and Partners Crank Up The Heat To Protect Oregon Coast Spring Chinook

Native Fish Society, along with our co-petitioners at the Center for Biological Diversity and Umpqua Watersheds, have filed a notice of our intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to force the agency to decide whether Oregon coast Spring-run Chinook Salmon [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds Lidar Presentation March 29, 2021

Published March 31st, 2021

For anyone who missed the live Presentation, or wants to review the information.March 29, 2021 Lidar Presentation

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Wasson and Franklin Creeks Comprehensive River Management Plan

Published March 25th, 2021

The Siuslaw National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coos Bay District invite you to provide input as we begin the planning process for the Wasson and Franklin Creeks Comprehensive River Management Plan. Segments of Wasson Creek and Franklin Creek were designated as additions to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System in [...]

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Episode 1 On-Trail Hiking

Published March 20th, 2021
Looking for a new hike to try over the next few weeks? In this episode, Diana Pace and Connie Page offer some great suggestions for places to explore nearby, how to prepare for a hiking excursion, and give tips on how to prepare/what to take with you wh...

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Episode 3: Water Quality

Published March 20th, 2021

Interview with Hydrologist, Michael Jones. 

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Episode 2: Art and the Environment

Published March 20th, 2021

Interview with Alva Paulson about wildlife artwork and nature journaling. 

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Episode 1 On the Hiking Trail

Published March 20th, 2021

Interviews with Diana Pace and Connie Page about hiking in the Umpqua watershed and beyond. 

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KQUA Fundraiser

Published March 8th, 2021

KQUA has made significant progress with a website, live365 listening App on Google Play, and new programming. We still have some needs for the station. Until the end of this month, we are holding a fundraiser to cover the costs associated with keeping KQUA on the air. Funds are needed to make the station more [...]

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Wilderness Update (2)

Published March 7th, 2021

by… Robbin Schindele

After a tumultuous 2020, the Wilderness Committee is looking forward to getting back to in-person activities without fearing for our health and well-being as more and more of our friends, neighbors, and families get vaccinated. But until that happens we’ll be working under the governor’s social distancing restrictions and continue [...]

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Wilderness Update

Published March 7th, 2021

Wyden’s rivers bill comes to life

After over 2 years of research, many town halls and public meetings, and 15,000 nominations from Oregonians across the state, Senator Ron Wyden’s River Democracy Act of 2021 has come to life.

Senator Wyden put out the call for Oregonians to nominate their favorite rivers and streams for [...]

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