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Seeking Board of Directors members!

Published July 26th, 2020

Umpqua Watersheds is seeking Volunteer Board of Directors applications.

Application for Board of Directors

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E&E News on NEPA rewrite

Published June 30th, 2020


Agency finishes NEPA rewrite, waits for White House

Marc Heller, E&E News reporter

Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Forest Service’s National Environmental Policy Act rewrite is taking a backseat to the bigger Council on Environmental Quality rewrite. Cecilio Ricardo/Forest Service/USDA/Flickr

The Forest Service’s plan to speed environmental reviews of forest management projects [...]

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Crater Lake Wilderness Campaign recommended hikes

Published June 26th, 2020

Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal Hikes Summer 2020                                                                                             [...]

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Restoration Update…Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020

Stan Petrowski

Declarations of Drought

Regional County Commissioners in the Pacific northwest are appealing to their respective State governors to ratify declarations of drought for their counties. Indeed, during a recent presentation by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) that I attended (via zoom) it was clear that we are once again way [...]

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AmeriCorps Education Update..Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020
AmeriCorps: Education Spotlight.. Robyn Bath-Rosenfeld

This Spring, Umpqua Watersheds’ is working hard to continue education and outreach during Stay at Home orders. In March, we began our @Home Explorer Series to bring outdoor-minded activities to Umpqua youth at home. Three new activities are posted weekly on our website, with topics ranging from birds to slugs [...]

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Outreach Update..Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020

Outreach Update… Janice Reid

Outreach activities over the last few months and some that were planned for the upcoming months have been postponed or cancelled. Most notable is the Annual Banquet and Silent Auction that was planned for April 4, 2020. The Coronavirus has made it impossible to hold or plan for events for large [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update…Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020

Wilderness Committee update.. Robbin Schindele

I hope this finds everyone well after the events of the past few months. Summer is upon us, the Covid-19 restrictions are easing and its time for Wilderness Committee to get active again. We’ have some hikes planned and we’ll be back at the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market on Saturdays [...]

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Wilderness Committee Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020

“High above the world of people and their dramas, lives the world of the wild. Where the lengthened light at sunset sets aglow the towering firs and hemlocks at the ridges, and the wind makes its music with the trees. I’m in reverie remembering that time in June, when the light lingered at its zenith; [...]

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Conservation Update.. Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020

From the Conservation/ Legal Director ….Angela Jensen

As a new member of the Umpqua Watershed team, it is an honor and privilege to write this as my first article for our newsletter. First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Angela Jensen. I am a native of the Deer Creek watershed and Kalmiopsis [...]

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President’s Report–Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020

OK, everything’s different… Now what?

Like everyone else, we at Umpqua Watersheds are trying to navigate the Coronavirus landscape in a safe and proactive way. Face to face meetings are a fading memory, replaced by small pixelated images on screens from our home offices. Traditional social events are canceled or postponed indefinitely, and we’ve all [...]

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