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UMPQUA WATERSHEDS PETITION FOR THE LISTING OF SPRING CHINOOK SALMON

Published September 10th, 2022

By Stanley  Petrowski

Well, here we go again! As most of our faithful members know, Umpqua Watersheds – and a handful of sincerely committed members in particular – [...]

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THE KEYSTONE ROLE OF OAKS IN PNW ECOSYSTEMS

Published September 10th, 2022

By Ken Carloni

A couple of decades ago, a timber company clearcut all the conifers in a forest adjacent to a historic property in Yoncalla. While this was a [...]

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North Umpqua Summer Steelhead Hatchery Program Update

Published June 13th, 2022

By Ken Carloni

Those of you who are following Umpqua Watersheds’ reports and recent newspaper articles may be concerned about the status of the North Umpqua summer steelhead hatchery program. [...]

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THE FATE OF NORTH UMPQUA SUMMER STEELHEAD: The Problem and the Solution

Published March 8th, 2022

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, [...]

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BIOCHAR COMES TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD! 

Published December 8th, 2021

Ken Carloni


We had just completed a 12-acre biochar project at the Yew Creek Land Alliance property west of Riddle in the fall of 2020 when a young [...]

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UW joins with other Conservation Groups to question Danger Tree removal on the Umpqua National Forest

Published November 22nd, 2021

Last month Umpqua Watersheds filed a complaint against the US Forest Service challenging their decision to indiscriminately remove trees along 65 miles of public roads comprising nearly 2600 acres of [...]

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Restoration Update Fall 2021

Published September 9th, 2021

PROTECTING HOMES AND NATIVE FORESTS FROM WILDFIRE:

Challenges and Opportunities

 

Since the early 2000s, wildfires have been getting larger, faster moving, and more destructive to homes, infrastructure, and [...]

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Summer 2021 RESTORATION REPORT

Published June 19th, 2021

Ken Carloni, Restoration Chair

In my Restoration Report in our Virtual Banquet video, I outlined a number of ongoing restoration projects Umpqua Watersheds is working on with coalitions of like-minded [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds joins lawsuit to Protect Salmon

Published April 25th, 2021

 

Environmental Groups Threaten To Sue To Protect Chinook Salmon Published April 22, 2021 at 10:31 AM PDT LISTEN • https://www.ijpr.org/show/the-jefferson-exchange/2021-04-22/fri-8-am-environmental-groups-threaten-to-sue-to-protect-chinook-salmon Riccardo Rossi, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15140983 /

It can be hard to keep track [...]

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From the Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon

Published April 25th, 2021
OPINION Salvage does not aid ecological recovery of forests Jerry F. Franklin and K. Norman Johnson Guest Opinion View Comments

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