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Forest Management and Wildfire: Myth Meets Reality

Published December 2nd, 2020

Here we go again…

The fire lines weren’t even completed around the Archie Creek fire, and we still couldn’t see our neighbors’ houses through the smoke when the drumbeat of disinformation began to roll from the timber industry PR presses. Their message? The Labor Day fires caused unprecedented damage because of poorly managed federal forests. [...]

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State denies beaver protection

Published November 17th, 2020

On a 3-3 vote, beavers are left without protections.

Commission denies petition to consider ending beaver trapping on federal land in split vote
Work Group to continue


SALEM, Ore.—
The Fish and Wildlife Commission denied a petition that would have initiated rulemaking to consider ending beaver hunting and trapping on federal [...]

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Opposition to S 4431/HR 7978

Published November 17th, 2020

Take Action through the John Muir Project

 

Even though Umpqua Watersheds is not a signatory (we were not approached to be), you can use the link above to personally oppose the legislation.

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South Umpqua Scenic Waterway

Published November 17th, 2020

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Bird occurrence and wildfire disturbance

Published November 17th, 2020
New paper Patterns of bird species occurrence in relation to anthropogenic and wildfire disturbance: Management implications

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Umpqua National Forest Announces Post-Fire Recovery Story Virtual Public Meetings

Published November 17th, 2020

Press Release

 

 Umpqua National Forest announcing our Post-Fire Recovery Virtual Meeting Series beginning Thursday (Nov 19) and then every second Thursday of the months following. The aim of the series is to provide the public with a place to gather information, ask questions and hear presentations from subject matter experts as [...]

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Restoration Chair Update

Published September 7th, 2020

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:


A time to be born, and a time to die; 

A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; 

A time to break down, [...]

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E&E News on NEPA rewrite

Published June 30th, 2020

FOREST SERVICE

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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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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Help Save the Beaver in Oregon

Published June 7th, 2020

ChangeBeaverDesignation

 

HELP CHANGE THE STATE DESIGNATION OF BEAVERS IN ORDER TO BENEFIT OUR WATERSHED!

Dear Umpqua Watersheds Supporters:

Engineers are not necessarily what conservationists find endearing, however, when it comes to natural engineers, we are all for it. The state animal, the beaver, is key to healthy water systems. Beaver activity is [...]

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