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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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Conservation and Restoration Update

Published March 7th, 2021

UNLSH is off and running … Janice Reid & Cindy Haws

Umpqua Natural Leadership Science Hub (UNLSH) is a non-profit organization started by former UW Executive Director, Cindy Haws. UNLSH’s mission is to provide hands-on science learning and leadership opportunities to students and communities in Douglas County, Oregon.

Due to data gaps in life [...]

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Letters to legislature needed

Published February 23rd, 2021

Dear fellow Beaver Allies & Advocates,

I am reaching out with a request for action in support of HB 2843, the legislative proposal to close recreational and commercial trapping on federally-managed public lands. We have arrived at our first critical hurdle that must be crossed if HB 2843, and Oregon’s streams [...]

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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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