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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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One Step Closer to Endangered

Published April 12th, 2020

For Immediate Release, April 10, 2020

 

Contacts:

Stanley Petrowski, Umpqua Watersheds, (541) 825-3070, stanley@umpquawatersheds.org

Conrad Gowell, Native Fish Society, (971) 237-6544, conrad@nativefishsociety.org

Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 499-9185, jmiller@biologicaldiversity.org

 

Oregon Coast Spring Chinook Salmon One Step Closer to Endangered Species Protections

PORTLAND, Ore.— The National Marine Fisheries [...]

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The Slow Grind for Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Published March 16th, 2020

by Stan Petrowski

Most of you will recall that Umpqua Watersheds has partnered with the Native Fish Society and the Center for Biological Diversity to submit a petition for the listing of Oregon’s Spring Chinook under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The process is a long and arduous one; requiring many months of preparation. Before [...]

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Memorandum of Understanding – Oregon Forest Practices Act

Published February 10th, 2020

Today, February 10, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a historic agreement between conservation groups and timber companies which is the first step in a process for the most significant update of Oregon’s Forest Practices Act in decades. Umpqua Watersheds, one of the principal participants of this agreement, releases the following statement:

“Umpqua Watersheds has [...]

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Of Oaks and Beavers….

Published December 6th, 2019

By Stan Petrowski

 

Umpqua Watersheds (UW) has focused considerable time and energy advocating for and monitoring restoration projects throughout the region. Besides our Radio Active Restoration Show, aired weekly on KQUA 99.7 FM, we are actively engaged in several major efforts in the field of restoration ecology. Much of our work is deeply [...]

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