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Winter 2017

Published December 7th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

Something Fishy Going on Here

 

This is the first time I have written two restoration committee articles in one of the 100 Valleys newsletters. This topic is so critically important that I felt it necessitated special attention.

Recently Umpqua Watersheds held its annual strategic planning session for the Board of Directors. During [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 5th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

Regaining Some of What Has Been Lost

 

Beginning in 2012 (I know, that seems like a long time ago), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) began its process of developing the latest version of the Oregon Coastal Multi-species Conservation and Management Plan. It took two years to come to the [...]

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Fall 2017

Published September 7th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

Restoring Vital Signs

 

As a young man newly 20 years of age and just home from the war in Vietnam, I hit bottom. It wasn’t a pleasant experience because it was full of terror and lifelessness. From that bleak place, a slow but steady emergence began – and a healing, though gradual, [...]

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Fall 2017

Published September 6th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

Restoring Vital Signs

 

As a young man newly 20 years of age and just home from the war in Vietnam, I hit bottom. It wasn’t a pleasant experience because it was full of terror and lifelessness. From that bleak place, a slow but steady emergence began – and a healing, though gradual, [...]

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Spring 2017

Published March 8th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

SUCTION DREDGE MINING BILL PASSED!

Thank you to everyone who spoke out to stop environmentally damaging suction dredge mining! After receiving bipartisan support, Senate Bill 3A was recently signed by Gov. Brown, providing immediate protection to some of Oregon’s most sensitive waterways.

Suction dredge mining is a form of recreational gold mining that [...]

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Spring 2017

Published March 7th, 2017

Stan Petrowski

The Burden of Healing

From its very beginnings Umpqua Watersheds has had restoration ecology as a critical component of its agenda. The first decade or so was mainly devoted to the immediate and most important task. Slowing down of the level of damage to the habitat that was being reeked on the public [...]

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Fall 2017

Published March 7th, 2017

Stanley Petrowski

The Upper South Umpqua Spring Chinook  by Stan Petrowski

The month of August has been a banner month for the harassed remnant of Spring Chinook on the upper South Umpqua river. As most of you know, this unique fish run is hanging on by a biological thread to survive. Although the USFS has [...]

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