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Chinook Salmon in the News

Published September 24th, 2019
A Push To Protect Oregon Spring Chinook Salmon Gets A Boost From Genetic Science

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-spring-chinook-salmon-genetic-science-protection/

 

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Restoration Update

Published June 18th, 2019

Restoration Committee……Stan Petrowski

Day after day we hear reports of ecosystem failures and species loss. Anyone that spends time in nature is fully aware that our ecosystems are changing and [...]

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Spring 2019

Published March 7th, 2019

Stanley Petrowski

UW resources are devoted to so many restoration issues that the field seems to be a bubbling cauldron. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. As issues come to [...]

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Winter 2018

Published December 6th, 2018

Stanley Petrowski

Umpqua Watersheds has participated in numerous forest collaboratives over the last decade and a half that have served several purposes. Our fundamental purpose is to “restore the rest.” [...]

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Fall 2018

Published September 7th, 2018

Stanley Petrowski

A River Dying?

It’s been a difficult summer for the anadromous fish of the Umpqua Rivers. The river was so hot that the Oregon Dept. of Fish and [...]

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Summer 2018

Published June 7th, 2018

Stanley Petrowski

Restoration in the Age of Ecological Chaos

I am often challenged during agency and non-agency interactions regarding the efficacy of restoration work. Anyone even remotely aware of what [...]

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Spring 2018

Published March 7th, 2018

Stanley Petrowski

 

No Water – No Life

It is obvious that water is one of the most critically important elements of creation. It is not so obvious that it [...]

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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 [...]

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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) [...]

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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 [...]

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