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Published March 8th, 2022

The Wilderness Committee is updating the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal (CLWP) to incorporate current environmental issues such as climate change, carbon sequestration, clean water, and drought. The committee argues that the proposed wilderness areas will sequester carbon and protect the headwaters of the following rivers: Rogue, North and South Umpqua, Little Deschutes, Klamath, and Spring. [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update

Published September 9th, 2021

Wilderness Committee Update… Robbin Schindele

I hope you all have had a great summer and have remained safe from the fires and from Covid,  as well as been able to spend time in the mountains, unto the lakes, or travel the coast. For the members of the wilderness committee, the summer began with [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update Summer 2021

Published June 19th, 2021

Robbin Schindele

In late May Wilderness Committee members presented an overview of the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal (CLWP) to an enthusiastic group from the Many Rivers Chapter of the Oregon Sierra Club and Oregon state officials. The event was recorded and sent out to their membership to determine if the Sierra Club Oregon is [...]

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Q2 Update

Published June 8th, 2021

With the relaxing of covid restrictions the Wilderness committee is starting to roll at full speed.

We’ve continued our legislative postcard campaign at the Umpqua Valley Farmers market two Saturdays a month. Drop by and see us, sign some post cards supporting the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal and we’ll mail them for you. [...]

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Volunteers of the Year 2021

Published June 8th, 2021

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Umpqua Watersheds Lidar Presentation March 29, 2021

Published March 31st, 2021

For anyone who missed the live Presentation, or wants to review the information.March 29, 2021 Lidar Presentation

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Wilderness Update (2)

Published March 7th, 2021

by… Robbin Schindele

After a tumultuous 2020, the Wilderness Committee is looking forward to getting back to in-person activities without fearing for our health and well-being as more and more of our friends, neighbors, and families get vaccinated. But until that happens we’ll be working under the governor’s social distancing restrictions and continue [...]

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Wilderness Update

Published March 7th, 2021

Wyden’s rivers bill comes to life

After over 2 years of research, many town halls and public meetings, and 15,000 nominations from Oregonians across the state, Senator Ron Wyden’s River Democracy Act of 2021 has come to life.

Senator Wyden put out the call for Oregonians to nominate their favorite rivers and streams for [...]

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Exploring Wilderness Using LIDAR Imaging

Published March 2nd, 2021

How and Why to use LIDAR images in combination with your other mapping resources to get a more complete picture of areas you want to explore.
Online Presentation by Tony Cannon, Chairman of the Umpqua Watersheds Wilderness Committee.
Tony will do a short presentation on what LIDAR is, how to use it, why you [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update Winter 2020

Published December 2nd, 2020

By Bob Hoehne

Our hearts and prayers are with our many friends and neighbors who lost their homes in the recent fires. Some were UW members, and on the Wilderness Committee, care and support for them need to be ongoing.
The committee has been working steadily on the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal. Susan Applegate [...]

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