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