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WHATS NEW IN OUTREACH

Published September 10th, 2022

By Kasey Hovik

While we continue to face challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are progressing to a new normal in which we are all doing what we can to return to the favorite things we enjoyed prior to the pandemic. Students have returned to the classroom after two years of [...]

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Guest Article: ANNUAL MOONLIGHT TREK AROUND MT. THIELSEN

Published September 10th, 2022

By Paul Nolte

Over thirty years ago I began an annual trek encircling Mt. Thielsen in the Winema and Umpqua National Forests. The inspiration was Holly Jones, who was the head social science librarian at the University of Oregon. He served on the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors in the 70s and was [...]

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Applegates At Crater Lake

Published June 13th, 2022

By Susan Applegate

I wrote this article with the hope that the National Park Conservation Association would print it in their magazine, but they had already planned to publish articles focused on William Gladstone Steel, a man who devoted a great portion of his life to making this a National Park. They declined to accept [...]

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Wilderness Committee Update

Published June 13th, 2022

Robbin Schindele

Spring, a time of rejuvenation and renewal, is here and almost over. In a few weeks, it will be Summer, a time of fun and recreation. I’d like to begin this article with a shout-out to some Wilderness Committee members.

First, to Bob Hoehne for the fine wilderness update presentation he gave at [...]

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WILDERNESS COMMITTEE UPDATE

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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