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Wilderness Committee update

Published December 6th, 2019

By Robbin Shindele

The Wilderness Committee had a busy fall. In September we wound down our postcard campaign. Various committee members were at the Saturday farmers Market in Roseburg most Saturdays from May through September. We talked to people about the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal and asked them to sign postcards with pre-printed messages to [...]

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Comments Due Dec 17, 2019

Published November 29th, 2019
USDA Forest Service Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Alternatives to a Proposed Alaska Roadless Rule Development of a proposed state-specific rule is in response to a petition from the State of Alaska JUNEAU, ALASKA, Oct. 15, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement [...]

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Crater Lake Wilderness aims to keep 500,000 acres wild

Published November 3rd, 2019

Crater Lake Wilderness article in the news!

 

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Wilderness Update

Published June 18th, 2019

Wilderness Committee Update… Robbin Schindele

The Wilderness Committee has been busy as usual. In April, we sponsored a benefit concert for Umpqua Watersheds’ radio station, KQUA 99.7, The River. Kim Angelis, a world-renowned musician headlined the concert. Known for her elegant skills as a composer and flamboyant and energetic performance of gypsy influenced music, she [...]

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Spring 2019

Published March 3rd, 2019

Wilderness Committee… Robbin Shindele

 

The Wilderness committee has been doing a lot the last few months. We’ve added some new businesses to our endorser list. We have been active in the newly formed UW grants committee and been working on our own grant applications.

 

Our caroling event in December went very well. Calling [...]

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Winter 2018

Published December 8th, 2018

Robbin Schindele

The Wilderness Committee has been busy since the last newsletter. Our ongoing effort to get business support for the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal continues to grow. We currently have 74 businesses and are nearing our goal of 100 businesses before our next Annual Banquet. Our federal legislators have told us that support from [...]

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Wilderness

Published November 1st, 2018

Robbin Schindele

The Wilderness Committee has been busy since the last newsletter. Our ongoing effort to get business support for the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal continues to grow. We currently have 74 businesses and are nearing our goal of 100 businesses before our next Annual Banquet. Our federal legislators have told us that support from [...]

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Fall 2018

Published September 3rd, 2018

WILDERNESS

Robbin Schindele

Summer has been a busy time for UW’s Wilderness Committee. We’ve sponsored hikes into our proposed Wilderness with 2 more are scheduled for September. We have increased our Facebook presence to over 1000 views/month and planned events to increase awareness with business supporters. Thanks to Bob Hoehne, Diana Pace, Richard O’Neil and [...]

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Summer 2018

Published June 1st, 2018

WILDERNESS

Robbin Schindele

The Wilderness Committee has been actively promoting the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal (CLWP) locally and throughout Southern Oregon. We recently erected a sign beside Hwy 138 in Glide that can be seen from both directions and is a direct call to action to support the CLWP. The colorful and bold sign definitely [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 2nd, 2017

Wilderness

Bob Hoehne

The Wild On Wilderness Committee “WOW” is a team of mostly volunteers working toward permanent wilderness protection of some of the back country areas of the Umpqua National Forest.

This effort is called “The Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal” since it also includes Crater Lake National Park. It would add a layer of [...]

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