About this Show:

Living Downstream is a program for folks who’d like to learn about environmental topics of interest in the Umpqua Watershed of southern Oregon, and the larger Pacific Northwest region. It is coordinated by the AmeriCorps member serving as the Environmental Education & Outreach Leader for the Umpqua Watershed organization in an effort to bring awareness of environmental issues to a wider audience.

If you live in Roseburg, you can tune in via our KQUA station (99.7). Otherwise, click the button below to access KQUA’s website, where you can listen to a livestream from anywhere! Each week, we interview different experts to learn about various issues including waste management, the role of art in environmentalism, ecosystem restoration, water quality, wildlife rehabilitation, and more!


Would you like to be on the show?

If you have knowledge an experience on an environmentally-related topic and would like to be interviewed for the show, contact our Environmental Education & Outreach leader by emailing ryan@umpquawatersheds.org.


Resources for Episode 4 – Observing Birds & Other Wildlife (Airing February 6th & 7th)

In this episode, we’ll hear from Damon Lesmeister and Matthew Hunter about how technology is being used to help researchers collect data about birds, and some tips an suggestions for attracting birds and other wildlife to your yard.

Links/Websites Mentioned in (or related to) Episode 4 

Episode 1 – On Trail Hiking (Aired January 16th & 17th, 2021)
Looking for a new hike to try over the next few weeks? In this episode, Diana Pace and Connie Page offer some great suggestions for places to explore nearby, how to prepare for a hiking excursion, and give tips on how to prepare/what to take with you when you go.
Links/Websites Mentioned in Episode 1
Episode 2 – Art & Environmentalism (Aired January 23rd & 24th, 2021)
In this episode, we hear from Elva Paulson and Susan Applegate, two local artists who feature nature in their work. They share:
   – their introduction to the field of art/illustration
   – tips for capturing the essence of something
   – getting started with nature journaling
   – benefits of spending time in nature
   – the significance of language/the way we describe things
   – the role of art in environmentalism
   – and the connections between art and science. 
Links/Websites Mentioned in Episode 2
Episode 3 – Water Quality (Aired January 30th & 31st, 2021)
Wondering what characteristics make up “water quality” or what factors might be impacting the quality of the water in southern Oregon? This episode features interviews of Mikeal Jones and PUR members Sandy Lyon, Joe Carnes, and M A Hansen.
Links/Websites Mentioned in Episode 3
Journaling/Reflection Prompts: 
1) Describe a significant experience you had in nature.
2) What story do you want or need to tell – and how will you tell it?
3) What is the conversation you’ve had with the place in which you live?
4) What might nature be saying to us?
5) Tell what you appreciate about nature and why.
6) Go outside and spend time looking closely and loosely, open for what you might see and experience. What did you notice?

Music Attribution

The intro and outro music for the show are excerpts from the song “Forest” by Vlad Gluschenko.
Attribution information is as follows:
Forest by Vlad Gluschenko: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMjF_LLOiC0&ab_channel=AudioLibrary%E2%80%94Musicforcontentcreators
Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported  — CC BY 3.0
Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/forest-vlad-gluschenko
Music promoted by Audio Library: https://youtu.be/OMjF_LLOiC0