Who We Are

Mission Statement:

Umpqua Watersheds is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the ecosystems of the Umpqua watershed and beyond through education, training, advocacy and ecologically sound stewardship.

Umpqua Watersheds was first formed in 1986 as a volunteer organization for citizens to help monitor public forest and watershed management projects, and obtained its official 501©(3) non-profit status in 1995. Since then, with the support of hundreds of households in Douglas County and thousands of volunteer hours, Umpqua Watersheds has expanded to include two staff members and two AmeriCorps State service members.

The growth of Umpqua Watersheds has resulted in increased public input for forest and watershed management problems and solutions. This visibility has produced a greater understanding within the community of what it means to be a conservationist. By the hard work of so many from the past, present, and those to come in the future, Umpqua Watersheds is now a living organization with the ability to survive and benefit our region.


Our organization would not be where it is without the support of the community. From students to experts in the field, all of our volunteers work diligently to learn more about Douglas County and strive to preserve its natural history.


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Protecting the best and restoring the rest, since 1995.


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