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Lookingglass Rock Hike- March 15th

Discover the botanical and geological wonders of the Lookingglass ROCK (1700 feet elevation) with great views of Tenmile Valley and Looingglass Valley along with the wildflowers of spring.

Carpools wil meet behind the Douglas County Library off Fowler St. at 9am. Be prepared for a short yet steep hike. Please bring plenty of water, lunch, appropriate hiking gear, and expect to share fuel expenses.

Hikers can also meet at the Lookingglass Store at 9:30am.
Earth Day & Energy Fair - April 5th

The 14th annual Earth Day & Energy Fair 2014 is happening April 5th, 2014 at D. C. Fairgrounds from 10 am to 4 pm. The fair is a FREE family friendly event offering a wide variety of entertainment as well as information & educational activities. FREE and fun for all ages! See you April 5th, 2014 at the D.C. Fairgrounds. Come visit us at the Umpqua Watersheds Booth.
 

Our Backyard Forests on the Chopping Block
The O&C Forum Comes to Roseburg
O & C Forum Press Release
When:  Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 6:00pm -8:00pm
Where:  Douglas County Museum (123 Museum Drive, Roseburg)
Politicians at home and in Washington DC are hoping to ramp up logging on our public O&C lands to fund county services, and the options we face are clear: We can protect and restore Oregon's
O&C lands - which provide clean drinking water, wildlife habitat, carbon storage, and benefit our quality of life - or we can hand over more
than 1.6 million acres of our public lands to exclusive use by the
timber industry.

Join Umpqua Watersheds, Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild and other community members for a panel discussion and forum on the future of western Oregon's public forestlands. The forum will offer unique perspectives on the value of our BLM forestlands, and give
you a chance to discuss what's at stake.
Speakers:
Ernie Niemi, Senior Economist at Natural Resource Economics
Francis Eatherington, Conservation Director at Cascadia Wildlands
Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator at Oregon Wild
Kevin Kohlman, Legacy Vineyards
Local citizens will be sharing their experiences and views.
Moderator:
Patrick Quinn, Umpqua Watersheds
Event Sponsors:
Umpqua Watersheds
Cascadia Wildlands 
Oregon Wild

Umpqua Brew Fest - October 19, 2013

"It's All About the Water" at the 4th annual Umpqua Brew Fest on October 19, 2013 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon.

Celebrate clean water, craft beer, and sustainable living in the hundred valleys of the Umpqua at souther Oregon’s premier craft beer festival.

With dozens of craft beers from Pacific Northwest and beyond breweries, the festival also features live music, beer-friendly food favorites, vendor and exhibitor booths, and Brew Shed events, including beer & food pairing and raffle prizes.

Umpqua Watersheds, the host organization, will provide information about the Umpqua River system, an essential source of clean and
pure water that is critically important to our communities' health and livelihood.

Learn More Here
Earth Day & Energy Fair - April 21st
The 12th annual Earth Day & Energy Fair 2012 is happening April 21, 2012 at D. C. Fairgrounds from 10 am to 4 pm. The fair is a FREE family friendly event offering a wide variety of entertainment as well as information & educational activities. Through generous community support and an active community Earth Day/Energy Fair committee as well as a donation of $1600.00 from D.C. Public Works Dept. this family friendly event remains FREE and fun for all ages. See you April 21, 2012 at the D.C. Fairgrounds. Come visit us at the Umpqua Watersheds Booth.
Earth Day Dance for the Salmon - April 21st

Over the years, this Earth Day Dance has traditionally benefited various community groups. This year's Earth Day Dance is sponsored by Umpqua Watershed's Wild on Wilderness Committee(WOW). The goal of the WOW committee is to promote and protect more wilderness in the Umpqua National Forest. Proceeds from this dance will go towards the promoting the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal. Susan Applegate will present information about this proposal and its importance for protecting our salmon and fisheries in the Umpqua Rivers. This is a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate Earth Day and help the future of our wild salmon that depend on our wild Umpqua forests and rivers.

Dinner & Beverages available for purchase
Music - Four different bands, line up TBA

When: April 21st, 5pm-11pm
Where:Glide Community Center
Admission: $10
Earth Day Hike - April 22

Umpqua Watersheds will lead a hike at North Bank Habitat management area west of Glide. Carpool will meet at 9:15 AM behind the Douglas County Library (next to Deer Creek) off of Fowler Street. Secondary meeting location: 10AM west entrance of North Bank habitat area, North Bank Road.

Join Dr. Ken Carloni, professor of Botany at UCC, as he leads the group on a 6 mile loop hike, identifying and detailing native wildflowers along the way. The hike is moderate to challenging and gains ~ 1000 feet in elevation. Join what is sure to be a spectacular and challenging way to celebrate Earth Day!

Please dress weather appropriate and bring snacks, lunch and water. The hike will begin at 10AM from the west entrance and end around 3PM.
Information: 541-887-0634
Lookingglass Rock Hike- March 17th

Discover the botanical and geological wonders of the Lookingglass ROCK (1700 feet elevation) with great views of Tenmile Valley and Looingglass Valley along with the wildflowers of spring.

Carpools wil meet behind the Douglas County Library off Fowler St. at 9am. Be prepared for a short yet steep hike. Please bring plenty of water, lunch, appropriate hiking gear, and expect to share fuel expenses.

Hikers can also meet at the Lookingglass Store at 9:30am.

16th Annual Banquet & Silent Auction

Keynote Speaker: Cassandra Moseley
Cassandra is the director of the Ecosystem Workforce Program and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at University of Oregon. At the EWP, she has developed applied research and policy education programs, focused on community-based forestry, federal forest management, and sustainable rural development. She is co-editor of People, Fire, and Forests: A Synthesis of Wildfire Social Science (2007) and is co-author of Collaborative Environmental Management: What Roles for Government? (2004). Prior to joining EWP in 2001, she was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Florida. She is a core group member of the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition, and a former board member of the Flintridge Foundation and the Applegate Partnership. She is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Forestry and was appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to the USDA’s Forestry Research Advisory Committee in 2010. She has testified before Congress about rural green jobs, rural development, and the working conditions of forest workers. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in political science, and her B.A. from Cornell University.

Saturday, February 25th
5PM Social Hour 6:30PM Dinner
Umpqua Community College Campus Center


Dinner will be served by the UCC Culinary Arts Program.
Menu will be:
Rosemary and Sausage stuffed Pork Loin Roast
Vegetable Lasagna
Sweet Potato Cakes
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Herb Buttered Orzo
Organic Green Salad
Mini Tartletts and Chocolate Panna Cotta


Seeking Donation of Silent Auction Items

We are in need of donations items for our Silent Auction.

If you would like to make a Tax-deductible donation please stop call 541.672.7065, email uw@umpqua-watersheds.org or just come drop them off at the Umpqua Watersheds Office at 539 SE Main St in Downtown Roseburg.

Auction Donation Ideas…
Themed Packages (relaxation, romance, cooking, travel)
Services (raft trip, guided hike, river-side dinner, fishing trip)
Original art or craft
Gourmet food items (wine, chocolates, jams)
Gift Certificates (dining, hotels, classes, massages)
Books, magazine subscriptions and much more

Snowshoe Hike - February 19th
Diamond Lake / Silent Creek Snowshoe [weather permitting] Join Umpqua Watersheds and the Roseburg community for an exciting day snowshoe at Silent Creek. Located near Diamond Lake and Mt. Bailey, hike leader Patrick Starnes will discuss and lead a tour through this fascinating high elevation ecosystem and discuss critical carnivore habitats. We look forward to having a diverse group of community members present to experience the Umpqua in one of its most beautiful seasons.

Cost is $10 per person for snowshoe and pole rental. To reserve snowshoes please provide your height and weight by Friday, February 17th.

Carpool will meet in Roseburg behind the Library off Fowler Street at 8am.
Bring a daypack with plenty of water, lunch, snacks, and good boots. Dress warm and layer.
Umpqua Brew Fest - Oct 21 & 22

"It's All About the Water" at the 2nd annual Umpqua Brew Fest on October 21st and 22nd at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon.

Celebrate clean water, craft beer, and sustainable living in the hundred valleys of the Umpqua at the only southern Oregon Octoberfest that's actually in October. With dozens of craft beers from Pacific Northwest and beyond breweries, the two day festival also features live music, beer-friendly food favorites, and a home brew competition.

The UBF host, Umpqua Watersheds, will provide information about the Umpqua River system, an essential source of clean and pure water that is critically important to our communities' health and livelihood.

Learn More Here
Mt. Thielsen Hike - September 24th

Its that time again! Saturday September 24th, climb the tallest peak in the Umpqua watershed and enjoy the grandest views of southern Oregon. From its height of 9,182 feet one can overlook Diamond Lake and Mt Bailey. Daylong hike is most difficult hike of the year. At the top you can sign your name on the scroll stored there.

Carpool will meet in Roseburg behind the Library off Fowler Street at 8am.
29th Umpqua Basin Cleanup - September 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th

Annual Umpqua Basin Cleanup now hosted by PUR in partnership with BLM, Phoenix School, USFS, SOLV, Clean Forest Project, The Cow Creek Tribe of the Umpqua Band of Indians, and Umpqua Watersheds.

Cleanup registration and site information will be available at the Fowler Street Parking lot by the Roseburg Library on September 17 and 24. The booth will be staffed from 9:00 to noon and you can pick up gloves, trash bags, safety info, and get information about areas that need cleanup help.
2011 Twin Lakes Youth Wilderness Camp

Umpqua Watersheds will host its annual Youth Wilderness Camp at Twin Lakes July 29th - 31st. Camp is open to youth ages 12-20. Younger children may attend with an accompanying adult. This year we have a fun-filled weekend planned with lots of opportunities for learning. Cost: $25/UW member; $45/non-member. This fee covers food and travel expenses for the weekend.

We are also looking for a few more adult volunteers.

Scholarships Wanted Please donate $25-$45 so that kids can go to camp

Please contact Mary or Ed Cooley at 541-584-2693 or edcooley@relianceconnects.com to register or for more information.

Irwin Rocks Hike - July 24th

Sunday, head west on Highway 42 to Treat's Cafe (formerly Porter Creek Cafe; 7 miles from Winston) to carpool a short way to start our hike. We will cross private property, then through forested BLM lands to the top of Irwin Rocks (elevation 2136 feet).

Join neighbors who lead the hike to this special geological site overlooking the Tenmile and Lookinglass valleys.

Carpools will meet behind the Roseburg Library at 9am along Deer Creek off Fowler Street or at Treats Highway 42 Cafe at 9:30am.

Hikers will need a daypack with lunch, water and sunscreen. Hike is rated moderate and all ages are welcome. Expect elevation gain and great views. Poison oak is prevalent in the area at this time of year, so long pants are recommended.


River Day Fish25th Annual River Appreciation Day

For this year’s event, we are planning activities for children, delicious food, a group river float, local musicians, and a disc golf tournament. As always, it will also be a great opportunity to learn about and enjoy life on the Umpqua River. Throughout its history, River Appreciation Day has moved all over Douglas County to highlight beautiful and different places in our watershed. This year we are returning to Whistler’s Bend Park for our day of celebration. The festivities will be from 1-8pm on July 16, 2011, and campsites for the weekend are currently available, but will go fast.

Learn More Here >>
Spotted Owl Hike - June 18th

Saturday, learn how spotted owl populations have been doing over the past decade with a guided tour led by wildlife biologist, Janice Reid, who monitors local owls. She has room for only 15 people so email: starnesforest@live.com quickly as it will be first-come first-serve.

Off trail hiking is required and could be difficult. Bring your camera!

Carpools will meet behind the Roseburg Library along Deer Creek off Fowler Street at 9am.

Please bring a daypack with lunch, water, sunscreen and raingear.

Yew Creek Hike - June 4th

Come join Umpqua Watersheds for a wildflower hike to the Magic Forest! This 260 acre stand of classic old growth forest sits on the Cow Creek/Olalla Watershed divide between Riddle and Dillard and is surrounded by serpentine meadows and oak/madrone woodlands.

Botanist and fire ecologist, Dr. Ken Carloni will lead a moderate to easy hike that will encounter at least 3 species of wild orchids along with a myriad of other wildflowers.

Carpool will meet behind the Douglas County Library Headquarters in Roseburg off Fowler Street at 9am followed by another meeting site at Riddle McDonalds off I-5 at 9:30am.

Hikers will be responsible for their own water, lunch, sunscreen and other protective gear.

Dickerson Heights Hike - May 29th

Help celebrate the Dickerson Heights timber sale being canceled by becoming immersed in the sights and sounds of an enchanting 200 year old forest! Unique geologic features and its proximity to Roseburg, will captivate you!


Carpools will meet behind the Douglas County Library off Fowler St. at 9am. Please bring plenty of water, lunch, appropriate hiking gear, and expect to share fuel expenses.
Hoover Butte Hike - May 21th

Hike to the top of Hoover Butte during the bloom of white Iris right over the proposed path of the LNG Pipeline. Easy hike of 4 miles round trip.


Carpools will meet behind the Douglas County Library off Fowler St. at 9am. Please bring plenty of water, lunch, appropriate hiking gear, and expect to share fuel expenses.
Williams Creek Fire Hike - May 1th

The Williams Creek Roadless Area is more than 6,000 wild acres which feed cold clean water into the North Umpqua River just down stream of the famous Steamboat Inn. In 2009 it was home to a forest fire started by Pacific Power company as their powerlines run east and west through the designated Roadless Area. Join botanist and fire ecologist Dr. Ken Carloni in an exploration of the burn and natural reforestation as we learn about fire ecology and the important role fire has played in the Umpqua for centuries with Dr. Ken Carloni.


Carpools will meet behind the Douglas County Library off Fowler St. at 9am. Please bring plenty of water, lunch, appropriate hiking gear, and expect to share fuel expenses.
Earth Day Dance for the Salmon - April 16th

Over the years, this Earth Day Dance has traditionally benefited various community groups. This year's Earth Day Dance is sponsored by Umpqua Watershed's Wild on Wilderness Committee(WOW). The goal of the WOW committee is to promote and protect more wilderness in the Umpqua National Forest. Proceeds from this dance will go towards the promoting the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal. Susan Applegate will present information about this proposal and its importance for protecting our salmon and fisheries in the Umpqua Rivers. This is a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate Earth Day and help the future of our wild salmon that depend on our wild Umpqua forests and rivers.

Music Line-Up:
6 pm Doris Corrado : folk music
7pm Slow Ponies: traditional western music
8pm Hotqua String Band: gypsy swing/latin hoedowns
9:30 Crying Backwards: rock/reggae

Admission: $5-10 sliding scale
Where: Glide Community Center - 20062 N Umpqua Hwy Glide, OR
When: April 16th, 2011 Doors open at 6 pm

Dinner/beverages available for purchase
Lookingglass Rock Hike- April 10th



Discover the botanical and geological wonders of the Lookingglass ROCK (1700 feet elevation) with great views of Tenmile Valley and Looingglass Valley along with the wildflowers of spring. Botanist, Sam Friedman, and geologist, Craig Toser PhD, will speak during the hike on the unique wilflowers, plants and how the ancient Klamath River bed rose to its present elevation.

Carpools wil meet behind the Douglas County Library off Fowler St. at 9am. Be prepared for a short yet steep hike. Please bring plenty of water, lunch, appropriate hiking gear, and expect to share fuel expenses.

Hikers can also meet at the Lookingglass Store at 9:30am.

For more details call Patrick Starnes at 541.679.0229 or email: starnesforest@live.com

Public Interest Environment Law Conference - March 4th-5th

PIELC is organized and hosted by the students involved in the environmental law society "Land Air Water" at University of Oregon Law School.
This years theme - Turning the Tides: Creating a Green and Clean Future
For more information, check out their website http://www.pielc.org

Umpqua Watersheds and Wild on Wilderness will have a booth Friday 3/4 & Saturday 3/5, so come say hello and show your support for the Umpqua!
15th Annaul Banquet

Thank You to all our Banquet and Silent Auction volunteers!

Click Here for Information and Photos from the event.

Volunteer Opportunity - Newsletter Folding Party - Dec 15th

Winter Newsletter will be ready to fold and tape so come help Umpqua Watersheds get it mailed.

Party starts at 6pm at the Umpqua Watersheds Office, 539 SE Main St. Call 541.672.7065


UPDATE: THANK YOU NEWSLETTER VOLUNTEERS!
Thank you to all the volunteers that helped fold and label the December Newsletter!


Cougar Bluffs Hike - Nov 6th

Saturday, enjoy the views above the North Umpqua from the top of Cougar Bluffs and then walk down the trail (improved by Phoenix Charter School) to the North Umpqua Trail. Meet carpool at 9am behind the Library in Roseburg off Fowler Street. Hikers should bring daypack with water, lunch and gear for rain or sunshine. For more info email UW Board Member, Thomas McGregor: tmcgregor.uw@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunity - Letter Stuffing Party - Nov 10th

One of the many opportunities to help Umpqua Watersheds is to lend a pair of hands at our end of the year stuffing party. Fold, stuff and stick.. that simple. Join us for an evening to get the letters mailed out.

Party starts at 6pm at the Umpqua Watersheds Office, 539 SE Main St. Call 541.672.7065

Wild on Wilderness Committee Meeting - September 29th

On the last Wednesday of every month the Wild On Wilderness (WOW) Committee meets at Chi's Garden at 7pm.
Join Road Truthing Team

The Umpqua National Forest has over 4,800 miles of roads covering about one million acres yet they do not really know the condition of every mile of road.  Umpqua Watersheds is ground-truthing many of the biologically important areas and we need your help!  Please visit our ROADS page to see when the next training is being held:http://www.umpqua-watersheds.org/events/roadtruth.html

Mt. Thielsen Hike - September 25th

Its that time again! Saturday September 25th, climb the tallest peak in the Umpqua watershed and enjoy the grandest views of southern Oregon. From its height of 9,182 feet one can see down INTO the crater of Crater Lake National Park! Daylong hike is most difficult hike of the year. At the top you can sign your name on the scroll stored there.

Carpool will meet in Roseburg at 9am behind the Library off Fowler Street.
Umpqua Brew Fest - September 18th

Umpqua Watersheds host microbrews from around the Pacific Northwest in a downtown celebration of water conservation. Please save the date and bring your appetite for local food and good brews.

Live Music from Terry Robb and More!

Beers from Ninkasi Brewing, McMenamins, Alaskan Brewing, Caldera Brewing and MORE!

It's all about the water!

CLICK HERE for more Information
Hike Abbott Butte near Tiller - September 11th

Hike 3 miles into the Rogue Umpqua Divide Wilderness to Abbott Butte. At 6,131ft there are several peaks and cliffs that offer views of Mount McLoughlin and great vistas. Might be in for a treat with some fall colors or some late wild flowers.

Meet at behind Library in Roseburg at 9am or Tiller Ranger Station at 10am Saturday, September 11th. For more information call, Patrick Starnes at: (541)580-9120
2010 Twin Lakes Youth Wilderness Camp

Umpqua Watersheds will host its annual Youth Wilderness Camp at Twin Lakes July 30 to August 1. Camp is open to youth ages 12-20. Younger children may attend with an accompanying adult. This year we have a fun-filled weekend planned with lots of opportunities for learning. Cost: $20/UW member; $40/non-member. This fee covers food and travel expenses for the weekend.

We are also looking for a few more adult volunteers.

Scholarships Wanted Please donate $20-$40 so that kids can go to camp

Please contact Mary or Ed Cooley at 541-584-2693 or edcooley@relianceconnects.com to register or for more information.

Wild On Wilderness Meeting

Wednesday July 28th, 7PM at Chi's Garden restaurant, 528 SE Stephens St in Roseburg

This months agenda:
    Road Truthing Update
    WOW at Umpqua Brew Fest Sep 17th & 18th
    Discussion of Joe Laurance’s biomass and pre-European landscape proposal
    Outreach Update/Meeting with Partners
    WOW Committee Strategic Plan
Mollusk Survey Training

Due to the increased number of volunteers, the location of the Mollusk Survey Training has been relocated to the Tiller Ranger Station’s ‘Tiller Retreat’ room. Car pool will meet at the Myrtle Creek I5 exit 108 and leaving at 7:30am. Training at the Ranger Station will begin at 8:30am with hands on field work following initial training. Expect training to last until 2pm. Please be sure to wear field clothes including ball cap hat if you have one, and shoes you do not mind getting wet.

Ponds on the Umpqua Forest and across the Umpqua Basin have been impacted by non-native invasive species. Many native species like the northern red-legged frog, long toed salamander, western pond turtle, fairy shrimp and other important aquatic organisms have been adversely affected. Umpqua Watersheds is supporting the Tiller Ranger District in development of restoration methods and monitoring the results. The first work is to establish presence and relative abundance of invasive species & the impacted native species. Then this information will be compared with post treatment surveys. If you can afford to spend up to 4 days helping us with these surveys, please contact cindy@umpqua-watersheds.org for more information.
Float the North Umpqua

Saturday morning, JULY 17, there will be a river float from below Colliding Rivers to Whistler’s Bend Park. Rafter can meet at 8am to pump up rafts and join the shuttle trucks. Each rafter is responsible for their own oars, lifejackets and floating device. River float should arrive to Whistler’s Bend Park before the free music starts at 1pm. For more info please email Patrick Starnes at: call: 580-9120

Camping at River Day

Make the fun last while at River Day! Camping Friday and Saturday night, $5 per tent each night. Reserve your spot now! Register Online HERE.
2nd Saturday Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Roseburg, the Phoenix Charter School, and Umpqua Watersheds are collaborating on a massive invasive weed removal and restoration project of the South Umpqua Greenway. The Greenway lies between Deer Creek Park and Gaddis Park. The project’s first focus is cleaning up Deer Creek Park itself, clearing the banks of Himalayan blackberry and increasing visibility of the elegant stream flow.

Saturday, July 10th


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Road Inventory Training

The Umpqua National Forest’s travel management plan THREATENS to eliminate large areas of quiet recreation and impact both existing and proposed wilderness areas. Wildlife such as the endangered Pacific Fisher and Wolverine will also be harmed. The plan proposes to create motorized 4-wheeler/ATV recreation over hundreds of miles of closed roads and trails. We need your help to go out in July and August and conduct an inventory of the “Maintenance Level 1 roads”, dispersed camp sites and proposed motorized trail areas with a simple protocol. We need this to effectively address the agency’s proposal.

We will be providing training to those who can attend Monday June 28th 10am - 5:30pm at the Umpqua Watershed’s Office.

Please contact Cindy Haws at the Umpqua Watersheds Office for more information: cindy@umpqua-watersheds.org
Waterfall walk after LNG hike in Camas Valley - June 19th

Discover the Rock Creek caves and waterfall after the LNG hike in Camas Valley
Saturday morning join neighbor Patrick Quinn as he guides us to destructive path of the LNG pipeline where it plans to clear-cut a 100 foot swath through the BLM old growth forests. Afterwards, Mr. Quinn will show us the Rock Creek caves and waterfall in the area. Carpool starts behind the Library headquarters in Roseburg at 9am and then stops at the Camas Valley General Store at 9:30am. For more details call 580-9120 or email: : jquinn@jeffnet.org
River Day Planning Meeting - JUNE 21

Monday, help organize and plan the 24th Annual River Appreciation Day celebration. Meet at UW office upstairs on Main Street at 5pm. We hope to have the River Day poster ready to hang all over Douglas County so please come by to grab some posters.

Email River Day ideas or make camping reservations to: call: 580-9120.
Little River Forest Restoration Collaborative - June 10th

Thursday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm, join the general public in an important discussion about how we restore old clearcuts on federal forests (BLM & USFS) at the Roseburg BLM office on Garden Valley Blvd.

Thursday, June 10th

2nd Saturday Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Roseburg, the Phoenix Charter School, and Umpqua Watersheds are collaborating on a massive invasive weed removal and restoration project of the South Umpqua Greenway. The Greenway lies between Deer Creek Park and Gaddis Park. The project’s first focus is cleaning up Deer Creek Park itself, clearing the banks of Himalayan blackberry and increasing visibility of the elegant stream flow.

Saturday, June 12th

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MAY 21, 22 & 23 - Umpqua Wildernes Campout on Steelhead Creek

Use your road-truthing skills learned at the Wilderness Workshop (Tuesday) while camping in the Umpqua's wild backcountry at Steelhead Creek in the Steamboat watershed. For campsite information, call 541-672-6982.
Wilderness Slideshow & Workshop - May 18th

Tuesday night at 7pm at the Douglas County Museum in Roseburg off I-5 Exit #123
Learn about Umpqua Valley paths less traveled and sensitive, special, threatened areas of beautiful Douglas County.

- Enjoy a beautiful 20 minute Umpqua Wilderness Slideshow.
- Learn how to adopt a Roadless Area along your favorite creek.
- Learn how to Road-truthing with inventory maps, etc.

~ FREE and OPEN to the Public with refrshements. ~

Sponsored by Wild on Wilderness (WOW) Committee.

For more information call: 580-9120
LNG Hike in Umpqua National Forest Old Growth - May 15th

Saturday, learn more about the impacts of the LNG Pipeline on our beautiful native old growth forest with neighbor, Marlene Koch (pronounced Cook). Marlene will show us where the LNG pipeline will cut a 100 foot swath through old growth forests including a visit to a 7 foot sugar pine.

Carpool will meet in Roseburg at 9am behind the Library off Fowler Street, then in Canyonville at 9:45am at the Promise Bakery with final meeting point above the Galesville Dam at the Devil's Flats campground at 10:30am. Hikers should bring their own lunch, water, sunscreen and Oregon outdoor gear.

Other side of same Sugar Pine. It's the biggest tree we saw in two days of walking the pipeline route. Too bad it has a center line flagging right on it.
Photo by Francis Eatherington   Photo by Francis Eatherington   This beautiful Sugar Pine tree is close to 7' diameter, and on the center line near MP 112.7 (about). Photo by Francis Eatherington

For more information call: 580-9120
2nd Saturday Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Roseburg, the Phoenix Charter School, and Umpqua Watersheds are collaborating on a massive invasive weed removal and restoration project of the South Umpqua Greenway. The Greenway lies between Deer Creek Park and Gaddis Park. The project’s first focus is cleaning up Deer Creek Park itself, clearing the banks of Himalayan blackberry and increasing visibility of the elegant stream flow.

Saturday, May 8th
8:30am - Noon
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Magic Forest Hike - May 1st

Come join Umpqua Watersheds for a wildflower hike to the Magic Forest! This 260 acre stand of classic old growth forest sits on the Cow Creek/Olalla Watershed divide between Riddle and Dillard and is surrounded by serpentine meadows and oak/madrone woodlands.

Botanist and fire ecologist, Dr. Ken Carloni will lead a moderate to easy hike that will encounter at least 3 species of wild orchids along with a myriad of other wildflowers.

Carpool will meet behind the Douglas County Library Headquarters in Roseburg off Fowler Street at 9am followed by another meeting site at Riddle McDonalds off I-5 at 9:30am.

Hikers will be responsible for their own water, lunch, sunscreen and other protective gear. For more information call: 580-9120
Devil’s Staircase Hike - April 3rd

Hike into the proposed Devil's Staircase Wilderness in the central Oregon Coast Range. The all-day, off-trail and strenuous hike won't necessarily go to the Devil's Staircase waterfall.

For more information about the hike, meeting location and to RSVP, contact hike leader Cameron Derbyshire at 541.747.1250.
Devil’s Staircase Hike - March 28th

Hike into the proposed Devil's Staircase Wilderness in the central Oregon Coast Range. The all-day, off-trail and strenuous hike won't necessarily go to the Devil's Staircase waterfall.

For more information about the hike, meeting location and to RSVP, contact hike leader Cameron Derbyshire at 541.747.1250.
3rd Friday Concert - Tony KaltenbergCANCELED - 3rd Friday Concert - Tony Kaltenberg

From the wild and misty Oregon coast speaks a powerful voice for the mystical guitar tradition, with roots extending back through the innovative works of Fahey, Kottke & Hedges. His sounds are reflections of his surroundings, the people in his life, the ocean where he lives, the yogic lifestyle - music from the core.
March 19th
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Devil’s Staircase Hike - March 14th

Hike into the proposed Devil's Staircase Wilderness in the central Oregon Coast Range. The all-day, off-trail hike won't necessarily go to the Devil's Staircase waterfall and will be moderately difficult.

For more information about the hike, meeting location and to RSVP, contact hike leaders Dee and Dave Tvedt at 541.689.7189.
Lookingglass Rock Hike - March 13th

Discover the geological wonder of the Lookingglass ROCK (1700 feet elevation) with great views of Tenmile Valley and Looingglass Valley and hopefull the first wildflowers of spring. Meet behind the Douglas County Library off Fowler St. at 9am. Be prepared for a short yet steep hike. Please bring plenty of water, lunch, appropriate hiking gear, and expect to share fuel expenses.

For more details call: 541.580.9120
Devil’s Staircase Hike - February 20th

Umpqua Watersheds members Dee & David Tvedt will lead a trek to Douglas County’s newest wilderness candidate, Devil’s Staircase Wilderness near Scottsburg. Meet behind the Douglas County Library off Fowler St. at 8am. Be prepared for a long day with plenty of water, food, appropriate hiking gear, and expect to share fuel expenses. North County folks can meet at Tomacelli's in Elkton at 9am.

For more details call: 541.514.6352
3rd Friday Concert - A Strange AttractorCANCELED - 3rd Friday Concert - A Strange Attractor

A Strange Attractor plays Jamericana music: a Roots Rock gumbo seasoned with Reggae, Funk, Worldbeat and Americana.

February 19th
Dinner starts at 6 pm, with music at 7 pm. Read More>
14th Annual Winter Celebration14th Annual Winter Celebration

Celebrate the Umpqua’s mighty rivers and towering forests along with the end of winter with live music from the local band Irish Crème and Mark Baratta at Umpqua Watersheds 14th Annual Winter Celebration with its theme entitled: Think Like a Mountain.

Thinking like a mountain, Umpqua Watersheds plans to start off the New Year by continuing its agenda to protect the best and restore the rest. The restoration of old clear-cuts back into viable forest habitat is one the highest priorities Read More>
Did you know?

The Umpqua National Forest is home to 236 bird species and 66 mammal species.