Umpqua Watersheds envisions a land of lush mountains and river valleys which sustain an abundance of clean water, diverse wildlife, and native fish runs. These landscapes will enrich a community that values fulfilling jobs, diverse viewpoints, and the solitude of wild places.
Umpqua Watersheds is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Umpqua Watershed and beyond through education, training, advocacy and ecologically sound stewardship.
Advocate sound stewardship practices on private and public lands that sustain biodiversity and restore degraded lands and waterways.
Promote permanent protection for wilderness and roadless areas in southwestern Oregon.
Alert our community to ecosystem management issues in the interest of informed consent and increased participation in land management decisions.
Train youth and adults to develop expertise in natural resource sciences for careers in the ecological stewardship workforce.
Educate the public by expanding environmental literacy and increasing awareness of the intrinsic value of high-functioning, intact ecosystems.
Improve communication and collaboration between the conservation community, public agencies, private landowners, commercial interests., And the public at large.
Monitor the activities of the federal, state and local agencies charged with the responsibility of land and water management in southwestern Oregon.
Provide leadership, support and motivation to local and regional grassroots conservationists.
Conduct educational, research and outreach projects that highlight conservation challenges and promote effective solutions.
Serve as a source of information on conservation issues and solutions.
Celebrate the natural beauty and majesty of the native forests and free-flowing waters of the Umpqua and beyond through regular outreach events.
Umpqua Watersheds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization